Gulf Air appoints New General Manager for South Africa

Travel News Asia 6 October 2005

Gulf Air has appointed John Anderson as General Manager South Africa.

Mr Anderson, a British national, moves from Mumbai, India, where he was Gulf Air General Manager India, for almost 11 years. In what is one of Gulf Airs busiest and most important stations, Anderson was responsible for 78 weekly services from seven Indian cities to Gulf Airs three hubs.

Andersons career in the aviation industry spans more than 30 years, of which over 11 have been with Gulf Air.

A graduate of the Institute of Transport, he did an apprenticeship with British Overseas Air Corporation (BOAC). He then joined Swissair, with whom he was to work for more than 20 years in a variety of positions including sales and telemarketing. His last position was that of Manager - Midlands.

In Gulf Air he was General Manager Offline Europe in London from 1999 2002, General Manager UK, Ireland and Scandinavia also based in London from 1997 1999 and Market Development manager for Europe and America from 1994 1996.

The airline is to launch services to Johannesburg on December 3.

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