Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 26 June 2019: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces the appointment of Mr. Esam Abdulhameed Al Hammadi as a Country Manager for its Dubai station. With a vast experience in airline sales and having managed Gulf Air’s hub station in Bahrain, Mr. Al Hammadi will transfer his years of knowledge and practice to manage one of the airline’s main stations, Dubai.
The airline operates multiple flights to and from Dubai on daily basis and has a solid customer base in the UAE. With this appointment Mr. Al Hammadi will take on the challenge of further strengthening Gulf Air’s growth in the UAE. Mr. Al Hammadi has been part of the Gulf Air family for 8 years, during which he was country manager for Bahrain as the hub of Gulf Air.
“This is a great challenge for me as I move from the hub of Gulf Air to one of its most successful and revenue generating stations – Dubai. Although Bahrain and Dubai markets have similarities in terms of customer behaviour and travel patterns, I am sure there will be so much to learn.” Mr Al Hammadi added at the announcement of his promotion, “Gulf Air has been a big part of my life and I will continue to serve our airline from a different geographical location aiming to promote Bahrain and Gulf Air to a wider audience.”
Gulf Air is committed to invest in its Bahraini workforce and their career development and as such, it continues to provide opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior positions in the company. Earlier this year Gulf Air welcomed the return of its Country Manager UK to its headquarter in Bahrain to take on the role of Senior Manager Sales managing the entire Europe and Levant regions. With 90% of employees that are based at the headquarters in Muharraq being Bahraini along with nearly 70% of its pilots, Gulf Air is a leader in the Bahrainisation programme in the Kingdom as it provides the opportunity for local talents and experienced personnel to work in its various areas of the airline’s business.