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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines sign codeshare deal

Both carriers will place their codes on both airlines’ flights between Bahrain and Istanbul

A Gulf Air passenger plane. The carrier has signed a codeshare deal with Turkish Airlines. Bullit Marquez / AP
A Gulf Air passenger plane. The carrier has signed a codeshare deal with Turkish Airlines. Bullit Marquez / AP

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement to jointly operate double daily flights between Bahrain and Istanbul.

The deal, effective from 1st November 2017, will apply to flights operated by both carriers to Manama and Istanbul.

Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines, Turkey's flag carrier, each operate one daily flight between Bahrain and Istanbul and, under the terms of the agreement, both carriers will place their codes on both airlines’ flights between Bahrain and Istanbul.

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“Entering into a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines is a positive strategic step forward for Gulf Air, through which we offer our guests a larger combined frequency of flights while strengthening and enhancing our commercial ties," said Gulf Air’s deputy chief executive, Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi.

Gulf Air passengers can now connect to a range of destinations through this codeshare by both airlines, providing them with greater choice, convenience and a seamless travel experience, he said.

The Turkish Airlines’ deputy chairman and chief, Mr. Bilal Ekşi said; “We are glad to sign this codeshare agreement with Gulf Air and aim to improve our partnership to maximise the travel opportunities offered to our passengers through our flight networks.

"Moreover, we believe that this partnership with Gulf Air will bring a remarkable benefit to both airlines from a commercial perspective in rapidly growing relations between our countries.”