Bahraini Ahmed Mohamed Abdulla Janahi has been appointed as the new Vice President- Ground Services.
Ahmed Janahi has worked in several duty stations of Gulf Air during his 24- year long career with Gulf Air.
Joining Gulf Air in 1983 taking care of 'passenger services' at Abu Dhabi station, he subsequently moved on to become airport duty officer, and duty manager in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Manila (Philippines) , Dhahran (Saudi Arabia) and Chennai (India).
He also worked in sales and marketing in Kathmandu (Nepal) before moving to Bahrain in 2004 as airport duty manager. He became the head of Bahrain hub in August 2006, a position which he held before being elevated as Vice President Ground Services.
"Ground service is a complex job involving the coordination of several logistics to ensure everything goes well," says Gulf Air Chief Operating Officer BjÖrn Näf.
"Ahmed's rich ground-handling experience in several locations is a great advantage to Gulf Air. Besides, he is very well recognised in the airline industry and possesses an unassuming personality and ability to tackle difficult situations and people."
"I am glad to be a part of the new and challenging environment of Gulf Air," says Ahmed Janahi.
"As the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Gulf Air is an integral part of the growth of the country and I will ensure to combine my knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the goal Gulf Air has set."
About Gulf Air
Founded in 1950, Gulf Air, owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Sultanate of Oman, is the only truly Pan Gulf carrier in the Middle East region.
The regional, geographic and cultural values that the airline has embraced over more than half a century are still central to defining its brand and service ethos.
Today the airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 47 cities in 30 countries. The fleet comprises 34 aircraft and has the distinct advantage of possessing the strongest network across the Middle East.
A platform for sustained commercial operation has been established over the past three years as part of a multi-phased turnaround programme. It has also provided a framework for a succession of innovative products and services including the unique Sky Chefs and Sky Nannies that form part of Gulf Air’s ’smart airline, successful business’ vision.
International recognition has been achieved as a result of the turnaround programme leading to numerous awards for the airline’s innovative and high quality products and services: These include:
Best Onboard Catering in First Class 2006 (Sky Trax Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in Business Class 2006 (Sky Trax Awards)
Best Business Airline 2006 (British Travel Awards)
Best Onboard Service 2006 (Gold) (Mercury Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in First Class 2005 (Sky Trax Awards)
Best Onboard Catering in Business Class 2005(Sky Trax Awards)
Best designed in-flight magazine 2005 (American Creativity Awards)
Middle East Leading First Class Airline 2005 (World Travel Awards)
World’s Leading Airport Lounge 2005 (World Travel Awards)
Middle East region’s best airport restaurant for its restaurant in Bahrain International Airport lounge 2005 (PAX International Readership Awards)
Middle East & North African Platinum Best Airline 2004 (MENA Travel Awards)
Most Improved Airline 2004 (Skytrax Awards)
Middle East First Class Airline (Arabian Business Awards)
Best new product launch for in-flight services (PAX international Readership Awards)
Best First Class Onboard Food 2004 (Skytrax Food Category)
Best Business Class Check-in 2004 (Skytrax Check-in Category)
Official Airline and Sponsor of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2008