Gulf Air to focus on shorter routes

24 November 2009

Samer Majali, CEO of Gulf Air, has said the carrier plans to shift its order book from wide-body to narrow-body planes and regional jets, as it realigns its network to focus on shorter routes, Reuters has reported. The airline will cancel 15 routes and open 20 new ones as part of a new strategy to increase traffic in the Middle East, he said. Gulf Air has up to 20 Boeing 787s on order, as well as 15 Airbus A320s and 20 Airbus A330s, a wide-body aircraft.

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