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Etihad Airways and Gulf Air in strategic commercial cooperation agreement

Posted 17 February 2021 · Add Comment

Etihad Airways and Gulf Air have signed a Strategic Commercial Cooperation Agreement (SCCA) to deepen their partnership between Abu Dhabi and Bahrain and beyond the respective hubs.

 

Image above: Etihad Airways

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The wide-ranging SCCA, subject to obtaining applicable governmental and regulatory approvals, sets out specific actions for deepening and broadening commercial cooperation, building on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) the airlines signed in 2018.

 

The Strategic Commercial Cooperation Agreement was signed by Tony Douglas, Group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group, and Captain Waleed AlAlawi, Gulf Air’s acting chief executive officer.

 

Douglas said: “This agreement reinforces the strength of the ongoing partnership between our two airlines. We look forward to exploring pragmatic ways in which the two carriers can increasingly work seamlessly between our two capitals, enhance benefits and customer experience for our most frequent travelers and further extend the reach of our joint networks beyond our hubs.”

 

AlAlawi said: “Our relationship with Etihad Airways has always been strong and today we are reaching a higher level of collaboration with many more opportunities in the horizon between the national carriers of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. This agreement will empower both of us to offer a more elevated experience to passengers and widen their travel options.” 

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