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Gulf Air launches Israel ops with twice-a-week flights to Tel Aviv

October 1, 2021

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has announced the launch of its commercial operations to Israel with a twice-a-week service to the capital Tel Aviv. The airline s debut flight GF972 took off from ... View more

Gulf Air marks 5000th flight from Bahrain’s new terminal

September 16, 2021

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air today celebrated the 5000th flight departure from Bahrain International Airport s new terminal with flight GF003 to London Heathrow marking the operational mileston... View more

Gulf Air awards multi-year contract to Gerry’s dnata

September 16, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has awarded a multi-year contract to Gerry s dnata a leading ground services provider in Pakistan. The partnership will see Gerry s dnata provide quality and s... View more

SAL, Gulf Air enter 7-year ground handling deal

September 13, 2021

SAL (Saudi Logistics Services company) has signed an agreement with Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier to provide ground handling solutions to the latter s fleet at all Saudi main airports. The Saudi... View more

Gulf Air set to launch flights to Tel Aviv

September 12, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain announces the launch of its direct flights to Tel Aviv Israel starting from September 30 with two weekly flights. Gulf Air s Acting Chief Execut... View more

Gulf Air to launch flights to Tel Aviv from Sept 30

September 10, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced the launch of its direct flights to Tel Aviv Israel starting September 30 with two weekly flights. Gulf Air s Acting Chief Executive Officer Capt... View more

Gulf Air to fly daily to Maldives

August 11, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain increase its direct flights to the Maldives capital Male to be daily starting from August 15. The route has been very popular in the recent months due to the r... View more

Gulf Air operates double daily flights to London

August 9, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has restored its flagship double daily direct flights to London Heathrow in line with the latest decision by the British authorities to add the Kingdom of Bahr... View more

Gulf Air releases documentary on 70th anniversary

August 8, 2021

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has released a special documentary on the airline s history and 70 years of aviation in the region. The 20-minute documentary narrates the journey from the establis... View more

Gulf Air flies daily to Paris after French 'Green List' nod

August 2, 2021

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air will ramp its services to the French capital starting from today (August 2) to make its a daily service. This is in line with the latest decision by the French auth... View more

Gulf Air boosts Istanbul operations with daily flights

August 1, 2021

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air is set to launch daily flights to Turkish capital Istanbul starting from tomorrow (August 2). Thanks to its growing popularity and relaxed entry restrictions Istanb... View more

Gulf Air rewards front liners for exceptional Covid service

July 28, 2021

In line with HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa the Crown Prince and Prime Minister s vision Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has rewarded a number of its front line staff in appreciation of th... View more

Gulf Air plane tail hit by another at Dubai airport

July 22, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has confirmed a ground incident at Dubai International Airport where one of its aircraft was impacted on the tail by an aircraft of another airline. Gulf Air i... View more

Gulf Air returns 80pc of flight schedule to pre-pandemic level

July 18, 2021

National carrier Gulf Air has begun the summer season with 80% of its pre-pandemic destinations as it continues to resume operations and restore services to cities of its original 2019 destination net... View more

Gulf Air to resume direct flights to Georgian capital Tbilisi

July 13, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that it will resume direct operations to Tbilisi International Airport in Georgia starting with three weekly flights from July 15 ... View more

Gulf Air evacuates all on board Kuwait flight after 'minor incident'

July 5, 2021

All 62 passengers and 7 crew members of Gulf Air flight GF215 from Bahrain to Kuwait have been safely evacuated following a minor incident the airline has said. Gulf Air flight GF215 from Bahrain to K... View more

Gulf Air names new finance, HRD heads

June 29, 2021

National carrier Gulf Air has announced that it has appointed two Bahraini nationals into the executive and management roles - Adnan Hashim as chief financial officer and Jamal AlKuwaiti as the direct... View more

Gulf Air begins operating point to point flights beyond hub

June 23, 2021

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has announced the launch of point to point flights beyond its Bahrain International Airport hub allowing the airline to expand its operations to new destinations as w... View more

Gulf Air operates inaugural flight to Santorini

June 17, 2021

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air celebrated its inaugural flight to Santorini in Greece as flight GF034 was welcomed into Santorini International Airport with a water cannon salute and upon arrival a... View more

Gulf Air launches debut flight to Greek island Mykonos

June 5, 2021

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air celebrated the beginning of its seasonal destinations for the summer with the inaugural flight to the Greek island of Mykonos. It will operate on this route until e... View more

Bahrain Airport Services names ex-Gulf Air official as new CEO

May 18, 2021

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) the official operator of ground services at the kingdom s airport has appointed Engineer Mohamed Khalil Ahmed a Bahraini national as its new CEO. He is primarily mandate... View more

Gulf Air set to restart summer flights to Malaga

May 12, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain will resume direct flights to Malaga in Spain this summer as it expands its list of boutique seaside destinations in Europe for the season with two weekly flig... View more

Fully-vaccinated crew to operate Gulf Air flights

May 12, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announces that starting from Eid day tomorrow (May 13) all its its flights will be operated by 100 per cent vaccinated crew including pilots and flight att... View more

