Gulf Air invests in home-grown talent

Gulf Air invests in home-grown talent
Gulf Air is committed to investing in its Bahraini workforce
Published: 22 July 2019 - 2:15 p.m.
By: Claudia De Brito

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, remains committed to investing in its Bahraini workforce and their career development by providing opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior positions in the company.

The airline has also reiterated its plans on welcoming Bahraini aviation professionals who work for the aviation industry in and around the region. Gulf Air is strategically growing since it has launched its new brand identity and commenced the fleet modernisation programme. The airline launched its boutique business model concept in the beginning of 2019 and since then it saw positive results in a spectrum of extents of the business.

Gulf Air CEO Kresimir Kucko said: “The airline is growing its fleet with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus 320neo and 321neo aircraft as well as expanding the network to new places to connect the Kingdom with the world. With this growth, we will definitely need more pilots and more aviation professionals to manage the operations with a strong preference for our talented Bahrainis to take on these strategic roles. The pool of talent in Bahrain is phenomenal and we are extremely committed in ensuring that the future of the national carrier remains in the hands of its people.”

Gulf Air deputy chief executive officer Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi added: “The Kingdom of Bahrain has been known for many years to be the source for national talents in the aviation industry. There are many success stories and examples of Bahraini leaders in aviation management and professional pilots working for our neighbouring airlines and aviation organisations. Gulf Air prides itself in continuing to retain generations of families within its organisation and aspires to continue preserving its heritage by creating opportunities for the future.”

The airline is a leader in the Bahrainisation programme in the Kingdom and continues to provide opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior positions in the company with 90% of employees and nearly 70% of its pilots being Bahraini.


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