Bahrain's Gulf Air adds extras to pre-paid services bundle

National carrier says passengers can now pay for seat selection, excess baggage and lounge access before travelling

Bahrain's national carrier has announced an expansion to its bundle of pre-paid services, adding seat selection, excess baggage and lounge access.

Gulf Air said in a statement that passengers can now purchase these services in advance of their travel, adding that its prepaid excess baggage rates are 20 percent lower than standard airport rates.

The airline said it will be introducing this facility to its official website in addition to rolling it out to travel agencies across its network.

Yahya Ali Buali, Gulf Air director sales & marketing said: “The Gulf Air experience is evolving and we are now expanding our bundle of prepaid services – giving greater selection and discounted rates on select services such as excess baggage to our passengers who avail of the same in advance of their check-in.

"Our focus is ensuring greater ease and efficiency for travellers, helping them not only move around the world easily, but also manage their travel experience simply and easily. I am delighted with the efforts of Gulf Air’s eBusiness team who helped realise this.” 

Gulf Air serves a total of 41 cities in 24 countries spanning three continents. The airline operates one of the largest networks in the Middle East, with double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities.

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