Gulf Air to resume direct flights to Larnaca

May 12, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that it will resume its direct operations to Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus with 2 weekly flights starting from June 15. ... View more

Gulf Air offers complimentary Covid-19 travel insurance to all passengers

May 11, 2021

In a move to offer peace of mind to its passengers and elevate the customer s experience Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that it will offer complimentary Covid-19... View more

Gulf Air delivers 400,000 Covid-19 vaccines from China and Russia

May 2, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has operated two cargo-only flights delivering 300 000 doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine from China and 100 000 doses of Sputnik V Covid-19 va... View more

Gulf Air launches new slogan

April 28, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain recently launched its new slogan A class of our own during the 2021 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix which served as a local as well as an ... View more

Gulf Air, Saudia hold talks to enhance partnership

April 26, 2021

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) recently held talks to discuss their close commercial relationships and explore ways to build on the ties by establishing a codesh... View more

Gulf Air to resume direct flights to Istanbul from May 11

April 17, 2021

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has announced plans to resume its direct operations to Istanbul airport in Turkey from hits hub in Manama with two weekly flights starting from May 11. Gulf Air has... View more

Gulf Air to transform Falconflyer Programme

April 14, 2021

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has selected IBS Software as a partner to enhance its Falconflyer loyalty programme and provide the airline with the flexibility to dynamically adapt its Falconflyer ... View more

Gulf Air operates first transcontinental lower emission flight

April 13, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain recently operated its first transcontinental lower emission flight which took off from Helsinki in Finland to Bahrain International Airport. Ope... View more

Gulf Air, BTEA collaborate to promote Bahrain as boutique holiday hub

April 10, 2021

National carrier Gulf Air said it had recently signed an agreement with Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) to promote the kingdom as a tourist destination in the French and German markets.... View more

Gulf Air launches new direct service to Singapore

April 5, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain yesterday celebrated its new direct service to and from Singapore which was operated by the airline s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Flight G... View more

Gulf Air praises Bahrain leadership on F1 success

March 29, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has congratulated the Bahraini leadership and public on the successful hosting of the 2021 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Gulf Air s Act... View more

Gulf Air performs low-emission flypast at Bahrain F1

March 29, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain in cooperation with Formula 1 Boeing Rolls-Royce and Neste performed a lower emission flypast at the 2021 Formula 1 season opener at the Bahrain... View more

Gulf Air promotes four Bahraini pilots as captains

March 16, 2021

National carrier Gulf Air has announced that four of its Bahraini pilots - Ahmed Ismaeel Ahmed Janahi Mohammed Kamal and Mohammed Malek - have been promoted as captains following their succesful compl... View more

Gulf Air operates special flights for Covid vaccine delivery

March 13, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has operated a cargo-only flight to China to transport around 300 000 Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines into the kingdom in support of the National Vaccination Campa... View more

Gulf Air is certified IATA NDC Level 4

March 10, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain was recently awarded Level 4 of the New Distribution Capability (NDC) certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The NDC Certificat... View more

Gulf Air to launch Singapore service in April

February 23, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced the addition of Singapore to its growing network with one weekly flight starting April 2021. The airline continues to explore opportunities to ex... View more

Etihad Airways, Gulf Air sign commercial partnership

February 17, 2021

Etihad Airways the national airline of the UAE and Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain have signed a strategic commercial cooperation agreement (SCCA) to deepen their partnership between Abu Dhab... View more

Gulf Air to resume direct flights to Colombo

February 9, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that it will resume its direct operations to and from Colombo s Bandaranaike International Airport with two weekly flights startin... View more

Gulf Air welcomes new 70th anniversary edition A321neoLR

February 5, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has welcomed its new Airbus A321neoLR which landed in the new terminal of Bahrain International Airport on February 5 morning. The aircraft is designed with th... View more

Gulf Air operates first commercial flight from new airport terminal

January 28, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain today operated the very first commercial flight from the new Bahrain International Airport terminal which was GF2130 to Delhi on one of the newest Airbus A320n... View more

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport inks MoU with Gulf Air

January 19, 2021

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RAK International Airport) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain with the agreement aiming to build connect... View more

Gulf Air set to move entire ops to new Bahrain terminal

January 12, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced that starting January 28 it plans to move its entire operations for inbound and outbound flights to the new Bahrain International Airport termina... View more

Gulf Air extends its ‘No Fees, Unlimited Changes’ campaign

January 7, 2021

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced the extension of its No Fees Unlimited Changes campaign allowing passengers to change bookings exchange and refund tickets until March 31 2021. O... View more

Gulf Air, Egyptair expand codeshare agreement

December 21, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain and flag carrier Egyptair have announced the expansion of their codeshare partnership bringing more travel opportunities for their customers. Building upon the... View more

Gulf Air receives Five Star Major Official Airline Rating

December 10, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has received Five Star Major Official Airline Rating at the Future Travel Experience APEX Virtual Expo which was held virtually between December 8 and 9. The e... View more

