Gulf Air takes first place in airline catering awards

Gulf Air receives top awards from Skytrax for its catering services on its long-haul intercontinental flights.

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By  Laura Barnes Published  May 17, 2005

In the latest World Airline Catering Awards to be published by Skytrax, Gulf Air has clinched top position for both first and business class onboard catering on long-haul intercontinental flights. Skytrax has awarded Gulf Air at this year’s awards recognising it as the ‘best on board catering (first class)’ and the ‘best check-in facilities (business class at Bahrain Airport). “It was a truly significant step for us to be recognised in the Skytrax awards last year, and it’s been just as significant for us to retain our strong position in key categories in the latest awards,” said James Hogan, president & chief executive, Gulf Air. “It also demonstrates that our business strategy, an important component of which is the continual improvement of products and services for the business traveller is working and this innovation and development is set to continue following endorsement by the Board of our mandate for the next three years. This year, we have invested US $10 million in our premium seats and in-flight entertainment systems, delivering the final piece of the jigsaw to create a definitive world-class product,” he added. The enhancement of the cabins in the Airbus A330 aircraft has been accompanied by significant enhancements to the dining concept. The menus feature new and contemporary presentation styles for either traditional dining or a stand up onboard buffect, which offers a full range of drinks and snacks. “Gulf Air has taken major strides forward and we are delighted to be able to recognise this. Our awards are based on the opinions of the people who matter most — the customers,” said Peter Miller, marketing director, Skytrax.

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