Gulf Air reveals alliance ambitions

Middle Eastern carrier looks to grouping

Gulf Air has had preliminary discussions with an airline alliance, with the aim of becoming part of a major airline grouping in the next five years, said Gulf Air chief strategy officer, Tero Taskila last week.

Speaking at ACI Europe Airport Exchange in Berlin, he declined to name which alliance Gulf was considering but confirmed its alliance ambitions formed a core of the carrier’s long-term strategy.

Middle Eastern carriers have so far been slower to join the big three alliances, with only oneworld having a full Middle Eastern member carrier in the form of Royal Jordanian.

Source: Routes News