MANAMA: Bahraini retail and commercial banking institution, BMI Bank signed a strategic agreement with Gulf Air, offering the Bank’s customers preferential pricing on the airline’s tickets and discounted lounge access when they pay using their BMI Bank credit or debit cards. Customers who purchase tickets using their BMI Bank card will receive a discount on both, Gulf Air’s Economy class tickets as well as on its Falcon Gold class tickets. The agreement also enables BMI Bank’s credit or debit card holders, travelling on Gulf Air’s Economy class or with another airline, exclusive access to the airline’s premium lounge at Bahrain International Airport for a reduced fee.
The signing ceremony held at Gulf Air’s headquarters was attended by Eyad Sater, General Manager Support Services at BMI Bank and Ahmed Janahi, Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer along with senior officials from both organizations.
“As we embark on a new year, we are pleased to reinforce our existing kinship with Gulf Air with this latest agreement. We already have a Platinum Visa card that offers our customers a range of exclusive privileges when they fly with Gulf Air, and now to be able to take another step forward by initiating a product of a more expansive scope that offers complementary rewards to all cardholders of BMI Bank is another milestone for us. It is yet another testament of our deep rooted commitment towards our customers in terms of providing them with an exciting and rewarding banking experience,” Eyad Sater, General Manager Support Services at BMI Bank, said.
“Gulf Air is delighted to be expanding its cooperation with BMI Bank to give the entire bank’s credit and debit card holders yet another reason to choose to fly with the national carrier. BMI customers will not be disappointed, over the past few years the airline has replaced nearly 70% of its fleet with new aircraft and retrofitted its Falcon Gold Lounge in Bahrain,” commenting at the signing of the agreement, Ahmed Janahi, Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer, said.
“Furthermore, the agreement speaks towards Gulf Air’s bigger role in supporting the national economy. Over the past year the airline has been successfully working to increase its home market share and support local partners including local banks such as BMI. This agreement achieves both of these strategic objectives and will ultimately benefit the Kingdom of Bahrain.”