Gulf Air signs five agreements in Tel Aviv

December 9, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has ceremonially signed five agreements with a number of companies during an official delegation s visit from Bahrain to Israel. Captain Waleed A Hameed AlAlaw... View more

Gulf Air, Amadeus extend partnership

December 6, 2020

Gulf Air is adding new capabilities in partnership with Amadeus in addition to the distribution and loyalty technology it uses today in order to better meet the needs of travellers. Amadeus and Gulf A... View more

Gulf Air set to launch Tel Aviv operations from January 2021

December 3, 2020

Bahrain s national airline Gulf Air and Israel s flag-carrier EL AL Airlines are set to embark on a historic collaboration following the signing of a MOU by Bahraini officials during their official vi... View more

Gulf Air implements Sabre’s branded fares technology

December 3, 2020

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has implemented Sabre s branded fares technology enhancing merchandising capabilities that allow travel agents using the Sabre global distribution system (GDS) to acc... View more

Gulf Air starts counts down for F1 Bahrain Grand Prix

November 25, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has started its countdown to be the title sponsor of the most important sporting event in the kingdom the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 which will... View more

Gulf Air appoints new country manager in Muscat

November 22, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced the appointment of Shams Al Doseri as the Country Manager for its Muscat station after relocating from Ethiopia back into the Middle East. Al Dos... View more

Gulf Air restarts Casablanca flights from November 7

November 4, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced that it is set to restart direct flights to Moroccan city of Casablanca from its hub Manama. The flagcarrier currently flies to and from Abu Dhab... View more

Gulf Air introduces new 'Boutique Fares' concept

October 28, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has officially introduced a new pricing concept for its air fares to make it easier and clearer to its passengers regarding what s included in each price brack... View more

Gulf Air to restart Muscat flights from tomorrow

October 3, 2020

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has announced the resumption of its direct flights to and from Oman s capital Muscat starting from tomorrow (October 4). This comes following the relaunch of flight... View more

Gulf Air resumes Saudi ops; flies to Jeddah

September 27, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced the resumption of its direct flights to and from Saudi Arabia starting with Jeddah on Sunday (September 27). The airline said more destinations w... View more

Gulf Air resumes direct flights to Amman

September 24, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain resumed its direct flights to and from Amman s Queen Alia International Airport with scheduled operations from today (September 24). Gulf Air has been operatin... View more

Gulf Air installs Recaro economy class seats on A321neo

September 23, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain is deploying CL3710 economy class seats from Recaro Aircraft Seating on its new A321neoLR aircraft the first of 29 aircraft to be equipped with such seats to b... View more

Gulf Air restarts direct flights to Dhaka

September 20, 2020

National carrier Gulf Air has resumed its direct flights from Bahrain International Airport to Bangladesh capital Dhaka s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Gulf Air has been operating direct fli... View more

Gulf Air resumes direct flights to Delhi

September 20, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced that it has resumed its direct flights to and from Delhi s Indira Gandhi International Airport on September 19. Last week the airline resumed fli... View more

Gulf Air appoints new country manager in Kuwait

September 17, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has appointed Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hamer as the Country Manager for its Kuwait station. Al Hamer has been relocated from the airline s Asia Pacific region upon c... View more

Gulf Air resumes direct flights to India

September 13, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain announces that it will resume its direct flights to and from India staring with Thiruvananthapuram on September 14 along with Cochin and Calicut... View more

Gulf Air to resume flights to Kuwait

July 27, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced that it will resume its direct flights to and from Kuwait with scheduled operations starting from August 1. Gulf Air has been operating direct fl... View more

Gulf Air appoints Bahraini Senior Manager Cabin Crew

July 6, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has appointed Abdulrauf Meer Abdulrahim as Senior Manager Cabin Crew to manage one of the airline s key operational units and be responsible for the largest te... View more

Gulf Air to resume direct flights to Abu Dhabi, Dubai next week

July 2, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced that it will resume its direct Abu Dhabi and Dubai flights with scheduled operations starting from July 5. Gulf Air has been operating direct fli... View more

Gulf Air resumes direct flights to and from Athens and Cairo

July 1, 2020

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air will resume its direct Athens and Cairo flights with scheduled operations starting from July 1. Gulf Air has been operating direct flights between Bahrain and Egypt a... View more

Gulf Air appoints new Director Strategy and Planning

June 25, 2020

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has appointed Shaikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa as Director Strategy and Planning to manage one of the airline s main business units that is responsible for Gulf Air... View more

Awal Gulf Mnaufacturing launches ‘Pearl air purification unit’

June 16, 2020

Awal Gulf Manufacturing a leading manufacturer of commercial and residential air-conditioning and refrigeration units based out of Kingdom of Bahrain has launched its innovative air purification unit ... View more

Gulf Air operates charter flights from Saudi Arabia

June 7, 2020

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air in coordination with the Indian Embassy to Saudi Arabia has operated and planned for upcoming charter repatriation flights carrying Indian nationals from Dammam Inter... View more

