Etihad Airways and Gulf Air have launched a new reciprocal loyalty scheme agreement, expanding on an existing codeshare deal between the two airlines.

Members of the Etihad Guest and Falconflyer programmes can now earn and redeem miles on flights across both carriers’ networks.

Etihad said that “In both cases, the number of miles earned will depend upon the class of travel flown”.

Etihad and Gulf Air signed a Memorandum of Understanding back in November 2018, with the aim of exploring deeper cooperation, and last year launched a strategic codeshare partnership.

Commenting on the latest news Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer for Etihad Aviation Group, said:

“Our recently redesigned, upgraded, and relaunched loyalty programme, Etihad Guest, welcomes another valued partner that offers our members even more opportunities to earn and redeem their miles.

“This new and exciting partnership helps us continuously evolve and improve our loyalty programme based on the needs of our guests and inline with our ever-changing industry.”,