Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 13 March 2017: Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, was recently awarded Information Technology ISO certifications by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), in the seven areas of Quality Management, Environmental Management, Service Management, Business Continuity Management, Information Security Management, Energy Management and Asset Management – making it the first airline in the world to achieve 7 ISO certificates in Information Technology.
The 7 ISO certifications acknowledge Gulf Air’s successful implementation of international standards and best practices as it strives to continuously improve the quality of the airline’s Information Technology services as well as their impact on the environment. Receiving the 7 ISO certifications, Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman AlMusallam said: “I’m pleased to see the airline’s IT team build upon their ISO certifications year after year. At Gulf Air we strive to provide safe and reliable air transportation with superior access to the region delivered with contemporary Arabian hospitality. We do so by delivering superior quality, service and security across the organization – including our IT offering.”
The airline’s IT department underwent comprehensive external audits conducted by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), following which Gulf Air was recognized by Bureau Veritas’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Zulfiqar Haider, who joined Gulf Air to present the certificates to the airline’s Chief Executive Officer and IT team. Gulf Air first initiated the compliance and certifications exercise in 2013 and has continuously added more management systems in its governance framework to date.