Gulf Air reduces losses

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 9, 2016 20:41

Gulf Air reduces losses

Bahrain’s Gulf Air reduced losses by 62% last year as a result of the company’s restructuring. Losses fell from 62.7 million dinars ($166.30 million) in 2014 to 24.1 million dinars ($63.92 million) last year, Gulf Air said in a statement.

“I am delighted with these results. 2015 delivered the fruits of Gulf Air’s ongoing holistic business strategy, implemented since the airline’s 2013 restructuring,” said the carrier’s chairman, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa.

Gulf Air’s losses stood at 196 million dinars ($519.8 million) in 2013.

The carrier serves more than 40 destinations with a fleet of 28 narrow and wide-body planes.

Gulf Air was established in 1974 as a partnership of Bahrain with Abu Dhabi, Oman and Qatar. By the early 1990s, it had become the largest Middle East carrier. Bahrain’s former partners have since divested and focused and built-up their own airlines.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 9, 2016 20:41