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Bahrain Duty Free partners with North Star Connect to launch Gulf Air’s inflight Duty Free program.

One Year of Successful Operations

Bahrain Duty Free partners with North Star Connect to launch Gulf Air’s inflight Duty Free program.

North Star Connect, a global provider of inflight retail technology, entered an agreement with Bahrain Duty Free in May 2017 to deploy North Star’s end-to-end inflight retail technology onboard Gulf Air. The agreement includes North Star’s inflight point of sale and back-office applications along with payment processing, ERP integration and support services. On Aug 1st 2017 all systems went live, successfully launching the onboard Duty Free program.

Gary Allen, Director of Business Development for North Star Connect said: “We are excited that Bahrain Duty Free selected North Star Connect to support their inflight Duty Free program onboard Gulf Air. Our teams work very well together and were able to deploy within 90-days of contract signing. Reflecting on the past year of operations, I am pleased that support requests are very low and  that our teams continue to work together finding ways to streamline processes. It has been a great partnership and we look forward to supporting Bahrain Duty Free as they grow their inflight business.”

Shibu Abraham, Head of IT & Logistics for Bahrain Duty Free said: “We looked at several different technology providers and chose North Star because the combination of their technology, industry expertise and agile approach to development. After a year of operations we are happy that we made the choice to partner with North Star and look forward to growing the partnership”

About North Star Connect

North Star Connect – a Reno, Nevada based Software as a Service Technology provider focused on Duty Free, Buy-on-Board and Travel Retail for the Airline, Rail and Ship industries. North Star’s Point of Sale (POS) and Back Office (BOS) systems are designed by tech-savvy experts with a goal to enhance the travel retail industry. North Star’s Point of Sale technology is capable of running on any major operating system platform (iOS, Windows and Android) supported by our cloud-based Back Office system.

About Bahrain Duty Free

Bahrain Duty Free operates duty free outlets within Bahrain International airport, a Departures and Arrivals shop, and a land-side outlet called A to Z located in the arrivals hall. Bahrain Duty Free also operates Khalifa Bin Salman Port Shop. Offering the best in perfumery, cosmetics, jewelry, fashions & accessories, liquors, confectionery and tobacco. Additional services extend to 24 hour duty free shopping, online car draw promotions. At Bahrain Duty Free you can also find many travel retail exclusive and special offers which are perfect for your travel. Bahrain Duty Free has a reputation for quality and value, a visit to our shop will be a pleasant experience for travelers.


For more information

North Star Connect
Contact North Star Connect at:
Gary Allen
[email protected]
+1 (775)-857-1811

Bahrain Duty Free
Contact Bahrain Duty Free at:
Shibu Abraham
[email protected]