Gulf Air and Etihad Airways have enhanced their existing codeshare agreement with the addition of four US airports.
The Bahrain-based carrier will now place its ‘GF’ code on Etihad Airways’ services from Abu Dhabi to and from Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, New York JFK and Washington.
Adding to this, Gulf Air passengers 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 in Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International 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. Upon landing in the USA, guests arrive as domestic passengers, speeding up the arrival process and making onward connections seamless.
As well as the new additions in the USA, Gulf Air will place its ‘GF’ code on Etihad Airways’ flights from Abu Dhabi to and from Bahrain, Brisbane, Jakarta, Lagos, Melbourne and Sydney. Meanwhile, Etihad Airways will place its ‘EY’ code on Gulf Air’s services from Bahrain to and from Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, Casablanca, Dhaka, Faisalabad, Larnaca, Multan, Najaf, Peshawar, Sialkot and Tbilisi.