Bahrain carrier Gulf Air has appointed Vincent Coste as the airline’s new chief commercial officer (CCO) – effective from this month.
He has a wealth of aviation business experience, and spent 25 years in various commercial roles with airlines in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa and was welcomed into the role by the airline’s chief executive officer, Krešimir Kučko (both pictured above).
Coste joins Gulf Air from his recent post as CCO in Kenya Airways where he spent the last two years stimulating the commercial operations of the airline and establishing a new business model focused on enhanced commercial benefits.
He joins Gulf Air at a significant time in the airline’s history as it has adopted a new brand, livery, fleet, uniform, destinations and strategy.
By end of 2018, the airline will receive five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and one Airbus A320neo aircraft in total. Last summer, Gulf Air launched direct flights to new destinations with flights to Bangalore in India, Alexandria and Sharm El Shaikh in Egypt, Casablanca in Morocco and Baku in Azerbaijan.