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Gulf Air’s Bahrain business lounge gets upgrade

June 2012

GULF Air has officially inaugurated its Falcon Gold Lounge at Bahrain International Airport after a major revamp.

New facilities include private sleeping rooms, a cigar lounge and shower rooms with luxury hotel-style amenities, the airline said.

The facelift integrates contemporary designs with Arabian influences to create an environment that combines peace and tranquillity, it added.

Passengers can stay connected with free wi-fi throughout the lounge, discreet power sockets at every seat and a business centre that includes PCs, fax machines and printers, the airline said.

For families the lounge offers a spacious family room with trained SkyNannies in attendance as well as a gaming room equipped with Xbox and PlayStation units.

The self-service buffet area offers a variety of snacks and meals, including an Italian coffee corner offering the Lavazza brand coffee varieties.

According to Gulf Air, the lounge can accommodate up to 200 people and all Platinum, Gold and Silver card frequent flyer programme members of Gulf Air, and premium class ticket holders of Gulf Air’s code-share partner airlines.

The upgrade is a further example of the Gulf Air’s commitment to investing in its hub, said chief executive Samer Majali.

“Bahrain is our most important market so developing and improving our home product is key. The new lounge is the latest in a series of service enhancements across our entire passenger value chain including the re-launch of our Sky Nanny Service, Sky Chef, online check-in and a robust network connectivity in the Middle East.”

The airline, meanwhile, is again one of the top seven global airlines, according to a US study.

US publication, US News Travel’s ‘Best Family Friendly Airline’ study found that Gulf Air offers the most family-friendly experience for passengers travelling with children, especially on long haul journeys, Gulf Air reported. The other airlines in the study were Emirates, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines.

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