Gulf Air Appoints New Country Manager for Ethiopia

Salah AlShawoshAddis Ababa, Ethiopia (WIC) – Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom Bahrain, has appointed Mr. Salah AlShawosh as the airline’s country manager to Ethiopia. Mr. AlShawosh, a Bahraini national, was previously based in India where he held the position of airport manager in Bombay for six years.

Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Ahmed Janahi, commented on the appointment: “A seasoned aviation professional with a career spanning almost 30 years, Salah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position. His immediate focus will be on strengthening existing relationships with travel agents and other key stakeholders in Ethiopia to drive the commercial performance of one of Gulf Air’s most important routes.”

Ethiopia is an important market for Gulf Air since the route was launched in January 2011. Currently Gulf Air operates 6 weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Bahrain providing excellent connectivity via Bahrain to key destinations across the  airline’s network.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. Today, Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 32 cities in 21 countries spanning three continents. The airline operates one the largest networks in the Middle East, with double daily flights to over 10 regional capitals, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport.

Gulf Air serves all its destinations with a combination wide and narrow body fleet totalling 26 modern aircraft. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline’s signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.

Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.

Gulf Air was the Official Airline and Sponsor of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2013 and is the Official Airline and Sponsor of the Bahrain International Airshow 2014.

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