Gulf Air will have to cut costs significantly to reduce its perennial losses, members of the Bahrain parliament said, adding that the state-owned airline is expected to post a 2009 loss of $200-$300 million, Reuters reported. New CEO Samer Majali (ATWOnline, July 7), who officially started this week, is expected to focus on closing unprofitable routes and enhancing the airline's Internet booking capabilities so the number of call-center agents can be reduced. The former Royal Jordanian CEO ...

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