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Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. As a pioneering airline in the Middle East region with over sixty years of experience and expertise in flying people across continents, Gulf Air is today one of the most powerful brands to reckon with in the global aviation industry.


The airline currently operates as one of the largest network within the Middle East while providing seamless onward connections to international destinations. The airline's current network stretches from Europe to Asia, connecting more than 50 cities in the world.


Reflecting the needs and aspirations of its customers, Gulf Air strategy focuses on three core areas; a targeted, more focused international network, a superior, more consistent product and a modern, more efficient fleet that will optimize value.


However, Gulf Air's goal remains unchanged; its commitment to the latest aviation technology complemented by its hallmark Arabian hospitality.

 

Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline’s signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers. Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s on-going economic growth.

 

Gulf Air has been the Title Sponsor of the FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX ever since it made history as the first Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East in 2004. In addition, the airline has been Official Carrier of the biennial Bahrain International Airshow since it was first held in 2010.

 

 

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Gulf Air appoints new board; chairman

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier has announced the appointment of a new board of directors chaired by Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani Minister of Industry Commerce and Tourism for the airline. The board also comprises Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa Dr Dawood Nassif Dawood Jameel Ali Al Matrook Essa Mohamed Najibi Jean-Christophe Durand and Jassim Hassan Abdelaal. Speaking on the new appointment... View more

Gulf Air set for to launch new holiday package service

Gulf Air is set to launch its dedicated holidays unit Gulf Air Holidays and has has appointed online travel booking company Ezeego1.com as the back-end service provider. Gulf Air Holidays will offer travellers a wide range of holiday packages and tailor-made travel solutions to destinations worldwide both across the Gulf Air network and beyond. Ahmed Janahi Gulf Air chief commercial officer said: ... View more

Gulf Air’s GCC-wide Falcon Corporate roadshow begins

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has begun a GCC-wide informative roadshow in which airline representatives in the six GCC states will visit corporate entities to share information about the Gulf Air Falcon Corporate Plus and Falcon Corporate Loyalty programmes. Designed exclusively for the corporate traveller the tailored corporate incentive program is aimed at corporates and small and me... View more

Recaro to supply Economy Class seats for Gulf Air's new fleet

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier has appointed German aircraft manufacturer Recaro Aircraft Seating to supply Recaro CL3710 economy class aircraft seats for the airline s 10 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft and 29 Airbus 320/321neo aircraft. The contract which is valued at over 35 million ( 37.3 million) was signed at this year s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. Gulf Air guests rightly expect an ex... View more

Gulf Air launches flight status facility on website

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier in partnership with OAG the leading global provider of digital flight information has launched an online Flight Status Facility on the airline s official website gulfair.com. The new facility provides booked passengers with real-time information on their Gulf Air flights including customised flight trackers destination weather and flight status alerts via email/... View more

Gulf Air to fly daily to Istanbul

September 20, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier will introduce a permanent increase to its Istanbul service with daily flights on the route effective early November. The increase is in direct response to passenge... View more

Takaud plans roadshow for Gulf Air staff

September 13, 2017

Takaud a specialist provider of savings investment and pension solutions for the Mena region will carry out an educational roadshow on retirement planning at national carrier Gulf Air s headquarters f... View more

Takaud plans roadshow for Gulf Air staff

September 13, 2017

Takaud a specialist provider of savings investment and pension solutions for the Mena region will carry out an educational roadshow on retirement planning at national carrier Gulf Air s headquarters f... View more

Gulf Air boosts Moscow service

September 7, 2017

Gulf Air today announced it will increase its Moscow service from four weekly to daily flights with a new operating schedule that will come into effect in the last week of October. The boost in flight... View more

Original 1960’s Gulf Air uniform sketch donated to the airline

August 28, 2017

A signed sketch by the late Joy Stokes designer of Gulf Air s cabin crew uniforms in the 1960s and 1970s was recently donated by her son Michael Stokes to the national carrier. The sketch now appears ... View more

Gulf Air recognises top corporate clients in UAE

August 10, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier recently hosted dinner events for the airline s top corporate clients in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The event was hosted by Gulf Air country manager in Abu Dhabi Mad... View more

Gulf Air hosts travel trade event in Jeddah

August 7, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier recently welcomed key travel trade industry representatives from Jeddah to a dinner event hosted by Gulf Air s country manager in Jeddah Zubair Ahmed Muhammed. At t... View more

Gulf Air appoints new deputy CEO

August 1, 2017

Gulf Air s Board of Directors has appointed Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi as the airline s new deputy chief executive officer. Captain Al Alawi has over 37 years of experience in various aviati... View more

Gulf Air joins Mobily as newest Neqaty Programme Partner

July 30, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has joined Saudi Arabian telecommunications services company Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) as its newest Neqaty program partner. Through this new partnership with G... View more

