New Manager Activates Gulf Air Contacts [Archives:1998/44/Local News]

November 2 1998

Alraisi has had extensive Arab and East African experience. He is now applying some of that experience and dynamism to the Yemeni market. That is why he has been building contacts by constant meetings and visits to various partners. 
At another level, Gulf Air has gotten out of the red. Last year, it showed reasonable profits. But that is not the only positive development. The company has linked up with American Airlines by signing a code-sharing agreement. This winter, Gulf Air will place its GF designator code on American’s flights between London’s Heathrow and Chicago’s O’Hare, Miami and New York’s Kennedy Airport. 
American already codeshares with Gulf Air by placing its AA designator code on Gulf Air flights between London’s Heathrow Airport and the Gulf cities of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha and Muscat. 
Gulf Air also concluded a technology agreement last February accordiong to which AMR’s SABER Group will provide the airline with a new information technology infrastructure, including application development and maintenance, a data center and network management.