Gulf Air, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the UAE, and the Sultanate of Oman, is to pay tribute to 36 of its longest serving employees at dinner to be hosted at the Gulf International Convention Centre on 19 February.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 2,191 staff, who have service records of between ten and 25 years, have been individually presented with certificates of achievement personally signed by the Gulf Air’s President and Chief Executive.
“The people of Gulf Air are its greatest asset. They have served the airline in some of the best and worst of times, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their loyalty and hard work,” Mr Hogan said.
Those employees who have worked with the airline for 30 years will be honoured at a dinner and awards presentation to be made by James Hogan, the airline’s President and Chief Executive. Of these, 34 are Bahraini, and the other two come from Gulf Air’s external stations at Doha and Mumbai.
“The awards are to become an annual event at which we will be able show our appreciation to the remarkable team of people who are working to re-establish Gulf Air as a world class airline.”
About Gulf Air: Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the UAE, and the Sultanate of Oman, and is the only truly pan Gulf airline in the region. The airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 43 cities in 32 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 30 aircraft.
The airline is in the first year of a three-year strategic recovery programme, headed by President & Chief Executive, James Hogan. The airline’s aim is to further evolve by taking its renowned cultural strengths, which have been gained over more than half a century, into a global environment.
Gulf Air is also intent on ‘going the extra mile’ for its customers. It has subsequently made a concerted effort to focus on efficiency, to eliminate bureaucracy and implement processes that are required, above all, to improve customer satisfaction.ÊÊÊ