Gulf Air retains on-time performance position
Manama, October 11, 2012
Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, has announced that it has retained its leading regional position for on-time performance (OTP) for the month of September.
The airline ranked first among its full service competitors and second in the overall list of carriers in the Mena region, a statement from Gulf Air said.
Statistics released by Flight Stats Data, industry leader in flight information services, revealed that Gulf Air has registered on-time punctuality of 91 per cent for its flights arrival in September.
Samer Majali, Gulf Air’s CEO, said: “Consistently achieving the leading full service on-time punctuality ranking in the region is attributed to the hard work of our operations, and ground staff employees across our network and Gulf Air’s fleet which is now one of the youngest in the region at 4.8 years.”
“We have worked hard to deliver a consistently safe, on time performance and it is rewarding to see our efforts paying off for our passengers, who enjoy a more efficient travel experience. We look forward to maintaining this excellent record and continuing to operate flights as scheduled providing our customers with the highest levels of service.”
Gulf Air has consistently been ranked top for OTP in the region holding the leading position for the quarter, July-September with an average arrival punctuality of 89.16 per cent, ahead of its main regional competitors, the statement said.
FlightStats has been monitoring airlines’ on-time performance since 2004, tracking over 150,000 flights per day - nearly 80 per cent of all scheduled passenger flights globally. – TradeArabia News Service