Gulf Air official to represent Mena in council
Manama, August 6, 2014
Gulf Air's director of information technology (IT) Dr Jassim Haji has assumed the role of the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) representative on the SITA Council.
This follows a nomination by the Arab Air Carriers Organisation in favour of Bahrain's national carrier, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
"It's an honour for Gulf Air to occupy a seat with the foremost IT and communications representative body for the air transport industry," Gulf Air's acting chief executive Maher Salman Al Musallam said.
"We are proud to be given this opportunity to take part in the SITA Council and play a role in representing our region on a global platform.
"SITA plays a critical role in the aviation industry operations and it is our pleasure to support its endeavours," he added.
Dr Haji said a steadfast commitment to implement the latest IT enhancements has reaped many benefits for both the airline and its customers.
"As technology becomes an increasingly important part of people's travel experience, taking part in the SITA Council will give us the opportunity to embark on a wider spectrum of innovations which can only bring about greater benefit to all," he added.
Gulf Air has pioneered various IT initiatives and innovations in the region, including private cloud computing, "Big Data", ISO certifications, and has won a total of 12 IT awards over the past three years.
SITA is a leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. It has been offering services for the past 65 years to more than 450 members, including airlines, airports and air freight carriers, with Gulf Air being one of its members for over 40 years.
The SITA Council comprises 32 members who represent airlines from different regions of the world and other organisations from the air transport industry. - TradeArabia News Service