Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain announced the return of Mr. Waleed Dagher back to Gulf Air after 8 years of service abroad and that he has been stationed in Manila as the new Country Manager. Manila is rapidly growing as a premium touristic city and surrounded by beautiful popular holiday destinations throughout the Philippines such as Cebu, Boracay and Palawan in addition to being one of Gulf Air’s busiest routes served by its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new country manager will take on the challenge to maintain and gradually increase the airline’s market share in this particular route and subsequently in the feeder markets to and from the Philippines.
With his previous 12 years of service for Gulf Air, which included being a country manager for the airline’s station in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the UAE, Mr. Dagher proved his enthusiasm and efforts in enhancing the airline’s name and brand image globally. Gulf Air has been proudly flying passengers to Manila since 1979 and it maintains a key role within the strong ties between Bahrain and the Philippines.