Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 06 August 2018: H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and Chairman of Gulf Air’s Board of Directors, alongside the airline’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi today received the General Secretary of the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU), Mr Hassan Al Halwachi, along with a number of GFBTU representatives and Mrs Sawsan Al Aradi, Chief of Gulf Air Trade Union.
During the meeting, a number of matters related to labor issues were discussed. H.E. Mr. Alzayani praised GFBTU’s role and work in the Kingdom of Bahrain, specifically their efforts to develop cooperation and close ties across various sectors with the greater goal of creating a stable working environment that will operate in the interests of employers and workers. The meeting was an important platform for Gulf Air to reiterate its longstanding support of GFBTU and vision of close collaboration to achieve the Kingdom of Bahrain’s vision and strategies in this regard.
Gulf Air is in the midst of a #YearOfChange which sees the airline, in 2018 receive 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 1 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Gulf Air’s new and highly anticipated fleet entry, the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, serves Gulf Air’s double daily London Heathrow service, offering increased capacity and enhanced, superior on-board products and services. The national carrier’s incoming aircraft orders will ensure it maintains one of the youngest fleets in the region while building upon its award-winning reliability, on time performance and product and service standards. In 2018, Gulf Air has launched flights to six new destinations with flights to Bangalore and Calicut in India, Alexandria and Sharm El Shaikh in Egypt, Casablanca in Morocco and Baku in Azerbaijan.