Gulf Air launches Falcon Cargo
Manama, November 3, 2011
Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air today the launched ‘Falcon Cargo’, its newly branded cargo umbrella offering more innovative, cost effective features, products and services.
Falcon Cargo offers a comprehensive suite of services that include Falcon Express, mail, courier, diplomatic and general cargo, animal transportation, dangerous goods, high value cargo as well as other shipments that require special handling.
Supported by a state-of-the-art cargo handling system, Falcon Cargo promises quicker decision-making, faster transit time and speedier delivery to its customers, said a statement.
“The launch of Falcon Cargo marks yet another milestone at Gulf Air in getting closer to our customers,” said Gulf Air senior manager Rory Black. “Falcon Cargo embodies the unique qualities of the bird - sharp, dynamic, agile and swift - reflected in our service delivery to our customers. In today’s cargo world, your ability to respond to the market rapidly and offer value added solutions is key to success. Because of our network, size and mixed fleet, we believe Falcon Cargo is uniquely positioned to offer fast and reliable services to the Middle East and beyond.”
He added: “With a faster and efficient Bahrain airport and a team of dedicated cargo professionals, strengthened by our unique advantage of operating the largest network in the Middle East, we can move shipments more rapidly than any other hub in the Gulf. Customers will find Gulf Air the most efficient and cost-effective choice providing greater access to unique markets delivered with a consistently faster and more efficient service,” he said.
Gulf Air’s wide body aircraft operating mainly from Europe, the Far East, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia feed its Bahrain hub enabling goods to be rapidly dispatched throughout its operation. This is a great business advantage for customers wanting their cargo to reach both primary and secondary markets in the region and beyond.
With Bahrain Airport fully equipped with chiller rooms, air-conditioned areas for livestock, designated areas for dangerous goods and radioactive cargo, exclusive location for valuable cargo, separate areas for diplomatic cargo and airmail, Falcon Cargo assures its wide range of customer segments the peace and satisfaction of safe and secure handling, the statement said.
Gulf Air offers its clients 51 destinations across the world in 33 countries. Moreover, it has the largest network in the Middle East, with nearly 700 flights every week in the region and more non-stop flights than any other carrier, it said.
The airline offers nearly 3000 flights per week within three hours connectivity via Bahrain international airport, which is a great advantage for businesses wanting to move their shipment swiftly with Falcon Cargo, the airline added. – TradeArabia News Service
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