Published — Thursday 31 May 2012
Last update 31 May 2012 6:10 am
Gulf Air passengers flying to Frankfurt and Paris can now enjoy seamless travel to and from 13 cities across Germany, and 19 cities across France, thanks to the codeshare agreements between the airline and Germany’s airport railway QYG and the French national railway SNCF.
All that passengers need to do is to buy one combined Gulf Air/TGV ticket that allows them to fly with Gulf Air to Frankfurt International Airport and Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and travel to and from any of the 13 destinations on the railway’s vast network in Germany, and 19 cities across France.
The 19 stations in France included under the agreement include Avignon, Brussels, Angers, Bordeaux, Reims, Lille Europe, Le Mans, Marseille, Metz, Lyon Part Dieu, Montpelier, Nantes, Poitiers, Nimes, Rennes, Tours, Strasbourg, Valence and Toulon. The 13 stations in the Germany agreement are Brussels, Berlin, Berlin Schonefeld, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Bonn, Halle, Munich, and Stuttgart.
The Gulf Air and SNCF — and Railway Germany codeshares also allow the airline and travel agents around the world to market these cities to all their customers.
Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer Karim Makhlouf said: “The agreements are another example of our continuous efforts in making our customers’ journey experience more comfortable and enjoyable. France and Germany are premium markets for Gulf Air and these codeshare agreements with SNCF and Railway Germany will further strengthen our presence in these countries and enable us to serve even more efficiently to our substantial passenger segment that travels to France and Germany.”
Gulf Air is operating an Airbus A330 to Paris and Frankfurt, which will be upgraded to an Airbus A320ER from July 1 offering 14 seats in Falcon Gold Class and 96 in Economy and cargo capacity to carry two tons of freight.