Gulf Air, Wirecard extend collaboration

July 27, 2017

Gulf Air the national airline of Bahrain has extended its existing collaboration with international payment expert Wirecard. The collaboration between one of the Gulf region s most important airlines ... View more

Gulf Air hosts Dubai travel trade representatives

July 25, 2017

Gulf Air recently hosted key travel trade industry representatives in Dubai at an event that showcased the airline s latest developments and customer-focused initiatives. The event was hosted by Gulf ... View more

Gulf Air recognises top travel agents

July 24, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier recently honoured the airline s top travel trade partners for their contribution performance and continued support in 2016. The carrier presented awards to agents a... View more

Gulf Air highlights latest developments to Abu Dhabi clients

July 12, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier recently showcased the airline s latest developments and customer-focused initiatives at an event hosted for key travel trade representatives in Abu Dhabi. The even... View more

Gulf Air IT Data Centre achieves tier 3 standard compliance

July 10, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier recently celebrated its newly renovated IT Data Centre achieving tier 3 standard compliance classification. As part of the celebration Gulf Air chief executive offi... View more

Gulf Air IT Data Centre achieves tier 3 standard compliance

July 10, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier recently celebrated its newly renovated IT Data Centre achieving tier 3 standard compliance classification. As part of the celebration Gulf Air chief executive offi... View more

Gulf Air names Egypt country manager

July 5, 2017

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has appointed Wael Mattar an aviation industry veteran as its new country manager for Egypt effective this month. Boasting over 23 years experience in aviation Matt... View more

Gulf Air boosts cybersecurity with new solution

July 4, 2017

Gulf Air today revealed a cybersecurity step-change as part of an ongoing campaign to safeguard its operations and deliver industry-leading customer service. Bahrain s national carrier has reinforced ... View more

Gulf Air celebrates debut flight to Georgia

June 22, 2017

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air today (June 22) celebrated the launch of its direct thrice-a-week service to the Georgian capital Tbilisi. A celebratory event took place at Bahrain International A... View more

Gulf Air launches multi-ticket discount scheme

June 19, 2017

Gulf Air has launched a special offer giving Bahrain-based passengers discounts when purchasing multiple tickets (up to a maximum of 5 return trips) under one booking code for travel within three mont... View more

Gulf Air boosts Georgia flights ahead of launch

June 18, 2017

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has announced two additional flights which will be scheduled for the first week of its Georgia operations in advance of the route launch to Tbilisi on June 22nd and d... View more

Gulf Air adopts Microsoft’s Azure Cloud solution

June 13, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has revamped its online customer-experience with the power of Microsoft Azure Cloud. The deployment carried out by Link Development a Microsoft ... View more

Gulf Air adopts Microsoft’s Azure Cloud solution

June 13, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has revamped its online customer-experience with the power of Microsoft Azure Cloud. The deployment carried out by Link Development a Microsoft ... View more

Gulf Air CEO steps down

June 12, 2017

The CEO of Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air Maher Salman Al Musallam has resigned it has emerged. In a brief statement on Sunday the airline announced that the board of directors has accepted the resign... View more

Gulf Air commences annual iftar meal box distribution

June 7, 2017

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air last week commenced its annual Ramadan iftar meal box distribution initiative with members of the airline s workforce. Through this initiate the airline ensures the s... View more

Saudia, Gulf Air too suspend flights to Qatar

June 5, 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) and Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air have joined UAE-based Emirates Etihad Airways and flydubai in suspending all flights to and from Qatar. The move follows span st... View more

Gulf Air suspends Qatar flights

June 5, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier has announced the suspension of its multiple daily service between Bahrain and Doha with effect from 23:59 hrs June 5 local Bahrain time and until further notice. T... View more

Gulf Air promotes destination Georgia to Bahrain travel trade

June 4, 2017

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air recently hosted key members of kingdom s travel trade industry at the Movenpick Hotel Bahrain to announce the launch of flights to Tbilisi on June 22 and promote Geor... View more

Gulf Air chairs AACO emergency response meeting

May 29, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently chaired the annual Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) Emergency Response Planning Steering Committee meeting held in Muscat Oman. The two-day event... View more

Gulf Air board optimistic for future says new chairman

May 25, 2017

Gulf Air s new board is currently assessing and tailoring the Bahrain national carrier s business strategy focusing on the airline s future within the dynamic field of aviation and in line with the ai... View more

Gulf Air appoints new board; chairman

May 19, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier has announced the appointment of a new board of directors chaired by Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani Minister of Industry Commerce and Tourism for the airline. The board... View more

