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Gulf Air has recently welcomed its key travel trade industry partners from Jeddah to a dinner event, organised in appreciation of their support and as an opportunity to update the group on the carrier’s latest developments.

Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi has been named as the new deputy CEO for Gulf Air, following recent decision by the airline’s board of directors.

With over 37 years of industry experience acquired throughout his career in various aviation-related positions, the aviation management MBA degree holder will contribute to the achievement of the carrier’s corporate goals, enhancing its important position as a key Bahraini asset driving the economic growth of the Kingdom.

Wael Mattar has been named the new country manager for Egypt at Gulf Air, bringing with him more than 23 years of experience in aviation.

Following high demand for more connections between Bahrain International Airport and Tbilisi International Airport during the first week of operations, Gulf Air has recently unveiled plans to launch two additional flights on June 23 and June 25.

On June 05, Gulf Air announced that its multiple daily services between Bahrain International Airport and Hamad International Airport will be suspended, until further notice.

Gulf Air hosted key members of Bahrain’s travel trade sector at a dinner and networking event, to share the latest developments and to express gratitude for the industry’s ongoing support.

Gulf Air is to expand into the holiday provision segment by launching Gulf Air Holidays this summer, with online travel booking company Ezeego One Travel and Tours announced as its back-end service provider.

“We are 12 months away from welcoming the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to the Gulf Air fleet – a historic moment in our trajectory and yet another important step in our strategic direction towards furthering Gulf Air’s fleet modernisation process and supporting our network and overall passenger experience enhancement strategies.

Gulf Air has kicked-off its informative road show aimed at promoting its corporate loyalty programmes to companies in the six GCC states.

In order to celebrate its direct route to Moscow, Gulf Air, in partnership with Toronto Travel and VisitRussia, took selected media members from Bahrain and Kuwait to the Russian capital for a four-day visit.