Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 05 July 2017
Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced the appointment of Mr. Wael Mattar as its new Country Manager for the Arab Republic of Egypt, effective this month, July 2017. Boasting over 23 years’ experience in aviation, Mr. Mattar has previously supported the airline’s commercial mission in all of marketing and sales, representing Gulf Air in the GCC region.
Mr. Ahmed Janahi, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer commented on the new appointment: “It is a pleasure to welcome Wael to his newest role with Bahrain’s national carrier. As a longstanding member of the Gulf Air family, Wael has amassed extensive industry experience and skills, making him the perfect candidate to further strengthen our presence in the Egyptian market and continue representing our airline in the Arab Republic of Egypt, a country we have proudly served since 1974.”
In Cairo, Gulf Air’s offices are located on 21 Mahmoud Bassiouny Street, and can be reached by calling (+20)-2-01005436565 / 01119727777. The airline works closely with Imperial Travel Centre Group the sole general sales agent for Gulf Air in Egypt handling both the airline’s passenger and cargo needs.
Gulf Air currently serves 42 cities in 25 countries, spanning three continents – including Tbilisi, Georgia which launched on 22nd June 2017. The airline operates multiple daily flights between Cairo and Bahrain allowing for seamless same-day movement while offering passengers excellent onward connectivity, via its hub at Bahrain International Airport, to and from key destinations in the GCC region, Indian Subcontinent and Europe. Flights can be booked online via the airline’s official website gulfair.com, its 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737, or any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.
About Gulf Air
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. Today, Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 42 cities in 25 countries spanning three continents.
The airline operates double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. Gulf Air currently serves all its destinations with a combination wide and narrow body fleet totalling 28 modern aircraft with orders for 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft due for delivery commencing in early 2018. The modern fleet will herald a new era for Gulf Air as it continues to enhance its product and service offering. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline’s signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.
Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.
Gulf Air has been the Title Sponsor of the FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX ever since it made history as the first Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East in 2004. In addition, the airline has been Official Carrier of the biennial Bahrain International Airshow since it was first held in 2010.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Azza Mubarak Matar
Senior Manager Communications
Gulf Air Tel: +973 17338765 / +973 39652012
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