Manama, Bahrain – 09 December 2020: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has ceremonially signed five agreements with a number of companies during an official visit from the Kingdom of Bahrain to the State of Israel.
Captain Waleed A. Hameed AlAlawi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air said “We take great pride in being part of the official delegation from the Kingdom of Bahrain and hope this is merely the beginning of developing further aviation opportunities. During our visit, we have signed a number of great agreements that will solidify the confidence in aviation between the two countries.”
Gulf Air and EL AL Airlines signed a comprehensive MOU which sets the foundation to discuss potential joint codeshare operations between Manama and Tel Aviv, as well as on the global flight networks beyond the two carriers’ hubs and contains plans for greater commercial cooperation in the fields of loyalty, cargo, engineering, travel technology and any area that can benefit both airlines and their customers.
Gulf Air has reached an accord with TAL Aviation Group to represent Gulf Air in the State of Israel. TAL Aviation is a Global Airline, Travel & Tourism Representation organisation with more than 35 offices covering over 50 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas. TAL Aviation’s core business & activity is the representation, distribution & sales of over 30 international airlines, both passenger & cargo; management of over 20 international hotel, cruise, car rental suppliers & products sold and distributed throughout its worldwide network; Official Contractor for IATA & Coordinator of ARC making more airlines and travel solutions available to the travelling public; Destination Marketing – developing marketing strategies to establish a strong presence of major tourism authorities in new locations; Digital Marketing & Promotions – offering complete digital marketing solutions and maximizing advertising & PR exposure; A-La-Carte Modular Solutions - offering both individual & multiple modular services to suit each client's needs; Market Consultancy & Business Intelligence – providing strategic market research needed before entering a market and connecting companies to business intelligence systems.
Moreover, Gulf Air entered a Line Maintenance agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Aviation Group. Under the contract, the Aviation Group will provide a comprehensive technical response to all of Gulf Air’s airplanes expected to land at the Ben Gurion International Airport, including post- and pre-flight services and support for any technical issues. IAI’s Aviation Group provides Line Maintenance services to some 75% of the airlines that arrive at the Ben Gurion Airport.
The airline also signed an agreement with Q.A.S. Israel Ltd for Ground handling, Cargo, Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE) and Lounges.
Lastly, Gulf Air and Newrest Israel signed an agreement for on-board catering. Newrest is a specialist in out-of-home food service and a global leader in multi-sector catering.