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Gary Toomey New Gulf Air CEO?  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7714 times:

Gary Toomey was spotted in the GF First class lounge in Bahrain last week. Apparently he was called in for an interview. Can anyone confirm.

Came across the following from 'The Sydney Morning Herald'

Off to Gulf?

Former Air New Zealand boss Gary Toomey has been pretty quiet of late since Ansett collapsed on his watch. There's a few cheeky rumours however that Two of Me is in the running for head of Gulf Air.

Gulf's got a thing for Aussies. Its previous boss was former Ansett executive James Hogan, who recently took the helm of the Abu Dhabi based Etihad.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/news/cbd/chief...06/11/29/1164777653658.html?page=2

[Edited 2006-12-09 23:22:47]

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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 5287 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7630 times:

Good for him! Yes the Ansett collapse happened on his watch, but Ansett was a dog long before NZ or Gary Toomey got involved with it. Its collapse was inevitable. Hopefully he gets the job as he received a hard time in Australia but also New Zealand after the collapse.

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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7556 times:

Let's hope his first job is to do something about the fleet. I usually fly QR but as I was in BAH I flew on GF003 BAH/LHR on an A330 last thursday, looking pretty sad inside..........

One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineKoruman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 7463 times:

Toomey was terrific at Air NZ: the Ansett debacle wasn't his fault.

In fact, his idea of one Star carrier covering Australia (Ansett as Australian Star) and the Pacific (Ansett International and Air NZ as Pacific Star) would have been a terrific model, with services from across Australia and Auckland into LAX and SFO.

It wasn't his fault that Ansett had that cost base and fleet, that Air NZ's board viewed the above model as a threat to AKL-LAX services or that Air NZ's senior management alienated their business clients in Australia.

Good luck to him.

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