The announcement follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two airlines and will further strengthen the strong ties between Bahrain and the Netherlands, a statement said.
Gulf Air will place its ‘GF’ code on KLM flights from Bahrain to Amsterdam and flights from Amsterdam to Frankfurt while KLM will place its ‘KL’ code on Gulf Air flights from Bahrain to Sialkot, Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.
Vincent Coste, Gulf Air’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are glad to announce the partnership with KLM and expand our network with a service between the Kingdom of Bahrain and The Netherlands. With this important commercial agreement, we are offering our passengers a connection to Amsterdam using a Gulf Air ticket."
Bruce Dönszelmann, vice president alliances, KLM, added: “We are pleased to start this new cooperation with Gulf Air, and to strengthen our network in the Middle East, which is a strong market for both business and leisure customers.
"In Gulf Air we have found a very reliable partner, with whom we can offer passengers more transfer options and destinations in the Indian subcontinent.”
Gulf Air serves 48 cities in 27 countries.