Saudia Arabian Airlines and Gulf Air begin code sharing

Gulf Air and Saudia began joint operation yesterday, with the inaugural flight out of Dammam to the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  July 16, 2003

Gulf Air and Saudia began joint operation yesterday, with the inaugural flight out of Dammam to the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. The flight followed a code sharing agreement between the two, which will operate between Dammam and Kathmandu, Dammam and Abu Dhabi, and between Riyadh and Muscat.

“This flight marks a very significant step for us and Gulf Air is honoured to be selected as the first GCC carrier to be allowed to operate direct international flights out of an airport in Saudi Arabia,” says James Hogan, president & CEO of Gulf Air.

“We hope that this agreement will provide the basis for a long positive association, during which we can extend our co-operation to other commercial operations where bilateral agreements permit.”

The twice-weekly flights out of Dammam to Kathmandu via Abu Dhabi are to be operated by Boeing 767 using a single flight number under GF/SV call sign.

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