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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Gulf Air Marks 15 Successful Years of ‘Rail&Fly’ with Deutsche Bahn

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s national railway company, has marked 15 successful years since the commencement of their ‘Rail&Fly’ partnership.
The agreement which is an example of the continuous efforts of both companies to improve the experience of their passengers has proven to be a fruitful alliance. Since Gulf Air’s, GF flight code was added to Deutsche Bahn rail services in 1998 passengers have been flying into Frankfurt with Gulf Air and seamlessly connecting to over 5,600 destinations across Germany with Deutsche Bahn yielding positive commercial results for both companies.
Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam said “The success of our ‘Rail&Fly’ partnership with Deutsche Bahn reinforces the strong relationship between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Federal Republic of Germany. For 15 years Gulf Air and Deutsche Bahn have been providing passengers convenient and flexible travel options, and will continue to do so with the renewal of the agreement earlier this year”.

Mr. Kalle Greven, Deutsche Bahn’s Vice President of Business Partner Sales said, “‘Rail&Fly‘, the Deutsche Bahn train feeder offer, in connection with an international flight service is the most seamless, convenient and economical way for passengers to get connected within Germany. We are more than delighted that Gulf Air is our long standing Rail&Fly-Partner – for 15 years! We are looking forward to a prosperous and continuing partnership and we would like to wish Gulf Air all the best for the upcoming 15 years.“

Under the terms of the agreement, passengers can purchase a combined Gulf Air/Deutsche Bahn ticket that allows them to fly with Gulf Air to/from Frankfurt International Airport and travel to and from any destination on Germany’s wide railway network (IATA city code QYG).
Gulf Air has been operating its flights to Frankfurt for 25 years, offering passengers a vast choice of travel options to Bahrain and beyond through its extensive regional network.  As one of the region’s largest Middle East networks, Gulf Air is well-positioned to connect Germany to several key destinations in the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and beyond with excellent connectivity via Bahrain to 24 countries including the popular destinations Najaf, Chennai, Lahore, Jeddah and Mumbai.
The airline currently operates its new A320-Extended Range aircrafts with fully-flatbed seats measuring to 1.90 meters, with a total of 14 seats in Falcon Gold Class and 96 in Economy. The Falcon Gold seats come with complete Audio-Video on Demand (AVOD) feature, an individual 15-inch touch screen in every seat and high quality noise cancelling headphones. A suite of movies, video and audio titles in several languages are available, in addition to games. A USB port is available in every seat to allow passengers to easily charge electronic devices. While the Economy Class seats offer passengers a 4-inch recline, an 18-inch seat-width and an adjustable head and foot rest allowing greater passenger comfort, and seats are fitted with 9-inch seat back TV monitors.

Bookings of Gulf Air flights, and its partners, can be made online on www.gulfair.com, by calling the airline’s 24-hour World Wide Contact Center on +973 17 37 37 37, or by visiting the Gulf Air office in Stresemannallee on 30- 60596 Frankfurt/Main.