MANAMA: Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced the appointment of Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Abdulaziz Ismail as the airline’s new chief operating officer.
Krešimir Kucko, Gulf Air chief executive officer and Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, Gulf Air deputy chief executive officer welcomed Captain Ismail to his new post.
As a UK graduate, Captain Ismail started his career with Gulf Air flying the Fokker F27 and later the renowned Boeing 747 fleet that Gulf Air operated in the 1980s.With an aviation career spanning over 35years, he brings a wealth of international aviation experience to his new position. Captain Ismail has worked both at Gulf Air and with other airlines in the region where he managed major fleet expansion projects including managing a fleet composed of 144 aircraft.
Gulf Air is now preparing to receive a new fleet consisting of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft, of which 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 2 Airbus A320Neos will enter Gulf Air’s fleet by end-2018. The modern fleet will herald a new era for Gulf Air as it continues to enhance its product and service offering.