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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 awards ST Aerospace component support deal

November 20, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier today announced that it has awarded a 15-year contract for Boeing 787 aircraft component support to Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) the aerospace ar... View more

New insurance for shipowners launched

November 20, 2017

The Hong Kong China War Risk Syndicate (HKCWRS) a new marine insurance facility was launched today (November 20) with the aim of protecting Chinese and Asian ship owners from the risks of war and rela... View more

Gulf Air, Safran partner on landing systems

November 15, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain and Safran a systems provider in the aerospace industry have signed an agreement to equip the airline s new incoming fleet of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 1... View more

Gulf Air selects Honeywell’s APUs for new planes

November 14, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier has signed an agreement with Honeywell for the purchase Honeywell Auxiliary Power Units for its new incoming fleet of 29 Airbus 320/321neo aircraft. Under the agree... View more

Gulf Air inks aircraft leasing pact with DAE

November 13, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) have signed an aircraft lease agreement for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft that are scheduled to enter the Gulf carrier ... View more

Gulf Air appoints new CEO

November 13, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier today announced the appointment of Krešimir Kučko as the chief executive officer of the airline effective November 12. Zayed Bin Rashid Alzayani chairman of Gulf Ai... View more

Gulf Air, CFM sign a $1.9bn engine and services deal

November 12, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier and CFM International have signed an agreement for the purchase of 58 LEAP-1A engines to power 17 Airbus A321neo and 12 A320neo aircraft and an additional seven spa... View more

Gulf Air honours top UK travel agent

November 10, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain presented an award to UK-based Skylord Travel honouring the firm for Best Growth in Sales for delivering the highest growth in leisure sales (up 53 per cent ye... View more

Gulf Air launches new holidays unit

October 31, 2017

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier has launched its most highly anticipated initiatives Gulf Air Holidays offering travellers a wide range of holiday packages and tailor-made travel solutions to dest... View more

RAK DED launch affordable health insurance

October 20, 2017

Ras Al-Khaimah s Department of Economic Development (DED) has launched an online health portal for the emirate called Sehteq or Your Health . Sehteq offers optional and affordable health insurance cov... View more

Travel agents should invest in mobile technology - study

October 17, 2017

Mobile technology is the way forward for travel agents as recent studies show within the next five years 70-80 per cent of travel searches will be made via mobile phones and close to 80 per cent of th... View more

Gulf Air showcases Bahrain to Russian media

October 17, 2017

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain gave a number of Russian lifestyle and travel media representatives the opportunity to visit and explore Bahrain with a familiarization trip jointly hosted wit... View more

Etihad to trial new 'hand baggage only' fare option

October 17, 2017

Etihad Airways will launch a new Hand Baggage Only fare option on two key routes this winter season for bookings between October 18 to December 18 allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in Econom... View more

Oman Qatar Insurance IPO oversubscribed

October 14, 2017

Oman Qatar Insurance Company said its initial public offering (IPO) has been oversubscribed 1.4 times mainly driven by a strong demand from both retail and institutional investors. A subsidiary of Qat... View more

Gulf Air inks codeshare deal with Turkish Airlines

September 30, 2017

Bahrain s national airline Gulf Air said it has entered into a codeshare agreement with flag carrier Turkish Airlines effective from November 1. The agreement will expand the travel opportunities for ... View more

Japan to roll out new 'baggage-free travel' service

September 28, 2017

Japan s largest travel agency JTB has teamed up with tech company Panasonic and courier service Yamato to create a new Luggage-Free Travel service . The aim of such a service is to help make travel in... View more

Gulf Air celebrates World Tourism Day

September 27, 2017

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air today celebrated World Tourism Day in collaboration with the University of Bahrain. Recognising distinguished students of the University s Media Tourism and Arts Divi... View more

German media take off with Gulf Air to Colombo

September 26, 2017

German media representatives were recently invited to visit the Sri Lankan capital city of Colombo as part of a collaboration between Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier and Onyx Hospitality Group a l... View more

Qatar Insurance Company unit's IPO 'a big draw'

