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User currently offlineGFA330 From Turkey, joined Oct 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1185 times:

- Old fleet, and no new fleet announcements anytime soon
- CEO left no replacement yet
- Complex two hub strategy

Where will GF fit in between QR/EK/EY ??? or will it go ??

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12472 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

GF is soon to choose a new aircraft type, to replace its 767s.

One of the problems is that, a few years back, Gulf Air represented almost all countries in the Gulf Air; Dubai left and set up its own carrier; then Qatar, then the UAE and now, Oman has Oman Air, so Gulf Air is now the state airline of Bahrain (and to a lesser extent - and ultimately, not at all) Oman. So, its ambitions and growth will be limited by its home market. Whether there is room for it, I hope so; GF is a good name in aviation (I flew them to India and back earlier this year and they were more than satisfactory).

As to the CEO, I believe Martin George of BA was mentioned, but he has recently been asked to leave BA under a cloud, so I guess they're looking for someone else.

The two hub strategy, as I said above, is likely to be simplified with a network built around Bahrain and I think that will ultimately be to GF's benefit.


User currently onlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

I guess a lot will depend on the development of Oman Air and if the Oman government keep their stake as for as long as they do, Gulf Air will have to keep two hubs


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