Gulf Air to resume flights from Pakistan

May 30, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has confirmed resumption of operations out of Pakistan starting from May 31 with direct flights starting from Islamabad International Airport to Bahrain Intern... View more

Gulf Air brings 80 tons of medical supplies in May

May 28, 2020

In response to national Covid-19 mitigation efforts Gulf Air the flag carrier of Bahrain has imported 82 tons of medical supplies from India with partner medical suppliers. Throughout the month of May... View more

Gulf Air conducts optional Covid-19 tests for staff

May 11, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain in coordination with the Ministry of Health conducted optional Covid-19 medical tests at the airline s headquarter for its staff members. The session was sched... View more

Gulf Air introduces 'golden principles' for health and safety onboard

April 20, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain in response to the global outbreak of Covid-19 has introduced a bundle of golden principles to maintain health and safety of its passengers and crew members. T... View more

Gulf Air evacuates Bahraini citizens from Covid-19 infected countries

April 13, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain is cooperating with relevant authorities to help repatriate Bahraini citizens as part of the kingdom s International Covid-19 Repatriation Programme (ICRP). Gu... View more

Gulf Air imports 4,000 kg of fresh produce from Europe

April 2, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain and All Food Company a Bahraini food supplier imported approximately 4 000 kg worth of fresh produce from Europe using Gulf Air s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamli... View more

Gulf Air airlifts special food consignment for Lulu Hypermarket

March 26, 2020

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air helped Lulu Hypermarket airlift a special food consignment from India to Bahrain on a chartered Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. An initiative spearheaded by #TeamBahrain Lul... View more

Gulf Air implements remote work system

March 23, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced the start of its remote work system implementation. Gulf Air affirmed its keenness to implement all the decisions issued by the kingdom in order ... View more

Gulf Air suspends flights to several destinations

March 16, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has temporarily suspended flights to and from several destinations across its network effective from 03:00 Bahrain time on March 18 until March 31. Gulf Air fl... View more

Gulf Air to suspend flights to and from Kuwait

March 12, 2020

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has announced the temporary suspension of flights to and from Kuwait International Airport effective from midnight March 13 until further notice in light of the COVID... View more

Gulf Air opens 70th anniversary museum

March 12, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has celebrated the opening of its temporary museum at the Bahrain City Centre shopping mall which marks the start of a series of 70th anniversary celebrations ... View more

Gulf Air to operate 12 special flights to Saudi Arabia

March 12, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain will operate 12 special flights to Saudi Arabia to facilitate the travel of passengers whose journeys were disrupted by the COVID-19) outbreak the carrier has ... View more

Gulf Air raises $91,904 through passenger donations project

March 11, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Royal Charity Organization celebrated raising 91 904.16 since the successful launch of their passenger donations project. Launched in Se... View more

Gulf Air says no change in pricing policy

March 8, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has confirmed that it has not changed its pricing policy alongside the preventative measures taken to combat the COVID-19. On the contrary the airline has intr... View more

Gulf Air Seef office to remain open on Friday

February 27, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced that it will open its sales office in Seef Mall Manama on Friday (Feb 28) to serve the customers affected by the recent flight suspensions/change... View more

Gulf Air temporarily suspends flights to Iraq, Lebanon and Dubai

February 27, 2020

Gulf Air has confirmed that it is complying with the order of the Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) in Bahrain to temporarily suspend flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon effective immediately and until fu... View more

Gulf Air temporarily halts flights from and to Dubai

February 25, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has confirmed that it is complying with the Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) order to temporarily suspend flights to and from Dubai International Airport for 48 ho... View more

Gulf Air named official carrier of Bahrain Film Festival

February 23, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced its collaboration with and sponsorship of the upcoming Bahrain Film Festival as the Official Carrier of the first edition of the festival which t... View more

Gulf Air welcomes chairman and members of ABTTA

February 19, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently welcomed the chairman of the Association of Bahrain Travel and Tour Agents (ABTTA) Jehad Amin and members of the association to the airline s headquar... View more

Gulf Air includes scuba diving gear as free baggage allowance

February 11, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has added scuba diving equipment to its growing list of special free baggage allowance with up to 15 kg of scuba diving equipment permitted complimentary over ... View more

Gulf Air relaunches flights to Erbil

February 3, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain celebrated its resumption services to Erbil in Iraq as its flight GF233 landed in Erbil International Airport at 1630 on February 2. Upon arrival a celebratory... View more

2020 will be big year for Gulf Air, says chairman

January 29, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain will continue its strategic expansion both in terms of adding more destinations and more planes to the fleet Gulf Air s Chairman Zayed R Alzayani has said. 202... View more

Gulf Air to resume flights to and from Iraq

January 27, 2020

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has announced plans to resume its flight operations to and from Iraq starting from February 1 to both Baghdad and Najaf according to their original schedules. Gulf Ai... View more

Gulf Air bids farewell to last Airbus 330 aircraft

January 27, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain bid farewell to its last Airbus 330 aircraft after its service of 19 years in the airline s fleet. In a farewell event at Bahrain International Airport members... View more