September 23, 2017

OQIC a premier insurer in Oman is offering 25 million offer shares at an offer price of 160 baisa per offer share (comprising a nominal value of Bzs 100 per offer share premium of Bzs 58 per offer sha... 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

AIG unveils first Islamic M&A insurance policy in Mena

September 16, 2017

American International Group advised by global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has placed the first Shariah-compliant insurance policy in the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena) for merger and a... 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

New health insurance plan for Dubai residents launched

September 10, 2017

Global insurance broker Pacific Prime has announced it has partnered with Orient Insurance Allianz Worldwide Care to help deliver a new international insurance solution for individuals in Dubai. The p... 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

Bahrain medical insurance grows 19pc in 2016

August 22, 2017

Bahrain s medical insurance led the sector growth at 19 per cent in 2016 reaching BD62.11 million ( 163 million) from BD52.20 million in 2015 representing almost 23 per cent of the total premiums duri... View more

Oman Airports to enforce new baggage rules

August 21, 2017

Effective September 1 passengers will no longer be allowed to check in round and irregular shaped luggage such as items wrapped in blankets linen or tied with rope at Muscat International Salalah and ... View more

UAE listed insurance firms post $208m profit in H1

August 18, 2017

Net profits of 28 insurance companies listed at Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and Dubai Financial Market (DFM) surged 34.2 per cent during the first half (H1) of the year to Dh764 million ( 208 ... 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

GCC Islamic insurance growth slows to 1pc in 2016

August 3, 2017

Following years of annual growth in gross premiums of up to 20 per cent in the Islamic insurance sector in the GCC growth slowed significantly to less than 1 per cent in 2016 said S&P Global Ratings i... 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

Iata, Airlines for America launch baggage tracking campaign

July 20, 2017

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) and Airlines for America (A4A) have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking. The campaing aims to reduce mishandled bags in ... View more

Cathay treats ME travel agents to a Korean Fam trip

July 17, 2017

Cathay Pacific has partnered with the Korea Tourism Organisation to offer travel agents from across the Middle East the opportunity to explore South Korea s culture history and attractions. Cathay Pac... View more

Ooredoo partners with Oman social insurance authority

July 13, 2017

Ooredoo a leading telecom services operator in Oman has signed an agreement with the Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) to boost exchange of knowledge through training programmes. The Ooredo... 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

Adnic wins 'Best Insurance Company' award

July 9, 2017

Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (Adnic) one of the leading regional multi-line insurance providers for corporates and individuals has been adjudged as the Best Insurance Company at the Banker Mid... 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

Oman Air extends Ramadan Baggage offer

July 5, 2017

National carrier Oman Air has announced that its baggage offer introduced for the holy month of Ramadan is now here to stay. Due to the positive response of this offer guests travelling in economy cla... 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

A M Best upgrades credit ratings of Dubai Insurance

June 27, 2017

A M Best a top insurance rating and information source has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from B (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to a- from bbb of Dubai Insuran... 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 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

Tawuniya rolls out insurance programme for SMEs

June 6, 2017

Saudi-based Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya) a joint stock company has launched an insurance programme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of supporting the national econo... 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

New GM named for Al Ahlia Insurance Company

June 3, 2017

Al Ahlia Insurance Company a subsidiary of Solidarity Group Holding has announced the appointment of Jawad Mohammed as its general manager. Prior to Joining Al Ahlia Mohammed was the general manager o... 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

Oman Air launches new Ramadan baggage offer

May 27, 2017

National carrier Oman Air has announced a special baggage offer for Ramadan under which travellers in economy classes will be able to travel with two bags (weighing up to 30kg in total) for no extra c... 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

Oman Air offers extra legroom, baggage on direct bookings

May 18, 2017

In order to provide even more convenience and service to guests Oman Air has enabled the pre-purchase extra luggage and extra legroom front and exit row seats in economy and lounge services at Muscat ... 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

Ehcaan floats property insurance tender

May 14, 2017

The state-run Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation (Ehcaan) has put out to tender a new insurance policy to cover its property said a report. The policy is with total sum insured o... 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

Baggage handling getting better, says Iata

May 7, 2017

Baggage management by the world s airlines improved again in 2016 as the industry focuses on technology investments and prepares for a step-change in handling by June 2018. According to the Sita Bagga... 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

