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
www.gulfair.com

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 News
Dec1
Gulf Air Launches In-Flight Video Entertainment Games
Sunday, December 1, 2013
MANAMA - Gulf Air, earlier this month launched in-flight entertainment (IFE) games that include the regional favorites of Tawle (backgammon), Basha and Moosiqa. Read More
Nov23
Gulf Air Announces its “On-track Achieving 2013 Restructuring Target”
Saturday, November 23, 2013
MANAMA - Gulf Air’s announces its “on-track towards achieving its annual restructuring targets”, after releasing the third quarter figures. Read More
Jun26
Gulf Air and Sabre Extend their Joint Venture Partnership to Cover Travel Servcies
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
MANAMA - Gulf Air and Sabre Holdings (Sabre), have announced the extension of their joint venture partnership in Sabre Travel Network Middle-East (STNME) to provide technology services for travel agents. Read More
Jun24
Gulf Air Increases Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Flight Service to Three Daily
Monday, June 24, 2013
MANAMA - Gulf Air, announced starting 9 July 2013, the addition of seven extra flights weekly to and from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, increase capacity on the route by over 30 percent, and the frequency from 14 to 21 flights per week each direction.  Read More
Feb25
Gulf Air Announce Restructuring Figures
Monday, February 25, 2013
Manama, Gulf Air, the restructuring strategy last December, initiated jointly by the airline’s board of directors led by chairman Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, the Deputy Prime Minister and the airline’s management, marked a restructuring progress within a month of its on-going implementation according to a statement by the Manama based airline.  Read More
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