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
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)