QIC insurance partner of Qatar Motor Show

April 18, 2017

QIC Insured the personal insurance division of QIC- Qatar s leading insurer is the official insurance partner for this year s Qatar Motor Show which starts today (April 18) in Doha Qatar. The event wi... View more

Over 1,000 experts for Saudi insurance summit

April 17, 2017

More than 1 000 insurance specialists and a selection of local and international executives are expected to take part in the upcoming Saudi Insurance Symposium in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Under the patron... 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

ATM Travel Agents’ Academy unveils special line-up

April 10, 2017

The ATM Travel Agents Academy will return to Arabian Travel Market in 2017 with two half-day sessions on April 27 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Beginning at 10am in Hall 1 scheduled topics for the free... View more

Insurance premiums in region hit $35bn in 2016

April 6, 2017

The total value of insurance premiums in Arab countries reached 35 billion by the end of 2016 for all types of conventional and Islamic insurance said Dr Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al Humaidi director-g... View more

Copart, Al Ahlia Insurance ink strategic deal

April 3, 2017

Copart Muscat Auctions and Al Ahlia Insurance a top insurance company in Oman have partnered to streamline the motor accident salvage sales process through operational efficiency and engagement with p... View more

Saudi insurance firms to provide no-claim discounts

March 28, 2017

Insurance companies in Saudi Arabia are required to provide no-claim policyholders with a discount when pricing individual mandatory motor insurance policies as per Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (S... 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

Insurance premiums set to grow in GCC: report

March 19, 2017

Gross premiums in the four largest GCC insurance markets will continue to increase in 2017 despite the the current economic slowdown in the region which is the result of relatively low oil and gas pri... 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

Petro Rabigh picks Tawuniya for medical insurance

March 13, 2017

PetroRabigh a joint venture between oil giant Saudi Aramco and Japan s Sumitomo Chemical has signed a medical health insurance agreement with the Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya). As per t... View more

Arab co-operative insurance market hits $33bn

March 13, 2017

The co-operative insurance sector in Arab countries has grown to 33 billion with the six members of the Gulf Co-operation Council accounting for 25 per cent or 9 billion according to a report. The Isl... 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

Dubai airport to enforce new baggage rules from March 8

March 7, 2017

Authorities at Dubai Airports will be introducing stricter baggage regulations this week. The new rules which come into effect on March 8 are being rolled out to reduce the risk of mishandlings and en... 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

Low oil prices set to shape GCC insurance market

February 28, 2017

Most of the insurers in the Gulf countries are likely to face moderate-to-high credit risk over the next 12-18 months reflecting subdued economic growth on the back of weak oil prices and relatively h... View more

Low oil prices to shape GCC insurance market

February 28, 2017

Most of the insurers in the Gulf countries are likely to face moderate-to-high credit risk over the next 12-18 months reflecting subdued economic growth on the back of weak oil prices and relatively h... 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

Saudia picks Tawuniya for medical insurance service

February 11, 2017

Saudi Arabian Airlines the kingdom s national carrier said it has signed a medical health insurance contract with Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya). As per the deal Tawuniya will provide me... 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

Bahrain EDB chief to address insurance forum

February 1, 2017

Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) chief executive Khalid Al Rumaihi will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming 13th Annual Middle East Insurance Forum (MEIF 2017) the region s largest and longes... 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

GCC firms 'under pressure over insurance of high-rises'

January 28, 2017

Insurers in GCC markets are coming under pressure to increase retention levels for high-rise buildings to demonstrate their alignment of interests with those of reinsurers according to new research by... 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

ICLP, RSA launch UAE’s first insurance loyalty scheme

January 11, 2017

RSA (Royal & Sun Alliance) Insurance one of the world s leading insurers has partnered with ICLP a global leader in loyalty have launched a new insurance loyalty programme the first of its kind in the... View more

Dnata handles record passengers, baggage in 2016

January 11, 2017

Dubai-based Dnata the Emirates Group s aviation and travel services subsidiary carried more than an unprecedented 91.3 million passengers and 97.8 million bags as its UAE operations continued to expan... 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

