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 Continues its Aggressive Cost Reduction Measures Yielding Results
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Manama, Gulf Air, has announced its cost cutting measures yielded savings of Bahrain Dinars 25.5 million (US$ 67.6 million) across its business operations for the financial year of 2011. The cost reduction drive was launched in 2010 reflecting  its newly implemented business strategy, focusing on cost-efficiency and manpower optimization.   Read More
Gulf Air to Conduct its Fleet Technical Management - FTM In-House
Monday, June 25, 2012
Manama, Gulf Air, announced today that it is to conduct its fleet technical management (FTM) in-house, to cover the following functions: Read More
Gulf Air Implements an Employee Appreciation Program for their Customer Services
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The programme encourages the airline’s Falconflyers to recognize customer service excellence by nominating Gulf Air team members who demonstrate exceptional customer service at any stage of their journey. The official awards ceremony saw six Gulf Air employees awarded for their high level of service.   Read More
Gulf Air Announce the Commissioning of a Disaster Recovery Center for their Company-Wide IT Infrastructure
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Manama, Gulf Air have announced the commissioning of a disaster recovery center located 15 kilometers from the airline’s main headquarters in Muharraq city, where the company-wide data center is currently housed. Read More
Summer Season Seat Reservations Increase for Gulf Air
Monday, June 4, 2012

Manama, Gulf Air is witnessing an increase in seat reservations for the forthcoming peak summer season covering destinations in Europe, the Far East and the Indian sub-continent. With load factor of over 75% across the network while some sectors registering above 95%.

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