Gulf Air Signlent app wins accolades

May 17, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier was honoured for its support in developing Signlent the first instant messaging mobile application in the region exclusively designed to serve the hard of hearing a... View more

Gulf Air set for to launch new holiday package service

May 9, 2017

Gulf Air is set to launch its dedicated holidays unit Gulf Air Holidays and has has appointed online travel booking company Ezeego1.com as the back-end service provider. Gulf Air Holidays will offer t... View more

Gulf Air renews IOSA certification

May 2, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier has successfully completed the internationally recognised biennial Iata Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Safety Audit Registry until... View more

Gulf Air on track for first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner delivery

April 30, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier is gearing up for the arrival of the airline s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which will be delivered to Gulf Air in April 2018. The new Boeing 787-9 Dreaml... View more

Gulf Air counts down to F1 Bahrain Grand Prix

April 11, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain and Title Sponsor of the 2017 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix today begins its 3-day countdown to this month s Grand Prix weekend from April 14-16 at t... View more

Gulf Air launches flight status facility on website

March 28, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier in partnership with OAG the leading global provider of digital flight information has launched an online Flight Status Facility on the airline s official website gu... View more

Gulf Air rolls out new online group bookings facility

March 20, 2017

Gulf Air has launched an online Group Bookings Facility on the its official website gulfair.com. The group bookings facility is available to both travellers and travel agents wishing to avail of prefe... View more

Gulf Air awarded seven IT iso certifications

March 15, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier was recently awarded Information Technology ISO certifications by Bureau Veritas a global leader in Testing Inspection and Certification (TIC) in seven areas. The r... View more

Al Salam Bank inks exclusive deal with Gulf Air

March 11, 2017

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain a pioneering Shari a-compliant bank in the Kingdom said it has signed an agreement with national carrier Gulf Air offering its Visa debit and credit cardholders the opportunity t... View more

Al Salam Bank inks exclusive deal with Gulf Air

March 11, 2017

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain a pioneering Shari a-compliant bank in the Kingdom said it has signed an agreement with national carrier Gulf Air offering its Visa debit and credit cardholders the opportunity t... View more

Gulf Air expands its prepaid offering

March 9, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier has expanded its bundle of prepaid services to offer customers prepaid seat selection excess baggage and lounge access. Passengers can now purchase these services i... View more

Gulf Air participates in Saudi Aramco travel show

March 2, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has once again successfully participated in the recent 2017 Saudi Aramco Annual Travel Show held between February 20 and 23 at Saudi Aramco s worldwide headqua... View more

Gulf Air participates in Saudi Aramco travel show

March 2, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has once again successfully participated in the recent 2017 Saudi Aramco Annual Travel Show held between February 20 and 23 at Saudi Aramco s worldwide headqua... View more

Gulf Air flies GCC media to Greece

February 27, 2017

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has joined forces with Aktina Travel Group a leading travel organisation in Greece in taking select GCC media members from Bahrain Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to the Gr... View more

Gulf Air launches new amenity kits for premium passengers

February 22, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier continues to enhance onboard services with the launch of new branded amenity kits for the airline s premium Falcon Gold passengers onboard all medium and long haul ... View more

Gulf Air slashes fares to Tbilisi, Georgia

February 12, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has launched an Early Bird promotion offering 25 per cent off on Economy and Falcon Gold fares booked during the month of February to and from Tbilisi. In adva... View more

Gulf Air signs technology agreement with Sabre

February 9, 2017

Sabre Corporation a global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry has signed an agreement with Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air to provide an expanded portfolio of core passenger serv... View more

Gulf Air to operate more Istanbul flights

February 1, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain is set to increase its Istanbul service to six weekly flights from April reported the Gulf Daily News our sister publication. To read further please visit GDNo... View more

Gulf Air Cairo operations move to T2 at Egypt airport

January 16, 2017

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has moved its Cairo operations to Terminal 2 at Cairo International Airport. From this date all Gulf Air flights between Bahrain and Cairo a total of two scheduled ... View more

Gulf Air backs Shop Bahrain festival

January 10, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced its strategic partnership with the third edition of Shop Bahrain the kingdom s largest nationwide festival that aims to stimulate the national ec... View more

Gulf Air, BIBF sign training deal

December 26, 2016

The Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier for cooperation between the two entities in the area of human reso... View more

Gulf Air picks Dell solution to back data growth

December 20, 2016

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has selected Dell EMC s market-leading Data Domain and Data Protection Suite solutions to create a highly scalable protection and availability foundation for s... View more

Gulf Air rolls out Colombo schedule

December 4, 2016

Gulf Air Bahrains national carrier has rolled out its Colombo flight timetable following a recent announcement of the addition of the Sri Lankan capital to its destination network. According to the ne... View more

