September 22 2022  |  Airline & Terminal News

Gulf Air's recent wins

By Stephanie Philp

The airline has recently received the “Connectivity Award” and the “New Airline Award” at Singapore’s Changi Airline Award as well as APEX’s Five Star Major Official Airline Rating for the second consecutive year

Captain Waleed AlAlawi, Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, is proud to have had to chance “to help turn around Gulf Air and make it the customer-centric airline it has become today,” he said in a recent press release.

The announcement comes at a time where the airline has plenty to celebrate: in addition to winning the “Connectivity Award” and the “New Airline Award” at Singapore’s Changi Airline Awards, Gulf Air also received APEX’s Five Star Major Official Airline Rating for the second consecutive year.

“Winning these awards is a reflection of Gulf Air’s ongoing commitment to fulfil the ever-changing travel needs of our passengers; placing us truly in ‘a class of our own,’” AlAlawi said.

As one of the airlines that maintained operations throughout the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gulf Air was a part of the repatriation of many people affected by closed airlines. Gulf Air did not cease operation at any point throughout the pandemic. The push through difficult times gave the airline the opportunity to be a part of important projects. It shipped food and medical supplies into Bahrain with its 787-9 and repatriated citizens out of Afghanistan. The latter effort was rewarded with an official thank you from the American Government as recognition of the airline’s humanitarian efforts.

After being audited by Skytrax Research in the final quarter of 2021 the airline received the Skytrax Five Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating — an indication that Gulf Air’s efforts to enhance airport and onboard protocols to combat the spread of COVID-19 were worth celebrating.

“I am so proud to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated team represented by the national carrier’s workforce,” AlAlwi said. “The immense team effort paid towards realizing this goal has led to the many achievements and accolades we now enjoy at Gulf Air.”

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