Gulf Air hires 22 Bahraini maintenance technicians

January 27, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently welcomed a new batch of 22 Bahraini aircraft maintenance technicians who have recently joined the airline and began their training programme. With thi... View more

Gulf Air flies in 2020's first tourists to Maldives

January 25, 2020

Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air said it had flown in the very first tourists to the Maldives this year in its flight GF144 that arrived at Male International Airport on January 1 at 6.10 am (local time... View more

Gulf Air launches nine recovery flights to Najaf

January 25, 2020

National airline Gulf Air said it had operated nine recovery flights between the Iraqi town of Najaf to Bahrain International Airport thus bringing home a total of 1 164 passengers from January 16 to ... View more

Gulf Air opens 70th anniversary museum

January 19, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain today celebrated the opening of its temporary museum at the Bahrain City Centre shopping mall which marks the start of a series of 70th anniversary celebration... View more

Gulf Air Group increases stake in Bahrain Airport Services

January 19, 2020

Gulf Air Group Holding (GFG) has increased its shareholding in ground handling services provider Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) to 44 per cent said a report. The Minister of Transportation & Telecommu... View more

Gulf Air to operate recovery flights from Iraq

January 15, 2020

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced that it will operate recovery flights from Najaf International Airport to Bahrain International Airport from January 16 to 21 to transport its pa... View more

Gulf Air adds Nice as leisure boutique destination

January 15, 2020

Gulf Air has revealed a new addition to its 2020 network with a popular premium leisure destination: Nice on the Cote d azur in France commencing from July. The route will be operated twice weekly fli... View more

Gulf Air to evacuate passengers from Iraq

January 6, 2020

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has announced that it will provide flights to evacuate its passengers from Iraq said a report. In a statement Gulf Air said that work is underway with the Iraqi relev... View more

Gulf Air showcases Bahrain as boutique destination to UK market

December 22, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air in partnership with Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority recently arranged a familiarisation trip for members of Southall Travel one of the largest travel companie... View more

Gulf Air to launch daily flights to Kuala Lumpur

December 15, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has revealed a new addition to its 2020 network with a popular business and leisure destination - Kuala Lumpur the largest city and the capital of Malaysia. Commencin... View more

Gulf Air, Turkish Airlines expand codeshare partnership

December 12, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain and Turkish Airlines have announced a codeshare expansion following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two airlines. Gulf Air will ... View more

Gulf Air achieves total Bahrainisation for second officer pilots

December 11, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has achieved 100 per cent Bahrainisation for its second officer pilots as it continues to employ Bahrainis as cadet pilots to gradually grow in their career de... View more

Gulf Air expands international sales with APG IET

December 10, 2019

Gulf Air the national airline of Bahrain has signed up with APG to benefit from its latest ticketing solution APG IET a worldwide solution for airlines wishing to develop their global sales by interli... View more

Gulf Air and Middle East Airlines ink codeshare deal

December 3, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced a codeshare deal with Middle East Airlines-Air Liban the flag carrier of Lebanon. This agreement will see Middle East Airlines place their ME cod... View more

Gulf Air appoints Bahraini senior HR manager

November 24, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has appointed Mohammed Fakhroo as senior manager human resources operations. Fakhroo joins the airline with vast experience in the field of human resources man... View more

Gulf Air, SpiceJet sign strategic MoU

November 20, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain and India s SpiceJet signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore greater cooperation between the two airlines including an interline and codeshare ag... View more

Gulf Air, BIC and Bahrain Tourism announce new F1 packages

November 19, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain in collaboration with Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) and Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has announced the launch of holiday packages for... View more

Gulf Air gets 4-star airline rating at FTE-APEX Expo

November 13, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has received a four-star official airline rating at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) APEX Expo which is being held in Singapore. The event saw top airlines f... View more

Gulf Air to resume flights to Erbil

November 7, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain today announced the resumption of its direct services between Bahrain and Erbil in Iraq further strengthening the airline s existing Iraqi routes of Baghdad an... View more

Gulf Air adds three leisure destinations to network

November 6, 2019

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier in line with its boutique strategy to add premium leisure destinations to its delicately crafted network has revealed new additions to its 2020 network with three p... View more

Gulf Air celebrates 5 years of Moscow flights

November 5, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently celebrated five years of direct operations between Bahrain and the Russian Federation and organized an event in Moscow to commemorate the same. The ev... View more

Gulf Air joins World Travel Market

November 5, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain is participating at the World Travel Market (WTM) the world s leading travel trade show taking place in London from November 4 to 6. The airline is participati... View more

Gulf Air named ‘Official Airline Partner’ for Arabal

October 28, 2019

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) the Bahrain-based aluminium smelter has announced Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain as the Official Airline Partner for the 23rd Arab International Aluminium Conference... View more

Gulf Air welcomes new-look Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

October 22, 2019

Bahrain s national airline Gulf Air today (October 22) received its seventh Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner at Bahrain International Airport in style. Decked in its special 70th anniversary livery the aircraf... View more

