Gulf gets premium class boost

Gulf Air has seen a dramatic increase for its premium class booking
during the second half of 2006, with some impressive sales figures
already showing up for the year 2007 as well.The airline has seen nearly four per cent growth in Business Class
passenger segment in the second half of 2006 over the same period in
2005 with over 209,000 passengers choosing to fly Gulf Air Business

The trend is continuing this year too; the airline has already
registered a three per cent growth in January 2007 vis-à-vis the same
period in 2006 while an impressive 8.5 % growth in the first fourteen
days of February over the same period last year. Overall, the airline
has already seen 4.5% more Business Class passengers traveling since the
beginning of 2007 compared to the same period in 2006.

“This is quite a remarkable achievement that reflects passengers’
growing faith in Gulf Air for premium air travel experience,” says Gulf
Air Vice President Sales and Marketing Lee Shave.

“In fact, we are witnessing robust growth in our premium
class travellers across several sectors; since we increased our service
between Muscat and London in March 2006, we have witnessed a 37 per cent
increase in our First Class segment while the Business Class registered
a growth of 23 per cent on our London- Muscat route last

“Our Sydney- Bahrain sector is also doing extremely well; the amount of
first and business class seats booked in January has gone up by 150% on
the numbers of the same time last year.


“Our penchant for quality standards and passion for providing the best
for our discerning passengers has earned a reputation among our premium
class passengers as is evident from the numbers.”

Gulf Air is passionate about maintaining its world class standards and
therefore, has invested substantially in refurbishing its First and
Business Class cabins that has seen a host of new features and
enhancements- the impressive fully flat beds and impeccable in-flight
service that include the award-winning Sky Chefs and the world’s first,
professionally trained Sky Nanny service, that have elevated air travel
experience to greater levels.

From exclusive check in facilities, to superbly appointed business
lounges to award-winning first class and business class products, free
limousine transfer service in top class luxury limousines such as
Mercedes, BMW and Audi at Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Dublin, Johannesburg, London
, Muscat, Singapore and Sydney Gulf Air has become an airline of choice
with the world business community.