Gulf Air, Middle East Airlines in codeshare
Gulf Air and Middle East Airlines (MEA) have concluded a codeshare agreement, which has been put into effect and was signed by Gulf Air vice-president Network Fareed Al Alawi and MEA head of commercial Nizar Khoury and makes provision for code shared flights between Abu Dhabi and Beirut to be operated by MEA.
“This codeshare reinforces both airlines’ position on this important market and will allow us to offer our customers enhanced services. It is also in line with MEA’s vision of co-operation between inter-arab carriers,” said Khoury.
Al Alawi said the agreement allows for joint marketing and initiatives, to promote travel between Lebanon and Abu Dhabi in the UAE and other destinations beyond the shared network.
“Gulf Air and MEA will jointly offer their respective customers increased choice,” he said. “This agreement is in line with our objective to establish strategic partnerships and alliances to complement and add value to our network. By extending our relationships through alliances we are able to achieve cost savings through economies of scale and by optimising synergies. Customers also benefit by having access to a wider network of destinations with more choice.
MEA also signed codeshare agreements with Air France and Qatar Airways.