National carrier Gulf Air’s management today met with the representatives of the airline’s two unions - GATU and NTAGU – to brief them on the airline’s restructuring strategy, approved by the Chairman and members of Gulf Air Board of Directors.
Earlier the airline’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam also met with a committee from the Ministry of Labour led by Dr. Mohammed Ali Al Ansari, Assistant Under-Secretary for Labour Affairs to brief him on the strategy.
The meetings were held as part of a commitment by the Executive Restructuring Committee and the Gulf Air management to keep key stakeholders fully informed throughout the restructuring process. The strategy will be rolled out to all employees tomorrow.
The strategy, which was made public today, aims at strengthening the national carrier’s core services by optimising its fleet and network, streamlining its organisational structure and re-engineering its internal processes to transform the airline into a more dynamic and efficient national carrier that will continue to serve the Kingdom of Bahrain and its customers.
Towards achieving this goal the strategy aggressively addresses minimising losses, increasing revenue, achieving cost savings and reinforcing the airline’s position as a key national infrastructure asset, while ensuring it remains to be the region’s most family and business friendly airline.
The restructuring plan will be implemented progressively in the next few weeks in a fair and transparent manner with Gulf Air continuing to be a key Bahraini employer committed to developing a national workforce of aviation professionals. A successful transition will result in a company with a sustainable long term future and better opportunities for all employees.