UAE launches new domestic worker insurance plan

January 7, 2017

The UAE Ministry of Interior has joined hands with Axa Green Crescent to launch a new insurance plan for the domestic workers that will protect employers from financial losses when a domestic worker a... View more

India’s HDFC opens insurance unit in Dubai

January 3, 2017

HDFC Life a leading Indian Insurer has launched its wholly-owned subsidiary HDFC International Life and Re Company Limited (HILRCL) in Dubai UAE. The subsidiary received its license from the Dubai Fin... View more

Oman Qatar Insurance Company opens branch in Salalah

January 2, 2017

Oman Qatar Insurance Company (OQIC) a premier insurer and subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group has opened a new branch at Salalah s Central Market area. The new full-service one stop branch is well equ... View more

Qatar awards World Cup capex insurance to NIC

January 2, 2017

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) which delivers the infrastructure for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar has awarded an insurance contract for capital expenditure works related to the c... View more

Oman Air set to abolish excess baggage charges

January 1, 2017

National carrier Oman Air will introduce on January 9 a new policy on baggage moving away from the traditional kg weight based allowance and excess baggage charge to a more simple policy based on numb... View more

Dubai health insurance applications to continue

December 29, 2016

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that insurance companies will continue accepting health insurance applications in 2017. DHA made the decision due to the high influx of customers flockin... View more

35pc of UAE drivers to pay more for insurance

December 28, 2016

Over 35 per cent of drivers in the UAE will have to shell out more for their fully comprehensive car insurance in 2017 as a result of newly introduced tariffs from the UAE Insurance Authority a report... 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

UAE holidaymakers 'risk losses by not taking travel insurance'

December 25, 2016

UAE holidaymakers are putting themselves at increased risk of facing serious financial repercussions by not taking measures to adequately cover themselves in the event of a travel emergency experts ha... View more

Oman Air to introduce baggage piece concept

December 22, 2016

Oman Air Oman s national carrier has announced the introduction of a new baggage piece concept for launch in January 2017. This change will help Oman Air to standardise and in many cases reduce the ch... 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

Dubai Health urges staff insurance by deadline

December 15, 2016

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is urging sponsors who have not yet provided their employees and dependents with mandatory health insurance to complete the process as soon as possible. The last and final... View more

DHA to adopt new health insurance payment system

December 7, 2016

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is set to adopt a new health insurance payment system that will improve transparency and quality of healthcare services in Dubai UAE. Humaid Al Qatami chairman of the boar... 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

Sabre empowers travel agents with virtual payment technology

November 30, 2016

Travel technology leader Sabre and Conferma a payment technology firm have partnered to integrate a new payment solution for air tickets to increase acceptance of virtual payments by buyers and suppli... View more

Bahrain auto dealer launches new insurance scheme

November 26, 2016

Ahmed Zayani & Sons the Bahraini dealer and distributor of elite automotive brands including including Bentley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Skoda has launched a new insurance product GAP (Guaranteed As... View more

Union Insurance to launch cover for expats

November 23, 2016

Dubai-based Union Insurance Company has partnered with Migration Cover a leader in insurance products to launch Expat Protect the first comprehensive insurance product for expatriates in the UAE. By c... 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

AirBaltic lowers checked-in baggage charges

November 17, 2016

The Latvian airline airBaltic has made checked-in baggage charges up to three times lower. Eva Plakane airBaltic senior vice president Revenue Management said: This has been a very successful year air... 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

Al Ahlia Insurance Q3 earnings hit $1.15m

November 14, 2016

Al Ahlia Insurance Company has reported a net profit of BD451 590 ( 1.15 million) for the third quarter of the year reported the Gulf Daily News our sister publication. To read further please visit GD... View more

Saudi insurance firm unveils new corporate identity

November 13, 2016

Saudi National Insurance Company (SNIC) has launched its new corporate brand identity as SNIC Insurance reported the Gulf Daily News our sister publication. To read further please visit GDNonline . ..... View more

Booking.com pilots new platform for travel agents

November 8, 2016

Booking.com a global leader in booking hotel and other accommodations online announced today the initial test pilot of Booking.com for Travel Agents a new platform designed specifically with the needs... View more

