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
Nov28
SITA will Work to Optimize Gulf Air’s Network Connectivity
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air and SITA, have signed an agreement that will enable Gulf Air to use SITA’s network services to optimize its operations across 48 destinations where it operates. Read More
Nov21
Gulf Air honors Amman travel agents Airline hosts awards evening for top travel agents in Jordan
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, invited over 100 travel agent representatives to an official awards ceremony and dinner at the Sheraton Hotel, Amman this week, honoring the airline’s top travel agents in Jordan. Read More
Nov18
Gulf Air Honors GCC, Middle East And Asia Travel Agents Airline Hosts Awards Evening For Top Travel Agents In Bahrain
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air, in collaboration with Sabre Travel Network Middle East (Sabre), invited over 300 travel agents to an official awards ceremony and dinner at the Dragon Hotel, Amwaj Islands on Wednesday, honoring the airline’s top travel agents in the GCC, Middle East and Asia. Read More
Nov12
Gulf Air Restructures Fleet Orders with Boeing and Airbus to Reduce Long-term Liability and Meet Future Strategic Needs
Monday, November 12, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Bahrain’s National Carrier, Gulf Air announced that after extensive negotiations with Airbus and Boeing, it has signed amendment agreements with both aircraft manufacturers to realign its original orders to meet its long-term strategic needs. Read More
Oct17
Gulf Air Wins ‘Arab Technology Award 2012’
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, won the ‘Best Airline Award’ at the ‘Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards 2012’ for its outstanding work in the area of information technology and implementation over the past 12 months.  Read More
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