Gulf Air has launched Falcon Cargo, a brand encompassing Falcon Express and providing mail, courier, diplomatic and general, animal, dangerous goods and high-value cargo transportation, Air Cargo World News informs. As the freight arm for the Bahraini flag carrier, Falcon Cargo will benefit from Bahrain International Airport’s cargo infrastructure, airline officials said.
In addition to offering air-conditioned areas for livestock, Bahrain airport also features chiller rooms for perishable items and secure handling areas for valuables. The airport is even equipped to handle radioactive cargo, a Gulf Air spokesman said.
“With a faster and efficient Bahrain airport and a team of dedicated cargo professionals, strengthened by our unique advantage of operating the largest network in the Middle East, we can move shipments more rapidly than any other hub in the Gulf,” Gulf Air Senior Manager Rory Black said in a statement.
The primary regions served by Falcon Cargo include Europe, the Far East, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Air spokesman said. He also touted the freight carrier’s ability to improve transit times as a key predictor of its future success.
Black agrees, saying that it’s all about addressing demand and performing efficient freight transportation. “In today’s cargo world, your ability to respond to the market rapidly and offer value-added solutions is key to success,” he said in a statement. “Because of our network, size and mixed fleet, we believe Falcon Cargo is uniquely positioned to offer fast and reliable services to the Middle East and beyond.”