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#1 2023-05-18 21:13:48

Jai Ganesh
Registered: 2005-06-28
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Gulf Air

Gulf Air


Gulf Air is the state-owned airline and the flag carrier of Bahrain, which was founded in 1950 by British Pilot Freddie Bosworth as Gulf Aviation. Headquartered in Muharraq, the airline operates scheduled flights to 52 destinations in 27 countries across Africa, Asia, and Europe. The airline's main hub is Bahrain International Airport.

Gulf Air currently serves all its destinations with a combination of the narrow body jets Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321neo, as well as the wide body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Gulf Air is the sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix and Bahrain International Airshow. It has been certified with 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax, becoming one of just sixteen airlines and only the third airline in the world and in the Middle East respectively to currently achieve this top recognition. Dubai–International is the busiest route served by the airline, with over 95 flights a week back and forth.


Gulf Air is the flagship carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and is headquartered at Muharraq. The airline offers passengers tickets at competitive prices for domestic and international destinations. It is committed to the latest in aviation technology and adherence to traditional Arabian hospitality.

On-Board Gulf Air

The airline started its services in 1950 as Gulf Aviation Company. It started off as a small-scale commuter service, serving the oil fields of the Gulf and some regional customers. It is now fully owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain through its Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. Today, Gulf Airways is a major international airline serving various destinations.

The airline has won several awards; some of the most notable ones being:

* Best Airline Award at the Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards, 2012
* Best Airline Award for promoting Corporate Social Responsibility at the fifth annual Aviation Business Awards (ABA), 2011
* Middle East's Leading Airline Rewards Program at World Travel Awards, 2009

Connectivity And Fleet Information

The current fleet strength of Gulf Airlines is 35 aircraft, which includes Airbus and Embraer planes.


With Skyhub, the airline offers world-class in-flight entertainment. With cutting-edge technology, you get to enjoy the latest in communication products. With full broadband connectivity, you can access the Internet and stay in touch with loved ones and colleagues while you fly! Mobile phone services may also be availed of and a global live television service is available on-board. You can also shop duty-free products by selecting them online and having them delivered straight to your seat. The Sky Nanny Service is exclusively designed to assist families traveling with children.

Baggage Allowance And Web Check-In

The Gulf Air baggage allowance policy states that on tickets issued wholly on flights operated by the airline, checked-in luggage should not exceed 40 kgs for Falcon Gold passengers and 30 kgs for Economy Class ones.

With the Gulf Air online check-in facility, you could avoid long queues at the airport. You may check-in 24 hours until 90 minutes before the flight departs. You may also select the seat of your choice and print your boarding pass from home. If you have only hand luggage to carry, then you may proceed directly to the departure gate with the printed boarding pass.


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