Gulf Air appoints new CEO

Published: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today announced the appointment of Mr. Krešimir Kučko as the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, effective 12th November 2017.

Mr. Kučko brings a wealth of international aviation experience to his new position at Gulf Air, having held roles in the airline industry for the past 25 years. He joins the airline’s recently appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi, at a significant time in the airline’s history as it prepares to receive a new fleet consisting of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft due for delivery commencing in early 2018. The modern fleet will herald a new era for Gulf Air as it continues to enhance its product and service offering.

Mr. Kučko previously served as Croatia Airlines President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a member of several highly ranked associations; such as the Croatian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, as well as SKAL Club Zurich, BAR Swiss and Benelux, Star Alliance, CSC in Belgium and CSC in the Netherlands, where he was voted Vice-Chairman in 2012 and appointed Chairman for 2013.