Gulf Air celebrates Bahraini Women’s Day

December 1, 2016

Gulf Air in partnership with the National Labour Union of Gulf Air (NLUGF) today celebrated Bahraini Women s Day with a special event at the airline s Muharraq headquarters. The event occurred alongsi... View more

Earn Gulf Air Falconflyer miles with Al Salam Bank visa credit cards

November 22, 2016

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain has entered into a partnership with Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air allowing the bank s visa credit cardholders to earn miles on their everyday purchases that can directly be r... View more

Gulf Air IT chief wins top innovator award

November 20, 2016

Dr Jassim Haji director of IT at Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has received an achievement award at CPI Group s annual ICT achievements awards 2016. The award recognises regional excellence in I... View more

Gulf Air increases Hyderabad flights

November 16, 2016

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has increased direct flights to the south Indian city of Hyderabad from seven to nine every week reported the Gulf Daily News our sister publication. To read furthe... View more

Gulf Air wins three IT awards

November 7, 2016

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently took home three awards for its Information Technology achievements. The airline received the Technology Innovation of the Year at the Aviation Busines... View more

Gulf Air increases direct Sialkot service

November 2, 2016

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air is set to increase its direct service to Sialkot Pakistan from two to four weekly flights beginning in December. Commenting on the upcoming increase Gulf Air chief co... View more

Gulf Air conducts training course for country managers

November 1, 2016

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air recently commenced a five-month training course for the airline s global network of representatives. The initiative brings Gulf Air country managers to Bahrain to tak... View more

Gulf Air, Swissport ink ground handling services contract

October 25, 2016

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has signed a ground handling services contract with Swissport Saudi Arabia a subsidiary of Swissport International a leading provider of ground and air cargo services... View more

Gulf Air focuses on guest comfort

January 1, 2016

Gulf Air has become the first airline in the Middle East to offer its passengers BBC Worldwide s three newest brands - BBC Brit BBC Earth and BBC First as part of its inflight entertainment. The new s... View more

Gulf Air passes with flying colours

October 16, 2014

WITH the delivery of the last of the six retrofitted A330s in its fleet last month (scheduled for mid-October) Gulf Air has completed the first stage of an ongoing initiative to ensure customer comfor... View more

Gulf Air cares for customers

August 25, 2014

GULF AIR recently participated in the fifth summit between the Worldwide Airline Customer Relations Association (Wacra) and the Passenger Rights Unit of the European Commission in Brussels. Gulf Air a... View more

Gulf Air receives first retrofitted A330 jet

July 24, 2014

GULF AIR last month received its first retrofitted A330 aircraft at Bahrain International Airport which arrived from Canada. The plane is newly configured for a total of 214 seats in a two-class confi... View more

Gulf Air flies high at air show

January 26, 2014

THE third Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) concluded recently proved highly successful for Bahrain s national airline Gulf Air having signed a number of agreements with a combined value of more th... View more

Gulf Air increases flights to Pakistan

October 24, 2013

GULF AIR Bahrain s national carrier has announced that it will increase its flights between Bahrain and Pakistan by 30 per cent from 14 to 21 flights per week to accommodate increasing passenger deman... View more

Gulf Air lounge promises a more restful experience

April 28, 2013

PREMIUM passengers are stepping on to their flights refreshed and ready for the journey thanks to the sleep-easy luxury lounge experience at Bahrain International Airport (BIA). The Gulf Air Falcon Go... View more

Gulf Air makes progress

March 17, 2013

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air which announced a restructuring strategy last December spearheaded jointly by the airline s Board of Directors led by its chairman Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khal... View more

Gulf Air lays out new strategy

January 27, 2013

FOLLOWING the appointment of a new Board of Directors in November last year led by Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa deputy prime minister the Executive Restructuring Committee and the Gulf Air man... View more

New Gulf Air Falcon Gold Lounge, a place of serenity

December 24, 2012

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air s Falcon Gold Lounge at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) seamlessly integrates contemporary design and architecture with Arabic influences. The fully renovated l... View more

Gulf Air goes flat out to pamper passengers

October 22, 2012

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air has introduced fully-flat-bed seats on its new A321 aircraft business class as part of plan to boost its product offerings. Each A321 aircraft will have eight such ... View more

Gulf Air records a positive first half

September 29, 2012

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain posted significant improvements in its 2012 half yearly performance against the same period last year across its business operations indicating ... View more

Gulf Air brings forward its winter schedule

August 26, 2012

ENCOURAGED by the strong passenger growth witnessed across the network during the summer 12 season Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air brought forward its winter schedule beginning September 10 2012. ... View more

Gulf Air resumes flights to Iran and Iraq

August 26, 2012

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air will resume its services to Iran and Iraq from 20 September 2012 following the Bahrain Government s approval. Flights to Baghdad Erbil Najaf and Basra in Iraq and T... View more

