GULF AIR CARRIES GIANT DOVES OF PEACE ON AIRCRAFT FLEET
Gulf Air is showing its support for the United Nations designated International Day of Peace, by carrying symbolic Doves of Peace on each of its fleet of aircraft as they fly around the world on 21 September.
Giant Doves have been made by the children of RIA in Bahrain, a non profit institute, which helps children with communication disorders and those who find education a challenge.
The youngsters paraded the doves down the streets close to the airport before putting one each on board a Gulf Air aircraft to travel the world as a symbol of peace and unity of people around the world.
“We are delighted that Gulf Air is supporting our efforts by carrying the Doves around the world. Special announcements will be made on every flight informing passengers about the Giant Peace Dove Project and its objectives,” says RIA principal Christine Hasan.
About Gulf Air
Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Sultanate of Oman and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and is the only truly pan Gulf carrier in the region. The airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 44 cities in 30 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 34 aircraft.
The airline, in the last year of a three-year strategic recovery programme, headed by President and Chief Executive James Hogan, is making rapid strides towards regaining profitability in 2005 and aims to further evolve by taking its renowned cultural strengths, which have been gained over more than half a century, into a global environment.
The dramatic turnaround in Gulf Air’s fortunes has won international recognition. In January 2004, The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) presented the airline with the prestigious Airline Turnaround of the Year Award for 2003. Gulf Air was also the recipient of the 2003 Platinum Award for the Best Airline in the Middle East and North Africa, recognising the airline’s commitment to service excellence.