UAE's Emirates and Bahrain's Gulf Air launch codeshare agreement

UAE's Emirates and Bahrain's Gulf Air launch codeshare agreement

Customers can benefit from competitive single fares on a multi-airline journeys

Emirates and Gulf Air have signed a unilateral codeshare partnership, which will come into effect from December 2022. 

The agreement was signed by Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline and Gulf Air’s chief executive officer Captain Waleed Al Alawi at the Bahrain Airshow, cementing the growing relationship between the airlines. 

The expanded partnership will see Gulf Air place their marketing code “GF” on Emirates operated flights beyond Dubai to a selection of global tourism hotspots, including Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Algeria, Tunis, Bali, Hanoi, HoChi Minh City, Taipei and São Paulo. 

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The partnership will now offer customers the convenience of combined ticketing and check-in, baggage transfers and competitive single fares on a multi-airline journeys when connecting on Emirates. 

Emirates Airline president Tim Clark said: “We're pleased to partner with Gulf Air to offer their customers greater access and strong connection opportunities to unique destinations on our network, complemented by Emirates’ signature in-flight service and hospitality throughout their journey from Dubai.  We look forward to working together and achieving more with Gulf Air in the near future, and further strengthening our relationship." 

Gulf Air chief executive officer Waleed Al Alawi added: “Our relationship with Emirates Airline has always been strong and today we are reaching a higher level of collaboration with many more opportunities in the horizon between the two carriers. This partnership will empower both of us to offer a more elevated experience to passengers and widen their travel options.”


Emirates currently has codeshare cooperation agreements in place with 26 airline partners and two rail companies around the world.

Customers can book their travel on Gulf Air’s website, through Gulf Air point of sales and online travel agencies as well as with local travel agents. 

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