Gulf Air boosts on-board television shows

June 26, 2012

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain announced the introduction of nine new international television channels on SkyHub its world first inflight entertainment suite. Since July 1 th... View more

Gulf Air places focus on IT development

March 25, 2012

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain was recognised for its achievements in information technology at the CIO 50 Awards and Forum 2012 and was amongst the top 50 organisations and t... View more

Gulf Air strengthens Saudi operations

February 27, 2012

GULF AIR has added 11 extra flights to its existing flights to Saudi Arabia s Jeddah and Riyadh to meet the increasing passenger demand. The airline will operate four extra flights to Jeddah increasin... View more

Gulf Air expands Saudi services

November 22, 2011

GULF Air has expanded its operations into Saudi Arabia with services to three more destinations Gassim Yanbu and Taif taking the total number of cities in the kingdom it serves to seven. Services to T... View more

Gulf Air renews reservations agreement with Sabre

November 22, 2011

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air has renewed its contract with Sabre Airline Solutions the airline s long time business partner providing passenger service solutions for a new reservations system s... View more

Gulf Air Cabin Crew wins ‘Inflight Sales Person of the Year’ award again

November 22, 2011

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air was honored with a Sliver award at the Inflight Sales Person of the Year event (ISPY 2011) held recently in London. Helen Friberg Gulf Air cabin services manager re... View more

Gulf Air launches live in-flight TV service

October 26, 2011

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air has become the first airline in the world to offer live in-flight TV service besides high-speed broadband and mobile phone services onboard. At the official launch ... View more

Gulf Air participates in ASU Careers Day

October 26, 2011

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain participated in a Careers Day exhibition organized by the Applied Science University (ASU) in Juffair recently. Many ASU students faculty and ad... View more

Gulf Air introduces cloud computing

September 1, 2011

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air has launched cloud computing to boost its business performance and customer services. The adoption of cloud computing a first for the kingdom enables Gulf Air to ta... View more

Gulf Air receives international safety audit certification

September 1, 2011

Gulf Air has officially received its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In May this year Gulf Air renewed its place on the IOSA R... View more

Gulf Air unveils new commercial initiatives

July 28, 2011

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air has unveiled a host of new commercial initiatives aimed at bolstering the kingdom increasing market share and making local people proud of their airline. The compan... View more

Gulf Air changes Beirut flight schedule

July 28, 2011

BAHRAINI national carrier Gulf Air which operates daily flights between Bahrain and Beirut has changed its flight schedule due to popular demand from its customers. Effective July14 there is now one d... View more

Gulf Air hosts seminar for local travel agents

July 28, 2011

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air held a seminar at the Gulf Hotel for local travel agents to discuss the airline s new commercial initiatives and identify ways to boost cooperation between both par... View more

Gulf Air launches summer bonanza campaign to celebrate Bahrain Summer Festival

June 29, 2011

BAHRAINI national carrier Gulf Air launched a new summer bonanza campaign in association with the Ministry of Culture to celebrate the Bahrain Summer Festival running from July 1 to 31 2011. The campa... View more

Gulf Air donates to Children & Mothers Welfare Society

June 29, 2011

Gulf Air recently donated various items to the Children & Mothers Welfare Society. Seen here Shaikha Hind bin Salman chairman of the society Suzan Younis manager events for Gulf Air and Maysa Moh d Am... View more

Gulf Air celebrates World Environment Day

June 5, 2011

Staff and management of Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain came together to celebrate World Environment Day with more than 500 saplings being planted at the company s headquarters in Muharraq to... View more

Gulf Air begins services to Milan and Geneva

April 24, 2011

GULF Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently began services to the Italian city of Milan and Geneva its first destination in Switzerland. Airline CEO Samer Majali said: By launching services to M... View more

Gulf Air unveils ‘Falcon Gold’ lounge in London

March 29, 2011

GULF Air has opened a new premium Falcon Gold lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4. The expansive 6 500 sq ft facility is one of the largest in the terminal and seamlessly combines contemporary design... View more

Gulf Air joins Tamkeen’s Career Progression Programme

March 29, 2011

Following the success of the first phase of Tamkeen s Career Progression Programme in 2010 national carrier Gulf Air has joined the second phase in its continued support to strengthen human capital de... View more

Gulf Air looks to the future with renewed spirit

March 13, 2011

GULF AIR the national carrier of Bahrain celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2010 having grown to become one of most recognisable and respectable brands in the aviation industry. With a fleet of 32 air... View more

Gulf Air embracing the future

December 30, 2010

GULF AIR the national carrier of Bahrain celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2010. Following a difficult few years the airline announced a new business strategy in November 2009 focusing on four core a... View more