Gulf Air sponsors and takes part in Women Power Summit

October 15, 2019

Gulf Air the national airline of Bahrain took part in the Women Power Summit 2019 which was held at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Hotel. As well as being a main sponsor of the two-day ... View more

Gulf Air named official carrier for key jewellery event

October 9, 2019

Danat the Bahrain Institute of Pearls and Gemstones has named Gulf Air as the official carrier of the CIBJO Congress 2019. The congress is expected to gain interest in the field of jewellery and gemst... View more

New British ambassador to Bahrain visits Gulf Air

October 2, 2019

Roderick Drummond the new British ambassador to Bahrain was recently welcomed to Gulf Air s headquarters where he met with the national carrier s chief executive officer Krešimir Kučko. During the mee... View more

Gulf Air adds four American airports through Etihad codeshare

September 19, 2019

Gulf Air the national airline of Bahrain and UAE s Etihad Airways have added four airports in the US to the list of cities served by the existing codeshare agreement for travel commencing September 23... View more

Gulf Air organises 'Kids Day' for staff

September 5, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain in collaboration with Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) and Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) recently organised a Kids Day for its staff in the airline s headquarters ... View more

Gulf Air appoints Bahraini country manager in Manila

August 27, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has appointed Waleed Dagher as the new country manager in Manila Philippines. Manila is rapidly growing as a premium touristic city and surrounded by beautiful... View more

New group of Bahraini pilots fly with Gulf Air

August 22, 2019

A new batch of Bahraini pilots recently took to the skies with Bahrain s national carrier as they completed ground and base training courses. A group of eight pilots are now operating as Second Office... View more

Gulf Air promotes five Bahrainis as cabin service managers

August 18, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently promoted five long service Bahraini staff to the role of cabin service managers a position that is ranked the highest amongst hospitality services in ... View more

Gulf Air technical standards endorsed at recent EASA audit

August 8, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has successfully completed an audit process for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and maintained its ongoing certification to carry out base mai... View more

Gulf Air carries 3.2m passengers in H1

August 5, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain carried 3.2 million passengers in the first half of 2019 up 23 per cent compared to 2.6 million passengers carried in H1 2018. According to the airline s half-... View more

Gulf Air appoints Bahraini senior manager - cargo

July 30, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has appointed Bahraini national Wael Mattar as its new senior manager - cargo. With a vast experience in airline sales and having managed Gulf Air s stations i... View more

Gulf Air adds extra flights for upcoming hajj season

July 28, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced that it will add 38 extra flights to Jeddah and Madinah to facilitate pilgrims movement to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. Starting from July 28 th... View more

Gulf Air welcomes new Bahraini pilots

July 23, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has welcomed a new batch of Bahraini pilots who have recently begun operating flights after completing all the necessary vigorous ground and base training cour... View more

Gulf Air reaffirms commitment to its workforce family

July 21, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain remains committed to investing in its Bahraini workforce and their career development by providing opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior pos... View more

Gulf Air appoints youngest Bahraini country manager in APAC

July 14, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has appointed Mohamed Al Hamer as a country manager for its Colombo and Male stations making him the youngest ever country manager for Gulf Air in the Asia Pacific re... View more

Gulf Air picks Emarsys to enhance automated communications

July 10, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has signed a partnership deal with Emarsys - a leading independent marketing platform company - to enhance its customer automated communication systems. With this dea... View more

Gulf Air appoints first Bahraini female country manager

July 7, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has appointed Shams Al Doseri as a country manager for its Addis Ababa station. This appointment makes Al Doseri the first Bahraini female to run a Gulf Air station. ... View more

Gulf Air agrees to back national sports clubs in Bahrain

July 4, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has further strengthened its commitment in serving the youth and sports movement in the kingdom by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Yo... View more

Gulf Air names new country manager for Dubai

June 26, 2019

Gulf Air has appointed Esam Abdulhameed Al Hammadi as the country manager for its Dubai station. With a vast experience in airline sales and having managed Gulf Air s hub station in Bahrain Al Hammadi... View more

Gulf Air to broadcast UN videos on IFE system

June 25, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain will broadcast United Nations award-winning series of short feature stories - UN in Action that reports on the organisation s peacekeeping efforts as well as U... View more

Gulf Air to start five weekly flights to Maldives

June 22, 2019

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has announced plans to launch five weekly non-stop flights to its newest destination Male in the Maldives. The airline welcomed its third Airbus A320neo which on Oc... View more

Gulf Air continues to back Bahrain Airshow

June 19, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain will again become the official carrier of the Bahrain International Airshow in its sixth and seventh editions in 2020 and 2022. The airline signed a sponsorshi... View more

Gulf Air inaugurates Salalah route

June 16, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain celebrated its inaugural summer service to and from Salalah yesterday as the airline resumed the popular route. Gulf Air s flight GF548 was welcomed into Salal... View more

Gulf Air launches debut flight to Spanish city Malaga

June 15, 2019

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has announced the launch of its inaugural summer service to Malaga Costa del Sol in South Spain. The Gulf Air s flight GF021 was welcomed into Spanish airport with ... View more

