A Gulf Air drive to improve market penetration for its cargo uplift in Asia-Pacific and on routes between Europe and the Far East, has resulted in a 6.9 percent increase in total cargo carried for the first quarter of 2001.
The flagship carrier for Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar, carried 41,095.6 tonnes of revenue cargo on its passenger planes from January 1 to March-end 2001, compared to 38,440.8 tonnes for the same period last year.
“In terms weight carried and compared with airlines with dedicated freight aircraft, Gulf Air is not be the largest player in the region. However, the continued increase in performance represents the airline`s strengthening position in the sector.
“Gulf Air has improved its competitiveness and service. New initiatives in reserved weight allocation have increased confidence and loyalty amongst customers, and helped establish the airline`s dominant positions in key Asian markets,” commented a Gulf Air Cargo Department spokesperson