23-Aug-2010 11:14 AM

Gulf Air does not see regional LCCs as a threat

Gulf Air CEO, Samer Majali, stated the carrier does not see regional LCCs as a threat, stating: "Most of the budget airlines in the region still have business class, sell through travel agents and cannot get alternative low-cost airports so they are not in the same business as European carriers" (Gulf News, 20-Aug-2010). He continued: "They do not have the same model which has, after all, only been successful for a couple of European budget airlines. Our strategy is regional."