Gulf Air launches new all-economy airline
Gulf Air has unveiled Gulf Traveler, its subsidiary all economy airline, which will take to the skies on June 1. Not to be confused with no frill carriers, Gulf Traveler is an all-economy, full service airline, offering everything traditionally associated with an economy service on a major international carrier.
Gulf Traveler is set to operate out of Gulf Air’s base in Abu Dhabi from using six single-class Boeing 767-300s. The airline will serve routes presently served by Gulf Air’s network, specifically those where customer demand exceeds existing capacity, and includes leisure destinations in Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Zanzibar. Cities within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) also feature on the destination list, and future plans include extending the network to include secondary European destinations.
Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the governments of Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is the only truly pan Gulf carrier in the region. The airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 43 cities in 32 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 30 aircraft. — (menareport.com)
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