Shabaz From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 8581 times:
I would expect resignations from Chief Operating Officer Bjorn Naf and VP Marketing Lee Shave to follow suit. Things not looking good for GF at the moment. Too bad history in the making is ending this way.
André Dosé, in a statement to Gulf Air employees in response to certain reports in the Arabic media, said: “Over the weekend, there have been newspaper articles about me and the Gulf Air management in the Arabic press. I want you to know that I am aware of what has been written and that I am intentionally not responding to the various stories.
'Going forward, I will continue working for what is best for Gulf Air,” he said.
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
SHABAZ From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 7103 times:
Andre Dose is definately a gonna, its expected Bjorn is going too. I'm sure further details will be known tomorrow. Here's a last pic we'll probably see of him, taken a few days back of the upgraded at BAH:
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5343 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6273 times:
From : The Bahrain Tribune Newspaper
GF Boss quits - Cost cutting plans marred tenure
By Ajit John
President and CEO Andre Dose of Gulf Air tendered his resignation yesterday, sources told the Tribune.
The airline spokesperson, however, refused to entertain speculation saying the Board of Directors and senior management were in constant meeting throughout the day to decide what action needed to be taken to move forward. They intended to meet again today to discuss various possibilities.
This follows weeks of speculation in the local media about the tenure of Dose. He was bought to resuscitate the airline after a successful operation in Swiss Air where he turned a bankrupt airline into a successful operation.
His short tenure was marked by unease over his plans to cut costs to the tune of BD60 million.
To achieve this aim, the carrier would focus its attention on the region and also trim its manpower strength by offloading 950 members of its staff.
This resulted in strikes by staff that expressed their displeasure with the severance packages that were offered.
The matter was solved when the government decided to intervene and bear the cost of the extra employees.
LHRBlueSkies From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5897 times:
With EK, QR & EY growing rapidly, Oman Air deciding to go solo, is there really space for GF?
Either way, Dose has to be given the flexibility to turn an ailing (and not a great either) carrier around - no matter how much money a country has, losing money makes no sense...give the guy the chance to turn GF into the flying falcon (I think?) it could and should be...
As usual - politics get's in the way of business.
flying is the safest form of transport - until humans get involved!
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5871 times:
Sad to tell but Gulf -Air seem to be soon part of the long list of defunct airlines.
Their track-record in maintaining aircraft,deluting service and lack of vision in face to it's powerful neighbours have given the company the rest.It's simply not conceivable to have seven airlines on a stretch of 400 Km..
QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 2055 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4143 times:
Gulf Air names acting CEO
Gulf Air has appointed its chief operating officer Bjorn Naf as acting president and chief executive following the resignation of Andre Dose after only four months on the job. Naf led a revamped network launch on 1 July, which places a greater emphasis on regional services. The airline is looking for a permanent replacement for Dose.