Bahrain's Gulf Air, Etihad extend codeshare deal in the US

Four more US airports - Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, New York JFK and Washington - added to codeshare agreement between Gulf Air and Etihad Airways

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Gulf Air, the national airline of Bahrain, and Etihad Airways have added four airports in the United Statesto the list of cities served by the existing codeshare agreement.

Commencing September 23, the addition of the new destinations further strengthen the solid ties between the two countries and carriers, a statement said.

The initial codeshare agreement between the two carriers was signed at the Bahrain International Airshow in November last year, sister publication Arabian Business reported.

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Gulf Air said it will place its ‘GF’ code on Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to and from Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, New York JFK and Washington and will be able to enjoy the preclearance facility offered at Abu Dhabi International Airport exclusively for Etihad flights.

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility at Terminal 3 in Abu Dhabi Airport is a purpose-built facility that allows US bound passengers to process all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections in Abu Dhabi before they depart.

On arrival in the US, guests arrive as domestic passengers, speeding up the arrival process and making onward connections more seamless.

In addition to the points in the US, Gulf Air will place its ‘GF’ code on Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to and from Bahrain, Brisbane, Jakarta, Lagos, Melbourne and Sydney for a total of nine cities under this codeshare agreement.

The agreement will see Etihad place its ‘EY’ code on Gulf Air flights from Bahrain to and from Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, Casablanca, Dhaka, Faisalabad, Larnaca, Multan, Najaf, Peshawar, Sialkot and Tbilisi.

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