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Topic: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: GF-A330
Posted 2002-05-08 12:13:15 and read 2044 times.

Gulf Air gets new acting president

James Hogan has been appointed acting president and chief executive of Gulf Air. His appointment becomes effective from May 12.

Hogan has many years of experience in the aviation industry at senior level, and prior to this was chief executive of Ansett Airlines in Australia and BMI British Midlands Airways.
The announcement of the new executive was made by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Gulf Air chairman.

"I would like to thank Ibrahim Al Hamer for his continued dedication and support in developing the airline and also for his cooperation during his presidency," said Sheikh Hamdan.

"Hogan was selected from numerous candidates for his experience and aviation background. I trust you will all give him your complete support as he begins the restructuring as directed by the board."

In taking responsibility for the direction of Gulf Air, Hogan will add impetus to the restructuring process that began in March 2002. Simat Helliesen and Eichner (SH&E), the aviation consulting company, was appointed by the Board.

SH&E will continue to support Hogan as he develops the future strategy of Gulf Air.

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Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: AirNewZealand
Posted 2002-05-08 12:17:22 and read 2013 times.

Hey,
Congrats...Though i would like to ask a question...
Do Gulf Air hire Male Flight Attendants?? And if yes, then are they only from the arabian nations or all over the world??

Thanks in advanced

Mike

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: GF-A330
Posted 2002-05-08 12:21:10 and read 2007 times.

Gulf Air only appoint female cabin crew, but you will tend to find male crew too. As you mentioned only from Arab nations though. Maybe, you should try Emirates.

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: AirNewZealand
Posted 2002-05-08 12:33:48 and read 1995 times.

Thanks GF-A330..
Most appreciated!

Mike

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: SAS23
Posted 2002-05-08 12:36:26 and read 1993 times.

Hmmm, James Hogan isn't referred to as 'Jonah' Hogan for nothing ... GF will be the third airline that he's navigated into deep trouble. At least bmi had the sense to dump him before his whackier ideas sank them!

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: Eg777er
Posted 2002-05-08 14:24:05 and read 1980 times.

SAS23, beware you do not have the full facts at your disposal.

Please refrain from making ill-advised, imbecilic comments.

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: Airbuspilot
Posted 2002-05-08 14:46:19 and read 1970 times.

What I do not understand and where I would like an answer for( wich i have been trying several weeks now...)
is why a troubled company as GF is actually in the middle of a hiring process for 80 additional BAH based A320 cres???????

What is the purpose of this action?

Thanks...........

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: Eg777er
Posted 2002-05-08 15:43:24 and read 1964 times.

Even troubled companys have to plan for the future, in case they survive.

Gulf Air has been in dire straits before....in 1995 they lost $157m, for example.

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: Air Taiwan
Posted 2002-05-08 17:04:38 and read 1947 times.

James Hogan never got to manage Ansett. The Tesna syndicate hired him but the sale of Ansett to Tesna never went through.

It was Gary Toomey who managed Ansett (and also Air New Zealand) before Ansett's collapse.

Jimmy

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: Airbuspilot
Posted 2002-05-08 17:09:02 and read 1942 times.

Question remains, what are their chances upon survival?

To be honest, this was going to be my first step towards an expat carreer in the Gulf. I am also one of the pilots sheduled for an interiew at GF so it actually concerns me a lot.....

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: SAS23
Posted 2002-05-08 17:11:02 and read 1944 times.

Eg777er - why don't you check Hogan out with anyone that worked with him at bmi before making ill-advised, imbecilic comments?

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: Eg777er
Posted 2002-05-08 17:14:38 and read 1941 times.

I was referring more to your comment about Hogan navigating GF into deep water which was expressed in the past tense.

Seeing as GF are already in deep water, and Hogan has yet to be installed in the Pink Palace, that qualifies as an imbecilic statement.

Topic: RE: Gulf Air Appoints Ex-Ansett CEO As President
Username: Airbuspilot
Posted 2002-05-09 14:49:09 and read 1909 times.

Troubled Middle Eastern airline Gulf Air is awaiting confirmation from two of its shareholders that they will provide extra cash to help rescue the carrier following a downturn in business since 11 September. The governments of both Qatar and Oman failed to respond by a 30 April deadline set by the Gulf Air board for an emergency cash injection of $258 million. The other two major shareholders, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, have already agreed support.

Abu Dhabi and Bahrain are the main hubs for Gulf Air - the region's oldest airline - and have provided the most financial support for the airline's growth. Over the past decade, Oman Air and Qatar Airways have developed as national carriers for the other two shareholders, and analysts in the region believe there is greater government support for these carriers than for Gulf Air.

Bahrain's prime minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa has been quoted by official news agency BNA as being firmly committed to the survival of Gulf Air. He told the Bahrain cabinet on 28 April that the carrier represented "a symbol of co-operation and solidarity among member states of the Gulf Co-operation Council", which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The carrier has already had a $160 million cash bail-out from the shareholders since 11 September, and has called in consultants Simat Helliesen & Eichner to look at cost-cutting and restructuring. Local sources say that almost 500 staff will be laid off as part of the proposed changes, although Gulf Air will not confirm this.

(FlightInternational, 7 May 2002)



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