Gulf Air joins hands with TNT
Released on: March 30, 2009, 9:44 am
Author: Gulf Air
Industry: Transportation & Logistics
National Carrier Gulf Air and TNT Express, one of the world's
leading providers of express delivery services, have signed a Global
Incentive Agreement Programme (GIAP).
The GIAP, introduced by Gulf Air in 2007, is designed to
provide its key global partners with incentives to boost their cargo traffic volumes
and reciprocally ensure that Gulf Air is endorsed as a 'Core Carrier' of its
"Global incentive arrangements are a key strategy in building effective
partnerships, especially when it comes to the air cargo industry," said Gulf Air
Director Cargo, Mr. Serge Tripet, "This agreement is a win-win proposition, as it
helps both Gulf Air and TNT Express to complement each other's business in a
mutually rewarding way. Besides, the partnership will further strengthen the
regional and global network capabilities of both organizations."
The agreement provides access, for both Gulf Air and TNT Express, to permanent
direct bookings, specific service-level commitments, service recovery plans and
claims processing as well as regular interface with key account managers at
"TNT and Gulf Air have had a long-standing business relationship and the GIAP will
reinforce it," said Ian Butler, TNT Express Director Global Networks, Americas,
Middle East and Africa, "The Global Incentive Agreement Programme will ultimately
allow us to serve our customers better, which is a crucial benefit in addition to
the incentive aspect of the program."
TNT Express provides a unique combination of on-demand, time-sensitive, door-to-door
services with flights within the GCC, flights to Bahrain and around the world.
About Gulf Air
Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, and is
the only truly pan Gulf carrier in the region. The airline's flight network stretches from
Europe to Asia and covers 42 cities in 27 countries. The current fleet of Gulf Air
consists of 29 aircraft.
The new network, based on a "wave" model, offers as many as 588 flights every week
in the Middle East with more non-stop flights than any other airline.
The airline is also planning to re-fleet itself over the next five years to further
strengthen its presence. It recently signed a deal worth nearly US $ 6 billion with
Boeing to purchase up to 24 Boeing 787 aircraft and another deal with Airbus for 35
aircraft, including A320s and A330s.
The airline aims to become the carrier of choice. Gulf Air's onboard service caters
high quality products and services to its passengers, including the innovative,
unique and award winning Sky Chefs and Sky Nannies.
For further information please contact:
Corporate Communications Department
P.O. Box 138
Kingdom of Bahrain