Gulf Air sees big boost in summer bookings
Manama, June 5, 2012
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, which saw a load factor of more than 75 per cent across the network last month, is all geared up to meet the summer rush with many of its routes already witnessing increased bookings, said its CEO.
The airline has received encouraging bookings to many of its popular summer destinations in Europe, the Far East and the Indian Sub-Continent.
'I would like to thank the Bahrain leadership and the government for their continuous support and of course, our customers for choosing to fly with us as always,' said Samer Majali.
'Though we have been going through some tough times, due to combinations of several unprecedented regional and economic factors and closure of some profitable routes due to the security situation and travel bans by several countries, we have been working hard to serve our customers with continuous improvement to our quality of service and products.
'This has reflected in the encouraging bookings we are witnessing on several sectors on our network for the summer season,' he added.
Over the past two years, Gulf Air has embarked on an aggressive revamping of its products and services thsat have received excellent feedback from customers leading to winning a few awards such as the best family friendly airline award twice from US-based publications and the best cabin crew ranking from an IATA survey.
Gulf Air now operates a very young fleet with an average age of just 5.2.
It recently opened its fully renovated Falcon Gold lounge at Bahrain International Airport that features for the first time private sleeping rooms, a cigar lounge and showers. A similar lounge is also available in London Heathrow airport Terminal 4 and in Dubai airport for premium passengers. – TradeArabia News Service