29 MARCH 2010


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Article from BTNews 29 MARCH 2010

Gulf Air is 60 years old

GULF AIR has celebrated 60 years of operation making it by far the oldest airline in the region.  CEO Samer Majali was in a positive mood at an event to commemorate the airline’s achievements over the years.  He noted that despite the economic downturn that affected almost all business sectors, particularly air travel, Gulf Air carried around 5.7m, a slight growth.  The Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPK) also showed a better performance by registering a 2.1% increase.  The overall flight punctuality has also reached 82.5% during the year registering an increase of 12.5% over 2008.  Technical Dispatch Reliability has reached 98.1%, well above the industry norms.  Gulf Air’s first aircraft was a de Havilland Dove.  To celebrate its 50th anniversary Air Atlantique flew a Dove in Gulf colours to Bahrain.  The same aircraft is embarking on a UK airport pleasure flight tour details of which can be found on the Air Atlantique website. www.gulfair.com

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