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
Feb20
Gulf Air Codeshare Partnership with Egyptair Marks Eight Years of Cooperation
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Cairo, Egypt, the codeshare partnership between Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, and Egyptair, the flag carrier of Egypt, marked eight  years since it was formed on 16th February 2005.
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Jan15
Gulf Air Begins Restructuring Process to Reduce Losses
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Manama, Bahrain, following the appointment of a new board of directors in November last year, led by H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister, the executive restructuring committee and the Gulf Air management have been working on a balanced restructuring strategy. Read More
Dec6
Gulf Air’s Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of Shaikh Khaled bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister Meet to Discuss the Progress
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air’s board of directors held their second meeting under the chairmanship of H.E. Shaikh Khaled bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister recently to ensure the implementation of the restructuring plan designed to put the airline on a path towards long-term sustainability.  Read More
Dec3
Gulf Air and Standard Chartered Bank in Bahrain Launch First co-branded 2 in 1 Credit Card in Bahrain and the Middle East
Monday, December 3, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier and Standard Chartered Bank in Bahrain today announced a first in the Kingdom and the Middle East -the launch of a suite of co-branded credit cards tailored specifically to offer exceptional value to the country’s community of frequent flyers. Read More
Nov29
Gulf Air Board Of Directors Accepts Resignation Of CEO
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, The board of directors of Gulf Air announced today that it has accepted the resignation of the chief executive officer, Samer Majali, submitted earlier this year following the appointment of Gulf Air board of directors in mid-November. Majali will remain in his position until the end of 2012. Read More
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