Gulf Air CEO, Samer Majali, stated the carrier is seeking to join a global airline alliance to expand its network, stating: "We would like to link up with one of the global alliance airlines at some point, though that takes time. We have been talking to the three alliance partnerships with a view to extending our reach" (Gulf News, 20-Aug-2010).
Gulf Air interested in joining global alliance
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