The airline has announced that it has a 57% increase in passenger numbers compared to the corresponding period in 2011. The airline also reported that the average load factor for the second quarter of 2012 stood at 78% compared with 59% a year earlier.
The average aircraft utilization has also dramatically improved by 45% to stand at 13.1 hours per day. The airline attributes this growth to clear improvement in market conditions and the airline’s continued investment in product and services to meet customer needs.
Richard Nuttall, chief executive officer of Bahrain Air stated “The last twelve months have been really tough. But there is now clear evidence that the markets are returning. We have used this time to invest in upgrading our systems, our products and our organisation. We are in a much better place than we were twelve months ago. We are determined in our efforts to be Bahrain’s favourite airline. Despite intense competition in the aviation sector and turbulence in the global economy, Bahrain Air’s second quarter results indicate that the airline is well on track to outperform its forecasts for 2012.”