Gulf Air signs training agreement

December 30, 2010

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air and Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) the kingdom s only approved aviation training provider have signed a comprehensive training agreement marking a major milestone in t... View more

Gulf Air meeting the challenge

November 28, 2010

I LEARNED the meaning of the proverbial on cloud nine during a recent Gulf Air premium-class flight to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. In my view the psychological effects of jetlag can begin ahead of any long... View more

Gulf Air heading back to black by 2012

October 28, 2010

GULF Air Bahrain s national carrier is on course to achieve break even in 2012 as its new strategy bears fruit. The revenues are increasing losses are coming down and there is considerable confidence ... View more

Gulf Air returns to Sri Lanka

October 28, 2010

GULF AIR the national carrier of Bahrain has made a re-entry into Sri Lankan skies after a lapse of five years. The airline now flies five times a week between Bahrain and Colombo. The inaugural fligh... View more

Gulf Air flies into maiden skies

August 29, 2010

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air is heading for new destinations not currently served by other Gulf carriers demonstrating its strategy to identify and reach niche and under-served markets and crea... View more

Gulf Air launches Alexandria service

June 23, 2010

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air held a ribbon-cutting event at Bahrain International Airport to mark its inaugural flight to its newest destination Alexandria in Egypt. CEO Samer Majali greeted pa... View more

Gulf Air chief executive re-elected to IATA board

May 25, 2010

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air s CEO Samer Majali has been re-elected for a second term as a member of the board of governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) - the global airl... View more

Gulf Air on the road to recovery

April 29, 2010

Celebrating the airline s 60th anniversary Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air presented its board of directors a report of significantly improved performance across several areas for the start of 2010.... View more

Gulf Air adds capacity and frequencies

April 29, 2010

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain will be launching services to two new destinations Alexandria and Aleppo from June 2010. Services to the Egyptian city of Alexandria will start on June 2 with ... View more

Gulf Air launches premium service

February 28, 2010

On March 1 Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain launched Falcon Gold a new premium-cabin travel experience offering the very best elements of Gulf Air s first class for the price of... View more

Gulf Air introduces web check-in service

January 30, 2010

GULF Air the national carrier of Bahrain has launched web check-in and advanced seat selection as part of its continuous efforts to enhance the travelling experience of its passengers. Gulf Air passen... View more

New Challenges for 2010 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

January 30, 2010

THE 2010 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will be kicking off the 60th anniversary season of the FIA Formula One World Championship with a brand new track layout as it extends its existing 5.412km circuit ... View more

Challenging times for Gulf Air

December 29, 2009

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air is facing a tough year in 2010 as it implements changes to stave off rising debts. Late last year recently appointed CEO Samer Majali said: Gulf Air is currently ge... View more

Gulf Air announces major changes in ‘last chance’ bid for break-even

December 27, 2009

BAHRAIN S loss-making national flag carrier has announced a raft of changes to its routes fleet and staffing levels in a bid to avoid the multi-billion-dollar losses it is projected to make in the com... View more

Gulf Air launches second Iraq destination

November 2, 2009

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has stepped up its services to Iraq with daily services to Najaf. The arrival of the maiden flight into the Holy City took the number of destinations Gulf Air serve... View more

New routes could be answer for Gulf Air

October 1, 2009

BAHRAIN S national carrier Gulf Air has taken hits from the high oil prices global downturn and regional competition. It has seen three chief executives attempt to turn its operations around since 200... View more

Gulf Air integral part of Bahrain’s growth

March 30, 2009

GULF AIR the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain plans to renew its fleet and take delivery of four Boeing 777 four A330 and five A320 aircraft this year. The airline believes this is the right... View more

Gulf Air to lease four Boeing 777’s

March 2, 2009

GULF Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain last month signed an agreement to lease four new Boeing 777 ER aircraft. Three of the new aircraft will join the airline this month while the fo... View more

Gulf Air sponsors BECA events

July 22, 2008

Gulf Air and Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) announced that Gulf Air will be the official carrier for all events organised by BECA in Bahrain and abroad. Gulf Air chief executive offi... View more

Gulf Air and MEEM join forces again at BITE 2008

April 28, 2008

GULF Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Magnum Events and Exhibitions Management (MEEM) have joined forces once again for the Bahrain International Travel Expo. The sponsorship agr... View more

Gulf Air looks to the future

November 1, 2007

GULF Air is gearing up for the future as the company s board of directors is formulating the way forward strategy for the airline. We want Bahrain s flag carrier to be the airline of choice and we are... View more

Gulf Air plans to sell shares next year

August 29, 2007

Gulf Air is planning to offer a part of its shares for subscription next year. The airline will allow private institutions including Gulf companies to buy shares a report said. With the government s s... View more

