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
Feb5
Gulf Air Resumes Baghdad Flight Operations After Suspension Due to Safety Concerns
Thursday, February 5, 2015
BAHRAIN - Gulf Air announced it will resume its flights to and from Baghdad International Airport starting  Saturday 7th February.  Read More
Jan17
Gulf Air Announces 3-year MRO Agreement with JorAMCo to Cover Fleet Heavy Maintenance and ‘C’ Check Requirement
Friday, January 17, 2014
SAKHIR AIRBASE, Bahrain - Gulf Air announced today during  the Bahrain International Airshow it signed a three-year maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) agreement with JorAMCo a Jordan based MRO facility, covering the airline’s heavy maintenance and ‘C’ check fleet requirements. Read More
Dec15
Gulf Air Launches First Flight to Trivandrum International Airport - Fifth Destination in India
Sunday, December 15, 2013
MANAMA - Gulf Air, today launched its first flight to Trivandrum International Airport, starting its operations of five weekly flights between Bahrain and Thiruvananthapuram in India. Read More
Dec12
Gulf Air Announces the Launch of Flights to Sialkot in Pakistan
Thursday, December 12, 2013
MANAMA - Gulf Air, announced today that it will start flight services to its fifth destination in Pakistan - Sialkot - on Tuesday 17th January 2014, with two flights per week.  Read More
Dec8
Gulf Air Launches First Flight to Al Maktoum International Airport - Dubai World Central
Sunday, December 8, 2013
MANAMA - Gulf Air, today launched its first flight to Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), flight GF578 departed Bahrain International Airport at 09:30 arriving in Al Maktoum International Airport at 11:45. Read More
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