Gulf Air طيران الخليج Current Aircraft Fleet
IATA Code:GF|ICAO Code:GFA|Callsign:GULF AIR Gulf Air (طيران الخليج)
P.O. Box 138,Muharraq,Bahrain
Tel: +973-17-322200
Fax : +973-17-338844

Gulf Air is the official national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, it was founded in 1950, operating in the Middle East more than 40 destinations around the world. It is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain through Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (in February 2010 announced that it will conduct divestiture services / and get its ownership back to the government).

In 1950, it was registered as a private joint stock company, and in October 1951, British Overseas Airways company (BOAC) became a major shareholder foundation to the Gulf Air, it owns a 22 percent share of company stocks. In 1973 the company bought the governments of the following: - (Kingdom of Bahrain, and Qatar, and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the Sultanate of Oman) Foundation Overseas shares of British Airways in Gulf Air.

The institution agreement which is signed on January 1, 1974,Granted that every government 25% of the shares contribute to the reconstructed Gulf Air , which recently became the official airline of the four States.

September 13, 2005, issued a decision of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to withdraw from Gulf Air. On 6 May 2007, the Government of Bahrain announced full ownership of the company, also pulled the Sultanate of Oman from the airline, becoming Gulf Air, wholly owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Gulf air connects Bahrain throughout the Middle East, also extends network airlines from Europe to Asia and covers more than 34 cities in 23 countries, and consists fleet of 38 aircraft covering grid lines direct flights without stopping.

The company's strategy to stand with the economic vision of the Kingdom of Bahrain which is based on building effective and sustainable business, working to serve the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and represented on the world stage. With taking advantage in restructuring the fleet over the next five years to further strengthen its presence. The company looks forward to continuing its leadership and maintain its position as the favorite airlines among travelers.
The Gulf Air is the official sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Gulf Air - Formula 1.

Executive Management

Maher Salman Al Muslim (Acting CEO)
Captain Nasser Al Salmi (Chief Operating Officer)
Sahar Atai'e my (Acting Chief Financial Officer)
Mohammed Secretary Hleiwah (corporate affairs manager)
Salman Sayyar (Director of Internal Audit)

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Gulf Air opens new line maintenance facility
Monday, September 28, 2009

Manama - National carrier, Gulf Air, opened a new, comprehensive line maintenance facility in Bahrain. Mr. Mohamed Redha Jahrami, a senior aircraft technician with over 33 year's service in Gulf Air, opened the facility in the presence of Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Samer Majali and other members of the senior management.

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Gulf Air and Bahrain Islamic Bank sign US$70 million ijara facility
Monday, August 24, 2009

Manama - National carrier GulfAir has signed a US$70 million facility with Bahrain Islamic Bank (BIsB). An agreement to this effect was concluded between the two organizations recently. This four year medium-term facility will be used to partly finance eight A320 aircraft, which are expected to delivered in the fourth quarter 2009 and first quarter 2010 Gulf Air has ordered last year..

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Gulf Air acquires state-of–the-art flight safety system
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Manama - National carrier Gulf Air, in its ongoing efforts to provide enhanced passenger services, has recently upgraded its flight safety standards by acquiring an integrated state-of –the-art Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system, also known as Flight Operation Quality Assurance (FOQA)system.

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Gulf Air Selects CFM56-5B Engines To Power A320 Fleet
Monday, April 27, 2009
Manama - Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air have selected CFM56-5B engines to power 15 new Airbus A320 family aircraft scheduled for delivery between late 2009 and 2012. The engines are the product of CFM International (CFM), a joint company between Snecma (SAFRAN Group) and General Electric Company, and the order is valued at US $270 million. Read More
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