Gulf Air appointed to SITA Council
06/08/2014 9:42 am EDT

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Following a nomination by the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO), Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has recently taken on the post of MENA representative on the SITA Council, with Dr. Jassim Haji, Gulf Air’s Director of Information Technology, occupying that seat.

Commenting on the airline’s latest achievement, Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maher Salman AlMusallam said, “It’s an honor for Gulf Air to occupy a seat with the foremost IT and communications representative body for the air transport industry, and I would like to express my deepest gratitude to AACO for nominating Gulf Air and to SITA’s members for accepting it. Gulf Air is proud to be given this opportunity to participate 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 endeavors.”

Dr. Jassim Haji, Gulf Air’s Director of Information Technology, said, “As technology becomes an increasingly important part of people’s travel experience, Gulf Air’s steadfast commitment to implementing the latest IT enhancements has reaped many benefits for both the airline and its customers. Participating in the SITA Council will give us the opportunity to embark on a wider spectrum of Information Technology innovations which can only bring about greater benefit to all.”

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 twelve Information Technology awards over the past three years.

SITA is the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions and has been offering services for the past 65 years to over 450 members, including airlines, airports and air freight carriers, with Gulf Air being one of its members for over 40 years. The SITA Council is composed of 32 members who represent airlines from different regions of the world and other organizations from the air transport industry.

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