Gulf Air seals Bahrain Credit FFP deal
Manama, September 28, 2011
Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air said it has signed an agreement with Bahrain Credit, whereby passengers under its 'Falcon Flyer’ frequent flyer program (FFP) will earn miles on using the latter's “Imtiaz”credit card.
These miles can then be redeemed for upgrades or free tickets to any destination on Gulf Air’s network, said the airline in its statement.
Commenting on the deal, Gulf Air chief commercial officer Karim Makhlouf said, “We have signed this agreement just before the busy summer travel season to maximize the value to our customers allowing them to leverage their purchasing power for benefits with Gulf Air.”
“The Gulf Air FFP program is one of the best loyalty programs in the region offering members a generous number of loyalty points and miles when they fly. These can then be exchanged for a number of benefits including free flights, upgrades, lounge access and excess baggage as well as membership upgrades.”
“We offer our FFP members exclusive promotions periodically giving them added benefits such as double miles, instant redeeming etc. Currently members travelling to any of our new destinations will earn double miles,” said Makhlouf.
“We are confident that our competitive loyalty offering will encourage “Imtiaz” credit card holders to sign up for our FFP program and vice-versa,” he added.
Bahrain Credit senior vice president Fadel AlMahoozi said, “Our focus has always been our customers; they are the basis of our success, which is why we aim at providing them with more features, credibility and value added services.”
“With every credit card purchase, our customers will earn miles that can be redeemed with tempting offers from Gulf Air. These include tickets to many destinations around the world as well as key privileges like priority in waiting-lists, special baggage identification tags and other attractive privileges,” AlMahoozi added.-TradeArabia News Service