Bahraini workforce enrichment at the core of Gulf Air expansion strategy

Gulf Air

Gulf Air has reaffirmed its dedication to invest 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 reinstated plans to welcome Bahraini aviation professionals and talents who work for the aviation industry in and around the region.

Since the launch of its boutique business model at the start of 2019, Gulf Air is strategically growing and has seen positive results in a spectrum of extents of the business.


CEO, Gulf Air, Kresimir Kucko elaborated: “We are proud that Gulf Air is strategically growing and with the adaptation of the recently launched boutique concept, especially as we move towards reaching 70 years of expertise in the aviation industry – a wonderful milestone for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

“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,” he concluded.

Gulf Air has set opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior positions in the company, with 90 per cent of employees that are based at the headquarters in Muharraq being Bahraini, along with nearly 70 per cent of its pilots. Earlier this year,

Gulf Air welcomed Rashid Abdulrahman AlGaoud back to its headquarters to take on the role of senior manager sales – Europe and Asia Pacific, after serving as the country manager of the UK for almost six years.

The airline recently appointed Shams AlDosari as the first female Bahraini country manager representing the national carrier in Ethiopia, as well as Mohamed AlHamar as the youngest Bahraini country manager to serve in the Asia Pacific region.