Gulf Air’s frequent flyer program, FalconFlyer, has reached a major milestone; signing one million members. To mark the achievement, contrary to the norm, the airline awarded its first ever member with two complimentary Falcon Gold tickets to any destination on the airline’s network at an event held in Gulf Air’s headquarters in Muharraq today. Bahraini, Mr. Saleh Hussain, the first passenger to receive a distinctive falcon emblazoned card 19 years ago, has flown over 1.5 million miles with the national carrier and is now a gold member for life.
Presenting the tickets, Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam commented, “It’s our members, including Mr. Hussain, that have made FalconFlyer what it is today; one of the leading frequent flyer programs in the region and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him and our other 999,999 members as we celebrated this significant milestone. We constantly strive to add value to our FalconFlyers’ travel experience making it more rewarding and memorable. The opportunities to earn and redeem miles with Gulf Air and our partners is what makes FlaconFlyer so attractive.”
Thanking Mr. Al Musallam for the tickets, Mr. Hussain reminisced about his connection to the airline, “I first flew with Gulf Air when I was boy and since then have taken more flights than I can recall, yet I remain as loyal to the national carrier today as I was all those years ago. I am delighted to be part of the airline’s history and wish the carrier all the best for the future.”
FalconFlyer was launched in 1994 and re-vamped in 2011 with new innovative incentives and benefits including bonus miles of up to 250%, family memberships and special privileges both on the ground and in the air. Other advantages of the program include the best redemption rates and the best miles earning system for premium class in the GCC and Middle East region, special online booking bonuses, a generous baggage allowance, three years miles validity, unlimited lounge access, priority baggage handling and guaranteed seats among many other benefits intended to make the traveling experience more enjoyable and rewarding.
Enrolling in the Gulf Air ‘FalconFlyer’ program can be done by visiting the airline’s website www.gulfair.com where further information can be found.