Bahrain's insurance sector stays steady

November 7, 2016

Gross premiums/contributions generated by Bahrain s domestic insurance sector amounted to BD272.09 million ( 721.72 million) in 2015 compared to BD273.95 million ( 726.66 million) in 2014 a Central Ba... 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

Tawuniya renews STC medical insurance contract

November 6, 2016

The Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya) a pioneering insurance company in Saudi Arabia has renewed the medical insurance contract with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) which is considered to be on... 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

UAE, Saudi insurance sectors ‘stay resilient’

October 30, 2016

The UAE and Saudi insurance markets have remained resilient despite ongoing economic uncertainty an industry expert said highlighting the potential for insurance growth in the Middle East. Both of the... 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

Long live traditional travel agents

August 1, 2016

Reams have been written about the decline of the traditional model of travel agencies and the simultaneous flourish of dot-com ventures. The tide has turned with the sudden closure of UK s Lowcostholi... View more

Baggage robot helps out at Geneva

June 1, 2016

Passengers arriving at Geneva Airport are receiving help with their bag drop from Leo an innovative baggage robot developed by air transport IT provider Sita. Leo is a fully autonomous self-propelling... View more

TTN travel agents contest winners are revealed

May 5, 2016

TTN s annual Pecha Kucha competition at the Arabian Travel Market saw several agents win prizes that included overseas holidays deserat safaris and more. Amit Kumar manager Smart Travel & Tourism Oman... 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

Amadeus unveils baggage reconciliation system

February 24, 2014

Amadeus a leading technology partner for the global travel industry has announced an agreement with Icelandair a customer-oriented airline and travel service company serving 31 gateways in Europe the ... 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

More Arab travellers log in to book hotels

September 24, 2013

ONLINE hotel bookings are steadily gaining popularity in the Middle East as more consumers in the region use the internet to search for affordable hotel rates. In 2012 hotel bookings from the GCC regi... 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

ATM, the one-stop shop for travel agents

March 25, 2013

THE Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is a show that has grown beyond imagination since its inception in 1994 in Bahrain when it was called the Arab Travel Market . I recollect sitting in one of the initial... 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

Travelport facilitates Rail Bookings for UAE Travel Agents

February 27, 2012

Global travel services provider Travelport announces that it has teamed up with Rail Europe to offer the UAE travel trade rail products from across Europe and beyond. Travel agents in the country are ... 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

Ramada Downtown Dubai hosts Russian travel agents

October 26, 2011

Ramada Downtown Dubai played host to a group of travel agents from Coral Travel Russia one of the leading tour operators in Russia offering high-quality tourist product to the Russian tourist market. ... View more

New website for travel agents

October 2, 2011

VIRGIN Atlantic has launched a new travel trade website dedicated to travel agents and tour operators in the UAE. The website vsflyinghub.com offers a one-stop shop for agents looking for information ... View more

Travel agents headed the way of the dodo?

September 1, 2011

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama got it in the neck recently from his country s travel agents after he implied the profession was becoming obsolete. The industry reacted furiously to Obama s statement during... 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

Prizes galore on Travel Agents‘ Day with TTN

June 5, 2011

THIS year s ATM Travel Agents Day saw participating agents walk off with an array of prizes ranging from holidays to a laptop computer through the TTN-sponsored passport competition. The promotion gav... 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

Insurance costs to increase modestly for offshore energy

August 8, 2010

MAJOR losses sustained in the Gulf of Mexico will not have the same market-changing impact on the upstream energy insurance market as other major events such as Hurricane Katrina according to a new re... 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

Travel Agents’ Day a great success with TTN

May 25, 2010

THE ever-popular Travel Agents Day returned at this year s ATM giving agents the opportunity to win an array of prizes including holidays hotel stays and a laptop computer. The event passport gave exh... 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

Energy insurance market set for softer conditions

December 7, 2009

NEW intelligence from Marsh the world s leading insurance broker and risk adviser reveals that energy firms are set to enjoy a softening insurance market in 2010 as a result of increasing competitiven... 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