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Gulf Air includes bicycles as free baggage allowance for athletes.

Gulf Air has enhanced its baggage allowance for cyclists to include one free bicycle over and above their original ticket baggage allowance.

The new policy has been introduced in response to an increasing demand from athletes who fly to attend and participate in various sport events within the global Gulf Air network. The new baggage allowance covers one bicycle, which must be packaged within a purpose-designed cover, weighing 15 kg or less. Earlier this month Gulf Air announced that one free golf bag would be allowed for golfers.

Gulf Air's chief executive officer, KreEiimir Kuyiko, said: "Gulf Air is enhancing its baggage allowance for athletes to promote a healthy lifestyle within its customer base. By allowing athletes to take their sports equipment for free -- over and above their original baggage entitlement -- we help make their travel logistics and journeys much easier and hassle-free."

Back in October 2018, Gulf Air launched a new and simplified baggage policy providing more choice and clarity to its passengers. The old weight concept was replaced by a harmonized piece concept worldwide, which provided greater benefits to passengers and Falconflyer loyalty programme members. Currently, passengers are entitled to check in up to two bags free of charge, depending on their fare type, route and up to three bags depending on their Gulf Air Falconflyer status.

On many routes, the new concept means increased baggage allowances for customers and an instant reduction in excess baggage rates. Customers can benefit from further reductions if they purchase directly with Gulf Air up to 24 hours before travel, the airline said in a statement. - TradeArabia News Service

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Date:Apr 24, 2019
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