Etihad Airways' loyalty programme, Etihad
Guest, has added Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of
Bahrain, as its latest partner airline.
The partnership expands on the codeshare agreement
between the two airlines and provides further cooperation between
the frequent flyer programmes, Etihad Guest and Falconflyer.
Members can now earn and redeem miles reciprocally on all
flights across both networks. In both cases, the number of miles
earned will depend upon the class of travel flown.
Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer for Etihad
Aviation Group, said, “Our recently redesigned, upgraded, and relaunched loyalty programme, Etihad Guest, welcomes another
valued partner that offers our members even more opportunities to
earn and redeem their miles. This new and exciting partnership
helps us continuously evolve and improve our loyalty programme
based on the needs of our guests and inline with our ever-changing
This new partnership provides Gulf Air passengers with
access to a broader network of destinations, particularly to North
America where they can take advantage of Etihad’s USA
pre-clearance, the only United States Customs and Border
Protection facility in the Middle East. It allows US bound
passengers to process all immigration, customs and agriculture
inspections in Abu Dhabi before they board their flight to one of
Etihad’s four North American destinations.
Vincent Coste, Chief Commercial Officer for Gulf
Air said, “Gulf Air entered into a strategic codeshare partnership
with Etihad Airways in March 2019. As an additional value
proposition, we are delighted to build upon our successful
partnership by further providing our Falconflyer members with the
opportunity to earn and spend their Gulf Air miles on the Etihad