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Gulf Air Plans Further Expansion

Chief Executive for Gulf Air said they are considering further expansion plans despite the global financial downturn.  Bjorn Naf spoke at the expansion plans at launch of the carriers new summer season services to Alexandria, Salalah, and Aleppo.  He said the global economic slowdown will not deter them from bringing in new products. 

Naf said their recent $8 million agreement with Honeywell Aerospace demonstrates the airline is looking to the future.  Honeywell Aerospace will provide auxiliary power units and a maintenance program for new airbus A320 aircraft. Naf said they chose the new destinations of Egypt, Oman, and Syria “in response to positive customer feedback by expanding our network in tune with demands of the season.”
 

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