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
Oct17
Gulf Air Joins Global Airlines In Worldwide Customer Relations Forum
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain led the 54th Annual Conference of Worldwide Airlines Customer Relations Association (WACRA)- the global customer relations forum - in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently. The theme of this year’s conference was Merging Cultures: Turning Challenges into Opportunities. Read More
Oct15
Gulf Air Cargo Marks A Major Milestone with The Launch of Electronic Airway Bill
Monday, October 15, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has achieved a major milestone with the launch of electronic Air Way Bill (e-AWB), replacing the traditional paper Air Way Bill that consumed significant time, cost and paperwork. Read More
Oct11
Gulf Air Tops On-time Punctuality Ranking on FlightStats Survey
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, according to a survey by FlightStats,  Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air ranked first among its full service competitors and second in the overall list of carriers in the MENA region for on-time performance (OTP) in September 2013.  Read More
Oct2
Gulf Air Launches Global Online Promotion for New FFP Members
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air, has launched an online promotion that will run until the end of November giving all newly enrolling Falcon Flyer Members who travel in the next two months the chance to enter a raffle for a variety of prizes, including free flights throughout the airline’s network. Read More
Sep30
Gulf Air Expands Codeshare Partnership with Cyprus Airways
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today announced the expansion of its existing codeshare partnership with Cyprus Airways. Read More
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