Excess baggage fees cut as Gulf Air revamps its baggage policy

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is set to launch a new and simplified baggage policy providing more choice and clarity to its customers. The current weight concept will be replaced by a harmonized piece concept worldwide, effective for all tickets issued on or after 28 October 2018.

The new policy has been introduced to respond to individual customer needs with greater flexibility. The changes will provide significant benefits for Falconflyer loyalty program members. Customers will be entitled to bring one, two or three bags free of charge, depending on their fare type, route and Gulf Air Falconflyer status. On many routes, the new concept means increased baggage allowances for customers. At the same time, excess baggage rates have also been simplified. In most cases, the fees for excess baggage have been cut significantly. Customers can benefit from further reductions if they purchase directly with Gulf Air up to 24 hours before travel.

Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Vincent Coste said: “In line with industry best practices, we are moving to a fair and transparent baggage policy. Generous allowance will be given to premium and Falconflyer passengers while we offer choices for customers with minimum baggage to pay less for their tickets”.

Gulf Air operates double daily flights or more to select destinations across the GCC, MENA region, Indian Subcontinent and Europe while its network spans the GCC, MENA region, Indian Subcontinent, Europe and the Far East. The airline provides seamless connectivity for passengers travelling across its network via its efficient Bahrain International Airport hub. Further information about the airline’s network, fares and flight schedule can be found online via the official Gulf Air website gulfair.com, by contacting its 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 in Bahrain, or any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.