Royal Jordanian and Gulf Air enter full codeshare
Royal Jordanian and Gulf Air entered into a full codeshare agreement to offer passengers 11-weekly flights between Amman, Jordan and Manama, Bahrain. Under the terms of the agreement, the flights will be operated by Gulf Air but marketed by both carriers.
The move comes as the existing bilateral codeshare agreement between Royal Jordanian and Gulf Air, whereby the two parties were operating and marketing flights between Amman and Manama, became unilateral.
Under the agreement, Gulf Air will be operating 11 weekly frequencies, departing from Amman as three morning flights, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, four noon flights, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, and another four evening flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
“Gulf Air and Royal Jordanian enjoy a robust relationship; our airline has been cooperating with Gulf Air since May 2004, when we signed a codeshare agreement allowing free sale of seats on both carriers’ flights between Amman and Manama. Both of us provide superb on board and on ground services and competitive ticket prices,” said Royal Jordanian CEO Hussein Dabbas.
Dabbas added that under the renewed codeshare agreement, Royal Jordanian ensures its passengers will continue to enjoy the services and flight convenience on Gulf Air, which they were used to when flying Royal Jordanian.
He said that the unilateral codeshare agreement is concluded with Gulf Air in the best economic interest for both carriers and passengers from Jordan and Bahrain. It will result in reducing the operational expenses, needed in light of the regress in demand for travel to and from the region, due to the regional unrest.
“We have always had excellent commercial and codeshare relationship with Royal Jordanian for several years working to benefit each other’s passenger segments. The new agreement facilitates both airlines to streamline operations in the interest of serving our passengers as well as the carriers in response to market demand. We will ensure Royal Jordanian passengers get the same consistent and high-quality service and products when they travel with Gulf Air,” said Gulf Air CEO Samer Majali.
“With 11 flights per week from Amman to Bahrain, Gulf Air provides wider travel options for passengers with a choice of morning, noon and evening flights to reach Bahrain at their own convenience. In addition, these flights provide excellent onward connectivity to the Far East, Saudi Arabia and the Indian sub-continent with a very minimal waiting time in Bahrain, while on return flights, passengers can connect via Amman to a number of European cities across Royal Jordanian’s extensive network,” Majali concluded.