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Gulf Air and the French Railways sign a Rail&Fly Agreement
Gulf Air and the French Railways have announced the signature of a Rail&Fly Agreement.
Passengers flying to Paris with Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air can now enjoy seamless travel to and from 19 cities across France, thanks to an agreement between the airline and France’s national railway SNFC (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français).
All that passengers need to do is to buy one combined Gulf Air/TGV ticket that allows them to fly with Gulf Air to Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris and travel to and from any of the 19 destinations on the SNCF’s vast network.
The 19 stations 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 Gulf Air and SNCF agreement also allows the airline and travel agents around the world to market the nineteen provincial cities to all their customers.
Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Karim Makhlouf said “The agreement is one more example of our continuous efforts in making our customers’ journey experience more comfortable and enjoyable. France is a key premium market for Gulf Air and this agreement with SNCF will further strengthen our presence in the country and enable us to serve even more efficiently to our substantial passenger segment that travels to France.
“As the national carrier we are confident this will also result in further strengthening Bahrain-France business ties and encourage more leisure tourism traffic between the two countries.” Mr. Makhlouf concluded.
From 2 July, Gulf Air will operate 10 weekly flights in two split schedules giving customers convenient options to travel to and from Paris. Additional flights on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, will be added, where the flight will depart Paris at 16:25 to reach Bahrain by 23:45.
«The increase in frequency also provides excellent connectivity to Paris (via Bahrain) for passengers travelling from Addis Ababa, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Chennai, Jeddah, Khartoum, Kochi and Mumbai» added Gulf Air.
Gulf Air is operating an Airbus A330 until 2nd July, which will be upgraded to an Airbus A320ER from 01 July offering 14 seats in Falcon Gold class and 96 in Economy and cargo capacity to carry two tons of freight.