Etihad Expands Its Partnership With Gulf Air

Simple Flying | January 13, 2020

Gulf Air has partnered up with Etihad to share benefits across both loyalty programs. Members of Etihad Guest, the loyalty program of Etihad, can now use their membership to redeem benefits across Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain. Likewise, those frequent flyer members of Gulf Air’s Falconflyer program can now use their points across Etihad’s vast network.

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Effective immediately, we will be rebranding as Canada Air. We are excited for our next chapter and hope you are too, we are sorry we didn’t do it sooner.

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Effective immediately, we will be rebranding as Canada Air. We are excited for our next chapter and hope you are too, we are sorry we didn’t do it sooner.

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AeroVironment | September 14, 2022

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Canada Jetlines | July 08, 2022

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