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Gulf Air 'excelling in on-time performance'.

Manama: Gulf Air has an excellent reputation across its global operations for on-time performance (OTP), which is of critical importance to its passengers, Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister and Gulf Air chairman Zayed Alzayani said.

Bahrain's national carrier was recently awarded for its on-time performance (OTP) across the UAE.

It was honoured by Dubai Airports for its 2017 OTP category A (2000+ movements) at the second annual Airline Excellence Awards held at Park Hyatt, Dubai this year.

Gulf Air was also recognised by Abu Dhabi International Airport for its OTP throughout the month of May, during which the airline achieved 94 per cent OTP and exceeded the target set. All Abu Dhabi International Airport departure flights have to attain 80pc OTP.

"These OTP awards in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are valuable recognition for all the efforts exerted by Gulf Air staff working together to help the airline's flights operate on time," Mr Alzayani said in a statement.

"With eight daily flights to Dubai and four daily flights to Abu Dhabi, Gulf Air's Dubai airport manager Mr Ahmed Hafiz and the airline's Abu Dhabi airport manager Mr Tariq AlAlawi work tirelessly to ensure that the airline's promise of seamless movement to and from Bahrain and across Gulf Air's global network, is delivered.

"This is but a small example of what this airline is made of, our dedicated and loyal staff are the backbone of our airline. I would like to thank all Gulf Air staff who contribute to such achievements and especially to Mr Hafiz and Mr AlAlawi and their teams on this occasion," he said.

"Gulf Air has an excellent reputation across our global operations for on time performance, which is of critical importance to the airline's passengers. I am delighted with this achievement and look forward to seeing Gulf Air continue to excel in its operations across the globe," Mr Alzayani added.

Gulf Air has held the top spot in recent years for OTP.

The airline was independently ranked by UK aviation analysts OAG as the third most punctual airline in 2017, amongst Middle East and African airlines, with an average OTP of 80.22pc. Gulf Air also ranked as the most punctual airline in 2016 amongst GCC airlines and also ranked first among major airlines from the Middle East and Africa for the Fifth Annual Airline On-time Performance Service Awards in 2013.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
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Date:Jul 15, 2018
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