Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced the appointment of its new Board of Directors. Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani will be its new chair. Other board members include Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Dr. Dawood Nassif Dawood, Jameel Ali Al Matrook, Essa Mohamed Najibi, Jean-Christophe Durand, and Jassim Hassan Abdelaal.
Each of these board members will serve a three year term. Board members hope that a new business strategy will strengthen its position as a key national infrastructure asset that support the Kingdom’s economic growth.
“Going forward, Gulf Air’s new Board of Directors who collectively represent Bahraini professionals and highly experienced business leaders will, I am sure, contribute much to realizing our national carrier’s key goals. Their dedication and efforts will help us directly support and strengthen Gulf Air, a key national infrastructure asset that serves the Kingdom’s aviation industry and economic interests,” said Al Zayani, the new chairman.
In a statement, the airline said that its future plans are “geared towards realising a broad spectrum of positive developments as it achieves full commercial sustainability and increasingly focuses on managing and further investing in its ongoing growth, development and long-term expansion capabilities.”
Gulf Air expects a new incoming fleet of ten Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, seventeen Airbus A321NEO aircraft, and twelve Airbus A320NEO aircraft.