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. As the freight arm for the Bahraini flag carrier, Falcon Cargo will benefit from Bahrain International Airport's strong 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.
The primary regions served by Falcon Cargo include Europe, the Far East, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, said Gulf Air senior manager Rory Black. He also touted the freight carrier's ability to improve transit times as a key predictor of its future success.
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