Gulf Air moves into next phase of restructuring program
Following the first year of its three-year restructuring program, Gulf Air has embarked on a new phase during which it will consolidate on the positive strides made in 2003 and further optimize performance across the business and its network, said a company news release.
“Part of this process entails the review and evaluation of the airline's network,” said Gulf Air's Vice President Network, Fareed Al-Alawi. As we move into the next stage of our program, we are looking at ways in which we can use our fleet and resources in the most effective way to ensure that we serve our customers and meet their needs while maintaining our operation on a commercial basis.”
As a first step, Gulf Air has entered into an agreement to extend its code share with Oman Air for services to East Africa. Flights to Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar form Muscat, previously operated by both Gulf Air and Oman Air will be operated by Oman Air on a code share basis from the end of February, which will also include code share flights to Mombassa.
The changes to the East African schedule are set to synchronize with the recently announced daily flights to between Muscat and London Heathrow, facilitating prime connection opportunities between the two national airlines of Oman.
Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom 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 & Australia and covers more than 45 cities in 34 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 34 aircraft. — (menareport.com)
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