By Laura Barnes
A delegation led by Oman Air's commercial division manager looks into ways of increasing co-operation and common pricing across regional airlines.
A delegation of senior airline commercial executives from Oman Air and Gulf Air met in Bahrain to discuss how they can improve areas of co-operation in order to benefit the two national carriers’ strategic partnership.
Discussions, which were headed by Oman Air’s commercial division manager, Ziad Al-Haremi, centred on areas of co-operation including the network, loyalty programme, common pricing as well as other opportunities to promote economic development and tourism in the airlines’ owner states.
“At a time when the airline industry is facing so many challenges, it is important that we should look into ways of working together and supporting each other, to remove obstacles and create economies of scale,” said Fareed Al-Alawi, vice president network, Gulf Air, who was present at the discussions.
“Partnerships and co-operation hold the potential to make our industry more efficient. We will continue to explore synergies in service delivery to meet the requirements of the market and serve our customers better. We also share the important task of promoting and encouraging economic development within the region,” added Al-Alawi.