Co-operation between Arab airlines was discussed at a key meeting held in Bahrain. Gulf Air hosted the 54th executive committee meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) and its sub-group Arabesk Airlines Alliance.
Held in Bahrain for the first time, members discussed various issues relating to the collective benefits of the Arab airlines, including co-operation in the areas of safety and operations among AACO members, exploring joint purchasing contracts for services. The Arabesk sub-group meeting that exclusively deals with commercial issues was chaired by Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Samer Majali.
Members of the committee discussed various ways and means by which the member airlines can rationalise their network with the view to offer better passenger services and leverage commercial benefits through collaboration and co-operation.
The AACO executive committee, consisting of seven CEOs from among its 22- member airlines, meets four times a year and Gulf Air is an active, long-time member of the organisation.