Gulf Air participates in Imex Frankfurt

May 30, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain showcased its latest products services and destinations at the recently concluded Imex Frankfurt which was held in Germany from May 21-23. The exhibition is on... View more

Gulf Air to deploy Dreamliner to Baku for UEFA final

May 23, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air will be upgrading its aircraft scheduled to operate to Baku on May 29 in a move to facilitate and ease the travel of football fans flying out to Azerbaijan to watch t... View more

Gulf Air offers extra baggage allowance for university students

May 12, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has enhanced the baggage allowance for all college and university students with an additional free of charge 23 kg bag. The new baggage allowance is applicable... View more

Gulf Air chooses Michelin as exclusive tire supplier

May 2, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has chosen leading tyre technology company Michelin to equip every aircraft type within its fleet including its brand new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner s Ai... View more

Gulf Air signs strategic deals with French industrial giants

April 29, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain said it has signed a number of agreements with leading French companies - Thales Michelin CFM Safran Landing System and Epcor (Air France Industries KLM) durin... View more

Gulf Air, Oman Air boost codeshare agreement

April 28, 2019

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air and Oman Air have expanded their existing codeshare agreement allowing passengers to benefit from the outstanding products and services offered by the two airlines.... View more

Gulf Air includes bicycles as free baggage allowance for athletes

April 24, 2019

Gulf Air has enhanced its baggage allowance for cyclists to include one free bicycle over and above their original ticket baggage allowance. The new policy has been introduced in response to an increa... View more

Gulf Air to continue operating flights to Colombo

April 22, 2019

National carrier Gulf Air has announced that it will continue to operate flights to Sri Lanka s capital city Colombo despite the deadly bombings that killed more than 200 people and injured hundreds o... View more

Gulf Air completes IOSA audit, renews registration

April 21, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has successfully completed the internationally recognised biennial Iata Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Safety Audit Registry until M... View more

Export Bahrain, Gulf Air to offer SMEs discounts on exports

April 16, 2019

Export Bahrain a national development initiative has signed an exclusive partnership with Gulf Air s Falcon Cargo to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Bahrain exporting their goods ... View more

Etihad, Gulf Air enter codeshare partnership

April 14, 2019

ETIHAD Airways the national airline of the United Arab Emirates and Gulf Air the national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain have signed a codeshare partnership for travel commencing with the summer sc... View more

Batelco, Gulf Air renew partnership deal

April 14, 2019

Batelco a leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain and Gulf Air the Kingdom s national carrier have renewed their partnership agreement for a further 3-year term to provide Batelco s Al Dana Club... View more

Gulf Air in talks to boost Russia trade ties

April 13, 2019

National carrier Gulf Air said it recently held discussions with Bahraini-Russian Intergovernmental Commission officials to explore possibilities of trade economic scientific and technological opportu... View more

Gulf Air cancels Bahrain-Sudanfl flights

April 11, 2019

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has announced that it has cancelled its flight to Sudanese capital Khartoum following the military coup and the declaration of state of emergency in the North Afric... View more

Gulf Air celebrates one year anniversary of its new brand

April 7, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain is celebrating one year since launching its new brand at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2018. Millions of viewers globally witnessed the new look an... View more

Gulf Air achieves best seat load factor in five years

March 28, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has achieved its best February results in five years with the highest seat load factor for February since 2014; immediately a month after launching the boutiqu... View more

Gulf Air 'fastest growing airline' in ME

March 21, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain was recently named the Fastest Growing Airline in the Middle East region at the 19th Airline Marketing Workshop organised by Athens International Airport in th... View more

Etihad, Gulf Air ink codeshare deal

March 20, 2019

UAE s Etihad Airways and Gulf Air the national airline of Bahrain have signed a codeshare partnership. The announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two carri... View more

Gulf Air welcomes new president of its National Labour Union

March 14, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain welcomed Sameer Sedeeq Hashem as the new president of its National Labour Union. Gulf Air CEO Krešimir Kučko deputy CEO Captain Waleed Al Alawi and director of... View more

Gulf air cancels flights due to pilot shortage

February 27, 2019

Hundreds of Gulf Air passengers were left stranded at Bahrain International Airport yesterday (February 26) after flights were cancelled reportedly due to a shortage of pilots reported the Gulf Daily ... View more

Gulf Air appoints new senior sales head for Europe, Asia Pacific

February 25, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has named Rashid Abdulrahman Al Gaoud as the new senior manager of sales for the European and Asian Pacific regions. Al Gaoud has been part of the Gulf Air fam... View more

Gulf Air to launch flights to Salalah

February 13, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has announced plans to launch flights to Salalah Oman starting in June. Operating from June 15 to September 14 Salalah will be added as a seasonal summer destination ... View more

Gulf Air to launch new Spain route this summer

February 6, 2019

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has revealed its first new destination for 2019. Flights to Malaga - Costa del Sol in Spain will commence on June 14 and will operate until September 15. Malag... View more

