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News: Gulf Air to offer new Bahrain visa service alongside VFS Global

Gulf Air has today launched a Bahrain Tourist Visa Service, available via exclusively to the airline’s passengers flying across its global network. The service has been launched in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest visa service provider. Travellers with return Gulf Air tickets can now conveniently apply for a visa to the Kingdom of Bahrain online via the website or by visiting their local Gulf Air sales office with the necessary documents no more than 30 days prior to travel to fill in the relevant forms and submit their…

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Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Nate, evacuation orders declared

With Hurricane Nate threatening to slam into the Gulf Coast this weekend, states of emergency have been declared in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as government agencies mobilize its resources and declare mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders in advance of the Category 1 storm’s arrival. As of Saturday morning, Nate was 345 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, moving north-northwest at 22 mph with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. “Hurricane Nate is a dangerous storm. It will make landfall somewhere along the central Gulf coast late Saturday…

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News: Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare deal

Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement that will be effective from November 2017. The agreement will expand the travel opportunities for the passengers of both airlines with jointly operated double daily flights between Bahrain and Istanbul. The signing ceremony took place at Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul headquarters. Gulf Air deputy chief executive officer, captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, and Turkish Airlines deputy chairman, Bilal Ekşi, signed the agreement together in the presence of senior officials from both airlines. Al Alawi, welcomed the codeshare agreement. ADVERTISEMENT He…

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News: Gulf Air signs loyalty deal with Swiss-Belhotel International

Gulf Air has signed a partnership between the airline’s FalconFlyer Loyalty Programme and Swiss-Belhotel International, a leading global hotel chain. The deal will allow Gulf Air FalconFlyer members to earn 200 loyalty miles for every night’s stay at participating Swiss-Belhotel properties spread across 23 countries worldwide. Gulf Air Chief commercial officer, Ahmed Janahi, welcomed the agreement. He said: “Gulf Air’s FalconFlyer programme offers a host of exciting privileges and benefits to members and we are continually working to expand our network of partner hotels in order to make our programme…

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News: Gulf Air signs codeshare deal with Aegean Airlines

Gulf Air and Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest carrier, have entered into a codeshare partnership widening their respective networks across Europe and the Middle East. Specifically, travellers can now codeshare on flights from Bahrain, via Athens, to and from the European cities of Brussels and Rome while travellers from Geneva, Milan and Vienna can now codeshare on flights, via Athens, to the Kingdom of Bahrain with Gulf Air. Ahmed Janahi, Gulf Air Chief commercial officer, said: “Our commitment to strengthening Gulf Air’s network is reinforced with this codeshare agreement – allowing…

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