Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, Oman and Qatar and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has reported a cargo volume increase of 9.2 percent to 88,000 tons in the first six months of the year 2001, the Gulf News reported citing an airline release.
Between January and March 2001, Gulf Air lifted 41,095 tons, compared to 38,440.8 tons in the corresponding period the year before. Cargo volume reached 46,905 tons in the second quarter of the year. The carrier showed notable performance in June, when it handled 15,000 tons of cargo and 359 tons of mail.
In 2000, Gulf Air carried 178,000 tons of cargo throughout its network, according to company figures. Gulf Air uplifted more than 150,000 tons of freight and mail in 1999, rising from 139,162.9 tons in 1998 and 125,440.4 tons of cargo in 1997.
Established in 1949, Gulf Air operates around 1000 flights to and from the Gulf every week, serving over 53 cities worldwide. — (MENA Report)
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