Gulf Air revamps its flight schedule on ‘wave’ model

July 30, 2007

Gulf Air has introduced a totally revamped flight schedule. The new network based on a wave model offers as many as 588 flights every week in the Middle East with more non-stop flights than any other ... View more

Bahrain vows profitable Gulf Air

June 4, 2007

Gulf Air could be back in profit in under two years predicted Bahrain s Deputy King. Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa was speaking after meeting top officials at the airline s Muharraq headquarters.... View more

$825m in fresh money to revive Gulf Air

April 24, 2007

Loss-making Gulf Air owned by Bahrain and Oman will focus on better serving the Middle East and prune loss-making long-haul services from its network as part of a 825 million revival and restructuring... View more

Gulf Air launches day packages

April 15, 2007

Gulf Air has rolled out day packages for motorsport fans keen to get a ringside view of the action at this year s Grand Prix in Bahrain set to take place on April 13 14 and 15. The package begins at D... View more

Gulf Air makes $770m contribution to GDP

April 15, 2007

Gulf Air contributes 770 million every year to Bahrain s Gross Domestic Product and carries around 1.1 million tourists it has been reported. Bahrain s exports on Gulf Air cargo jets also top 4 100 to... View more

Record numbers for Gulf Air

October 31, 2006

GULF Air is celebrating an all-time high in passenger numbers out of its two main hubs Bahrain and Oman post the introduction of a two-hub strategy. Figures soared by 31 per cent to 4.7 million passen... View more

Gulf Air joint venture for Kanoo, Dadabhai

April 3, 2006

GULF Air has signed a joint venture agreement with Bahrain s leading travel and tourism operating companies Kanoo Travel and Dadabhai Travel to set up a Destination Management Company. The new venture... View more

Gulf Air offers innovative packages

March 6, 2006

GULF Air s one-day package to watch the final race of the 2006 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix on March 12 has become very popular and is selling out fast said a spokesman. Each package includes return ec... View more

Gulf Air funding talks near complete

March 6, 2006

GULF Air has announced that funding in the region of 900 million for the first phase of its fleet upgrade replacement and growth programme is expected to be in place by May this year. The decision to ... View more

Gulf Air extends e-ticket network

February 11, 2006

GULF Air has extended its recently-introduced e-ticketing facility to cover more destinations. Now passengers travelling Abu Dhabi-London Abu Dhabi-Bahrain-Singapore-Sydney Abu Dhabi-Muscat Muscat-Lon... View more

Gulf Air Holidays offers unforgettable package for Grand Prix 2006

January 4, 2006

Formula One fans are in for a real treat once again! Gulf Air Holidays the tour operating division of Gulf Air has drawn up a range of exciting one-day packages for the upcoming Gulf Air Bahrain Grand... View more

Gulf Air launches new kiddies treat

January 4, 2006

Gulf Air is to launch new menus specially designed for children on all its flights. The new kiddies treat will come in brightly coloured boxes. Each box will be like a treasure trove of pint-size deli... View more

Abu Dhabi withdraws from Gulf Air; Oman, Bahrain to stay

September 26, 2005

Gulf Air confirmed that one of its partners the UAE emirate of Abu Dhabi will withdraw its shareholding in the airline. However the two remaining partners Oman and Bahrain have vowed continued support... View more

Gulf Air to return to Johannesburg

August 29, 2005

Gulf Air will be returning to South Africa after an absence of more than eight years. The airline will be recommencing non-stop flights between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Johannesburg from December 2 ... View more

Gulf Air takes luxury to new heights

August 4, 2005

Inspired by its legendary Five-star Tri-Star service of the late 1970 s and 80 s Gulf Air is set to re-create the golden-age of travel following the recent launch of completely new seating furnishing ... View more

Gulf Air sky nannies come down to earth!

August 4, 2005

Gulf Air s highly acclaimed and world exclusive Sky Nanny service is being extended from the air to the ground with a nanny now available in the airline s award winning First and Business Class Lounge... View more

Gulf Air, Middle East Airlines in codeshare

July 5, 2005

Gulf Air and Middle East Airlines (MEA) have concluded a codeshare agreement which has been put into effect and was signed by Gulf Air vice-president Network Fareed Al Alawi and MEA head of commercial... View more

Gulf Air recreates golden age

April 30, 2005

INSPIRED by the legacy of Gulf Air s Five-star Tri-Star service of the late 1970 s and 80 s Gulf Air is re-creating the golden age of travel with a complete redesign of the First and Business Class ca... View more

Gulf Air redefines service

March 5, 2005

After introducing many ground-breaking and award-winning new services for its premium travellers including Sky Chefs in First Class new menus new departure and arrivals lounges across the network and ... View more