Gulf Air, Royal Air Maroc sign special prorate deal

January 22, 2019

Bahrain flag carrier Gulf Air and Royal Air Maroc Morocco s national air carrier have signed a Special Prorate Agreement (SPA) effective from January 22. The agreement builds upon the current travel o... View more

Gulf Air backs fifth edition of ‘Shop Bahrain’

January 20, 2019

Bahrain flag carrier Gulf Air has once again announced its support for the fifth edition of Shop Bahrain the nationwide shopping festival which runs till February 2. As a strategic partner of Shop Bah... View more

Gulf Air unveils its 2019 business plans to staff members

January 20, 2019

National carrier Gulf Air recently revealed its business plans for 2019 and rolled out the newly launched boutique business model concept to its headquarter staff in an event held at the Crowne Plaza ... View more

Gulf Air conducts emergency response exercise

January 16, 2019

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air successfully conducted an emergency response exercise at the airline s headquarters last week as part of its ongoing commitment to ensure the required preparedness le... View more

Gulf Air unveils new 'boutique' business model

January 6, 2019

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier today unveiled a new vision for the airline focused on a boutique business model. The airline s senior management gave an insight into its plan to become the airlin... View more

Gulf Air showcases new aircraft, route to Bahrain media

December 30, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently arranged a trip for the Bahraini press to experience its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on a flight to one of its newest destinations Casablanca Mor... View more

Gulf Air to feature AlRawi audio books onboard

December 27, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain plans to feature a number of audio books onboard its fleet in collaboration with the Bahrain-based AlRawi Audio Books. The diverse collection of Arabic audio b... View more

Gulf Air, BTEA promote Bahrain as a wedding destination

December 26, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain in collaboration with Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) recently arranged a meeting with a well-known family from Hyderabad India to discuss the f... View more

Gulf Air flies Dreamliner to Manila

December 24, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently deployed its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Bahrain-Manila route increasing the number of destinations served by the Dreamliner to four includi... View more

Gulf Air launches new mobile app for iOS, Android smartphones

December 20, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has launched a new mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones allowing users to manage their Gulf Air trips and book flights check-in online pre-select seats m... View more

Gulf Air launches stopover packages for Bahrain

December 16, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain has announced the launch of new stopover travel packages designed to promote the Kingdom as a tourist destination to its global customer base. The new stopover... View more

Four Bahraini pilots join Gulf Air

December 5, 2018

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier recently welcomed four Bahraini pilots who joined the airline from other airlines in neighbouring countries. The return of those aviation professionals signals Gulf... View more

Rolls-Royce celebrates Dreamliner delivery to Gulf Air

November 15, 2018

Rolls-Royce celebrated the delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain by handing over a fan blade to the airline on the second day of the Bahrain Air Sh... View more

Gulf Air, Etihad sign MoU to explore alliance opportunities

November 14, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain and UAE s Etihad Airways are set to explore deeper cooperation following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Bahrain International Airsho... View more

Gulf Air celebrates inaugural Dreamliner flight to Bangkok

November 13, 2018

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier celebrated the arrival of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner inaugural flight to Bangkok which will now operate permanently on the airline s direct daily flights between B... View more

Gulf Air backs Bahrain Marathon Relay

November 7, 2018

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air has affirmed its commitment to the local community development by signing up as a Bronze sponsor to the Bahrain Marathon Relay 2018 scheduled to take place on Novembe... View more

Gulf Air promotes latest products at WTM

November 6, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain is promoting its latest products and services showcasing the airline s new brand identity at the World Travel Market (WTM) the world s leading travel trade sho... View more

Gulf Air scraps move to cut Bahraini staff

November 1, 2018

Gulf Air s Board of Directors has issued a directive to retract redundancies within Bahraini staff and to allow them to return to work. At an urgent meeting held today the board discussed the airline ... View more

Gulf Air, Thai Airways expand codeshare deal

November 1, 2018

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air and Thai Airways International have signed an expansion to the existing codeshare agreement effective from October 28. The expanded codeshare agreement will extend th... View more

Gulf Air co-hosts blood donation drive

October 28, 2018

Gulf Air Bahrain s national carrier in collaboration with King Hamad Hospital Gulf Aviation Academy and Bahrain Airport Company today participated in a blood donation drive as part of the companies ef... View more

Gulf Air moves to piece concept for baggage

October 11, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain will launch a new and simplified baggage policy providing more choice and clarity to its customers. The current weight concept will be replaced by a harmonised... View more

Gulf Air participates in IFTM Top Resa

October 7, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain recently participated in the International French Travel Market (IFTM) Top Resa which took place in Paris between September 26 and 29. The airline was featured... View more

Gulf Air, Bahrain Tourism discuss collaboration projects

October 3, 2018

Gulf Air the national carrier of Bahrain today discussed collaboration in various projects with Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) to promote both the airline and the kingdom as a leading ... View more

Gulf Air marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

October 2, 2018

Taking part and highlighting the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Gulf Air - in collaboration with Child s Wish Society - welcomed 22 little heroes to its he