MANAMA, KIKNGDOM of BAHRAIN – Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced a collaboration with ACP Rail International, a leading distributor of rail passes and train tickets to travelers from around the world, allowing them to book and purchase rail tickets for travel across the globe, from the comfort of their homes, via rail.gulfair.com.
With railway partners in Europe, Asia and Australasia, ACP Rail International affords an attractive range of rail products to Gulf Air passengers with the added benefit of greater value, convenience and flexibility allowing travelers to explore the many destinations across the airline’s network and beyond.
Specifically catering to Gulf Air passengers, ACP Rail International offers a wide array of rail travel options for those arriving in Europe. Travelers arriving in London can avail of the complete range of domestic train e-tickets, Eurostar e-tickets to Paris and Brussels, as well as BritRail Passes for travel throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Travelers arriving in Frankfurt can purchase train tickets to all major European destinations in addition to booking German Rail Pass tickets for travel throughout the country and beyond. For these destinations, as well as for travelers arriving in Paris, Athens and Istanbul, the complete range of Eurail Passes is on offer for travel throughout Europe.
Commenting on the new offering, Gulf Air A/Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Ahmed Janahi said: “We are delighted to give our passengers the opportunity to book their rail travel services in advance of their travel across the Gulf Air network. As we add further benefits to facilitate passengers’ travel requirement we are working to change the concept of travel, making it a more convenient and attractive proposition while simultaneously broadening the scope of Gulf Air’s reach across the globe. I truly believe our passengers will find this new service both highly appealing and beneficial.”
Further to this, ACP Rail International VP of Business Development & Marketing Mr. Denis Grenier, highlighted: “Rail travel offers customers more end destinations which greatly complements travel with Gulf Air, where ultimately customers will enjoy the convenience of arriving in city centers by train. To this end, we are very pleased to offer our extensive range of rail products, boasting great value and limited-time promotions. For example, the autumn months offer exciting low season discounts for rail passes in Europe and the UK, such as 20% off and extra day specials.”
The rail services available on rail.gulfair.com compliment the airline’s existing suite of additional online services that can be accessed via gulfair.com, the airline’s one-stop-shop website that offers hotel bookings, car rental, travel insurance and the recently added Gulf Air Tours service that gives passengers access to a variety of travel add-ons such as sightseeing tours, museum passes, tours, excursions, local activities and airport transfers at their final destination.