Gulf Air appoints new Ethiopia country manager


(Posted 26th August 2013)

Mr. Salah Al Sawosh was appointed last week as Gulf Air’s new country manager for Ethiopia, coming from his previous posting in Mumbai where he was airport manager for the past few years.

Gulf Air started flights to Addis Ababa in January 2011 and presently operates 6 flights a week between Bahrain and Ethiopia. Unlike other Eastern African destinations such as Entebbe and Nairobi, which were both falling to the airlines’ determined cost cutting measures, flights to Ethiopia remained in place, attributed to both high demand as well as sufficient yields generated on the route.

Salah was described by the Acting Chief Commercial Officer of Gulf Air Mr. Ahmed Janahi as ‘a seasoned aviation professional with a career spanning almost 30 years, who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new position. His immediate focus will be on strengthening existing relationships with travel agents and other key stakeholders in Ethiopia to drive the commercial performance of one of Gulf Air’s most important routes’.

After undergoing major commercial re-alignments over the past 1 ½ years Gulf Air now serves 32 destinations in 21 countries in Europe, Africa and Asia including the most extensive Middle East and Gulf network of any airline.

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