Gulf Air has welcomed back Waleed Dagher as the new country manager for Manila, Philippines.
Manila is rapidly growing as a premium touristic city and surrounded by beautiful popular holiday destinations throughout the Philippines such as Cebu, Boracay and Palawan, in addition to being one of Gulf Air’s busiest routes served by its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Dagher will take on the challenge to maintain and gradually increase the airline’s market share in this particular route and subsequently in the feeder markets to and from the Philippines.
With his previous 12 years of service for Gulf Air, which included being a country manager for the airline’s station in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the UAE, Dagher proved his enthusiasm and efforts in enhancing the airline’s name and brand image globally.
Gulf Air has been proudly flying passengers to Manila since 1979 and it maintains a key role within the strong ties between Bahrain and the Philippines.
On his appointment, Dagher said: “What an honour it is to return to my Gulf Air family. Manila, now my second home, has so much potential and I am beyond proud to have this opportunity to manage Gulf Air’s station here. Gulf Air has a very bright future and I am sure that one day, under the leadership of the airline’s executive management, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain will become one of the top airlines in the world.”