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 Appoints AVIAWORLD its General Sales Agent in the United States and Canada
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced AVIAWORLD, the US joint venture of AVIAREPS and Airworld Alliance, as its new General Sales Agent for the United States of America and Canada. Read More
Gulf Air Relaunches Flight Services to Al Najaf and Three Other Destinations in Iraq
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Manama, Bahrain Gulf Air, re-launched today flight services to four Iraqi destinations commencing with the first Al Najaf flight which departed Bahrain International Airport this morning. Al Najaf is the first destination to reopen with 4 weekly flights (which will be increased to daily from 1st December). Read More
Gulf Air Release First Half of 2012 Business Performance Figures Marking an Improvement
Monday, August 27, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, posted improvements in its 2012 half yearly performance against the same period last year across its business operations indicating positive results. Read More
Gulf Air to Resume Scheduled Flights Services to Iran and Iraq
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air will resume its services to Iran and Iraq from 20 September 2012 following the Bahrain Government’s approval.  Read More
Gulf Air Increase Flight Frequencies from and to Manama - Amman
Monday, August 13, 2012
Amman, Jordan, Gulf Air today announced three additional flights between Amman and Bahrain in its winter timetable effective 10th September 2012. The route has achieved over 75% seat load factor consistently, flights to and from Amman have been increased from eleven to fourteen per week.  Read More
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