Thu, 02 May 2019
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom, gives cyclists an extra baggage allowance to include one free bicycle over and above their original ticket allowance. The bicycle must be packed within an acceptable purpose-designed cover, weighing 15kg or less.
The new policy has been introduced in response to an increasing demand from athletes who fly to attend and participate in various sporting events within the global Gulf Air network. Gulf Air’s CEO Krešimir Kučko said: “Gulf Air is enhancing its baggage allowance for athletes to promote a healthy lifestyle within its customer base. By allowing athletes to take their sport equipment for free – over and above their original baggage entitlement – we help make their travel logistics and journeys much easier and hassle free”. Earlier this year Gulf Air announced that one free golf bag would be allowed for golfers.