Gulf Air appoints VFS Global to provide tourist visas

 26 Apr 2017 - 22:29

Gulf Air appoints VFS Global to provide tourist visas
Ahmed Janahi (second left), Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer and Vinay Malhotra (second right), Chief Operating Officer - Middle East and South Asia, VFS Global, at the signing ceremony in Dubai.

The Peninsula

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has partnered with VFS Global, the largest visa service provider in the world, to facilitate visa issuance for passengers flying to the Kingdom of Bahrain. The online visa facility will launch this summer on gulfair.com.
Signing the agreement with VFS Global, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer, Ahmed Janahi, said: “Soon, Gulf Air passengers will be able to easily obtain short term visit visas to Bahrain via our website gulfair.com – allowing them to come to Bahrain and experience all that our Kingdom has to offer in terms of tourism, business opportunities and more.”
Zubin Karkaria, Chief Executive Officer, VFS Global Group said: “Integrating next-generation convenience into the traditional visa process lies at the heart of our services. We are pleased to synergise our efforts with Gulf Air and the Government of Bahrain to ensure greater flexibility and digital-friendly services for visitors to Bahrain, while maintaining the security requirements of the visa process. We believe the online e-visa platform will make visa application much more convenient for Gulf Air customers, providing them with greater speed and transparency."
Today’s announcement took place at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, in the presence of officials from Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority.