Mon, 08 March 2021
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have signed a Strategic Commercial Cooperation Agreement (SCCA).
The SCCA envisages a phased approach to closer collaboration between the partners. In the first phase, by June 2021, the scope of the codeshare agreement, first signed in 2019, will be significantly expanded. Gulf Air and Etihad will be able to offer up to an additional 30 combined destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia.
The airlines will work together to optimise joint operations on the Bahrain-Abu Dhabi route, with improvements to network connectivity. There will be additional offerings to premium tier customers of Falconflyer and Etihad Guest, including reciprocal lounge access at the hubs and enhanced recognition through a guest’s journey, regardless of the operating airline.
The Strategic Commercial Cooperation Agreement was signed by Captain Waleed AlAlawi, Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer and Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group.