Gulf Air Launches Double Miles Promotion for Airline's Newest Destinations

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 05 December 2013: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced the start of a “Double Miles Promotion” to coincide with the launch of its newest destinations, giving its frequent flyer program (FFP) members the opportunity to fly to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, Thiruvananthapuram in India or Mashhad in Iran and earn double miles.

Kavita Sharma AlJassim, Gulf Air’s Senior Manager of Customer Experience, commented on the promotion, “We constantly strive to make every facet of our FalconFlyers’ travel experience more rewarding. This FFP promotion celebrates the launch of our newest destinations and gives our members the opportunity to travel to them while earning even more miles.” 

Gulf Air will become the first full-service network carrier to fly into Al Maktoum International when it commences a daily evening service on December 8th linking Bahrain to the new airport. Starting on the 14th December Bahrain’s national carrier will operate four weekly flights to Iran’s second most populous city, Mashhad, while flights to Trivandrum International Airport will commence on 15th December with 5 weekly flights.

Gulf Air’s FalconFlyer programme, with its innovative incentives and benefits for the airline’s frequent flyers, has garnered positive feedback and been well embraced by Gulf Air passengers with impressive growth across its different network countries. It offers members attractive privileges and value added benefits such as bonus miles up to 250%, family membership and special privileges both on the ground and in the air. A host of generous benefits and incentives are available for all three categories of the programme’s card holders. For instance, Gold, Silver and Blue members get two free economy tickets to the GCC and Middle East region when traveling once between Bahrain and Manila on Falcon Gold.

The double miles offer is valid for 2 months from the date of the destination launch and further information can be found by visiting the nearest Gulf Air Office, calling the Gulf Air World Wide Contact Centre on +973 17373737 or simply logging on to

About Gulf Air

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. Today, Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 32 cities in 21 countries spanning three continents. The airline operates one the largest networks in the Middle East, with double daily flights to over 10 regional capitals, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. Gulf Air serves all its destinations with a combination wide and narrow body fleet totaling 26 modern aircraft. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline’s signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.

Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.

Gulf Air was the Official Airline and Sponsor of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2013 and is the Official Airline and Sponsor of the Bahrain International Airshow 2014.