Bahrain’s Gulf Air praised by IATA for COVID-19 flight operations

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has praised Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air for its outstanding contribution to the global aviation industry during the COVID-19 crisis.

IATA Director-General Mr. Willie Walsh lauded Gulf Air during the meeting with Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and Gulf Air’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, His Excellency Zayed R. Alzayani at the Association’s headquarters in Geneva.

The two discussed a number of aviation-related issues and elements of this vital economic sector to various revenue-generating fields such as tourism and investment.

Mr. Walsh expressed his gratitude to the Minister and the National Carrier for continuing to operate during the pandemic to help solve some of the global problems during that time and wished the National Carrier success and prosperity.

Mr. Al Zayani commended Mr. Walsh on IATA’s efforts in supporting and developing the ever-changing aviation industry and highlighted the importance of its role in sustainable aviation.

The IATA was established in 1945, and is one of the most notable associations in the aviation industry, connecting many commercial airlines through its membership, and is also involved in setting aviation-related policies and regulations in which Gulf Air has been a member since 1981.

Last week, Gulf Air concluded its participation in Dubai Airshow 2021 with great achievements as it signed a number of agreements during the event and used it as a platform to promote its fleet, products and services.

As part of its ongoing efforts of expansion, recently, Gulf Air signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates, to develop deeper commercial cooperation between both carriers, extending mutual loyalty benefits on Gulf Air’s Falconflyer and Emirates’ Skywards, and to explore cargo cooperation.

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