Gulf Air reported a 23% first-half increase in passenger numbers, which the airline said indicates its move toward becoming a niche, “boutique carrier” is starting to show results. The Bahraini national carrier transported 3.2 million passengers in the first six months of the year, the highest first-half total in a decade, compared to 2.6 million in the year-ago half. CEO Krešimir Kučko described the figures as “outstanding results” and noted that, despite an ...

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