Gulf Air passenger numbers rise

February 7, 2005

Gulf Air has announced that the year 2004 was another record year for the airline in terms of the number of passengers it carried. As many as 7 484 470 revenue passengers flew on the Gulf Air network ... View more

Investment in the Gulf Air brand will continue

January 4, 2005

What is Gulf Air s plan for 2005? Expansion will follow the outline for the last year of Project Falcon our three-year strategic recovery plan. However because we operate on a strictly commercial plat... View more

Gulf Air enters code share with KLM

January 4, 2005

GULF Air has entered into a code sharing agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from December 6 2004. The agreement will offer customers more choice for travel between Europe the Middle East and Indi... View more

Gulf Air reports strong performance

December 4, 2004

SPEAKING at the opening of World Travel Market in London Gulf Air president and CEO James Hogan reported that despite high fuel costs the airline was in good shape following strong growth in traffic a... View more

Gulf Air offers an Indian experience

November 8, 2004

GULF Air has launched the 72-page Indian Experience brochure providing flexible leisure travel packages covering more than 20 destinations across the country. Gulf Air said it is the first Middle East... View more

Gulf Air, SCB ink $65m deal

September 15, 2004

Gulf Air and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) have signed a syndicated loan agreement for the provision of 65 million. The amount will finance continued investments as part of the airline s three-year re... View more

Gulf Air ‘most improved airline’

July 8, 2004

GULF Air has been named winner of the Excellence in Quality Improvement category of the 2004 Skytrax Airline Excellence Awards the world s largest survey of passenger attitudes towards airlines. Skytr... View more

Gulf Air is all set to fly high at ATM

April 29, 2004

GULF Air which is in the second year of a three-year strategic recovery programme will highlight its products and services at the ATM. Under the theme One Year On Gulf Air will showcase the milestones... View more

New Year boost for Gulf Air

February 8, 2004

Gulf Air received one of the best possible indicators that it was on the road to recovery with the revelation that more than six million revenue passengers had flown with the airline in 2003. This was... View more

Gulf Air is back on its feet and flying high

December 3, 2003

Gulf Air is back in good shape and is set to stay that way according to the airline s president and chief executive James Hogan. Speaking at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London last month Hogan sa... View more

Gulf Air passenger figures rising

August 9, 2003

The third quarter of this year has started with soaring passenger figures on Gulf Air flights across the network the airline announced. Following a record yield in June figures for July indicate doubl... View more

Gulf Air plans flights to Cochin

June 7, 2003

Gulf Air has announced its intention to commence flights to Cochin from July 1 2003. Gulf Air is in the final stages of completing formalities to operate four flights each week between Abu Dhabi and C... View more

Gulf Air goes for gold in on-going restructuring

May 3, 2003

Gulf Air the national airline of Bahrain Oman and the UAE has unveiled its new corporate identity. Commenting on the new corporate identity Abdulla Hassan Saif Minister of Finance and National Economy... View more

Gulf Air boosts services wing

September 7, 2002

Gulf Air has announced two new senior appointments in its customer services division. Reporting directly to the head of customer services at Gulf Air the new managers will coordinate the airline s reg... View more

Gulf Air to offer five-star taste for first class passengers

September 7, 2002

Gulf Air has unveiled plans to introduce qualified five-star chefs onboard flights for its First Class service. This will give customers the choice quality and individual attention associated with fiv... View more

Gulf Air cost-cutting nets $30m

March 6, 2002

Gulf Air achieved marked improvement in its operational performance last year resulting in cost savings of BD11.3 million ( 30 million) despite difficult circumstances in the last quarter a top offici... View more

Gulf Air committed to 'care in the air'

November 8, 2001

It is not enough to fly the best - a priority has to be to make customers want to fly with the best says Bahrain-headquartered Gulf Air. With this in view the airline has set new targets for itself mo... View more

Gulf Air, Emirates axe flights as demand falls

October 6, 2001

Two major regional airlines have announced sharp cuts in their flight schedules following last month s terror attacks in the US. The decision by Gulf Air and UAE based Emirates to scale down their ope... View more

Gulf Air honours top 12 travel agents in Abu Dhabi

June 27, 2001

Gulf Air has honoured its top 12 travel agents in Abu Dhabi in recognition for their services and support. The awards were presented during visits to the respective travel agencies offices by Gulf Air... View more

Gulf Air launches new Care In The Air Code

June 27, 2001

Gulf Air has launched a number of initiatives recently to enhance passenger service and safety including a new Care In The Air Code. The code was launched at the end of intensive training of the airli... View more

Air Malta woos Gulf travellers

April 29, 2001

A NEW summer holiday programme to be launched by Air Malta at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai aims to promote Malta as a unique travel destination for Gulf residents. Air Malta which will be at the... View more

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