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Gulf Air is the national flag carrier of Bahrain and is headquartered in Muharraq with its hub airport at Bahrain International Airport.
Gulf Air flies to many destinations including Bahrain, Larnaca, Cairo, Addis Ababa, Paris, Frankfurt, Athens, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, Shiraz, Tehran, Baghdad, Najaf, Beirut, Karachi, Lahore, Sialkot, Dammam, Moscow, Doha, Manila and many others. 
Gulf Air's current fleet consists of Airbus A320, Airbus A321 and Airbus A330. 
Gulf Air has codeshare agreements with American Airlines, EgyptAir, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Thai Airways and Yemenia.


Frequent Flyer Program
Gulf Air operates a frequent flyer program called Falconflyer to reward regular travellers with Gulf Air. Earn loyalty points to progress to higher levels of membership and exchange the awarded Miles for free tickets or upgrades. 
Earn extra tier bonuses, generous baggage allowance, lounge access and other dedicated benefits for our premium members.


Passengers in Economy Class are entitled to 30kg and Falcon Gold passengers are allowed 40kg. 
If you are a Gold or Silver member of the Gulf Air Falconflyer programme, you also receive an additional baggage allowance over and above the applicable allowance for your journey, free of charge. Falcon Gold lounges are available in Bahrain, Dubai and London. These lounges provide premium passengers with comfort, privacy and individual service in luxurious settings.



December 2017
Gulf Air , VFS Global tie up to launch tourist visa service

Bahrain's flag carrier Gulf Air today joined hands with leading outsourcing and technology service provider VFS Global to launch a tourist visa service for its passengers flying across its world-wide network.

As part of this service, Gulf Air travellers having return tickets can apply online for a Bahrain visa or through the airline's local sales office with the required documents 30 days prior to travel period, a release said.The visa service takes a minimum of four working days to process and is done in coordination with the relevant ministries and government entities, the release added. 

October 2017
Gulf Air expands Moscow flights in S18
Gulf Air in summer 2018 season plans to expand Bahrain – Moscow Domodedovoservice, with the addition of 8th weekly flight. Airbus A320 aircraft operates this route, from 25MAR18. 

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September 2017
Gulf Air makes Nov 2017 London service changes
Gulf Air during the month of November 2017 once again adjusts operational aircraft for Bahrain – London Heathrow route, currently served by A330-200 aircraft twice a day. From 01NOV17 to 30NOV17 (except 04NOV17 and 05NOV17), 1 of 2 daily GF003/006 service will once again sees 110-seater A320 operating.

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August 2017
Gulf Air increases Russia service in W17
Gulf Air in winter 2017/18 season is expanding service to Russia, as the airline schedules daily Bahrain – Moscow Domodedovo service, effective from 29OCT17. Currently this route is served by Airbus A320 aircraft, 4 times a week. Note the operational schedule changes for winter season, including selected service departing Bahrain during overnight hours.

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August 2017
Gulf Air and Aegean Airlines ink codeshare deal

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Aegean Airlines, Greece's largest carrier, have entered into a codeshare partnership widening their respective networks across Europe and the Middle East. Specifically, travellers can now codeshare on flights from Bahrain, via Athens, to and from the European cities of Brussels and Rome while travellers from Geneva, Milan and Vienna can now codeshare on flights, via Athens, to the Kingdom of Bahrain with Gulf Air. The national carrier operates a year-round direct four weekly service between Bahrain and the Greek capital in addition to operating double daily flights or more to ten regional cities across the GCC and Mena region - allowing passengers to easily and conveniently transit through Bahrain for seamless onwards travel across the Gulf Air network.

August 2017

Gulf Air recognises top corporate clients in UAE


Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, recently hosted dinner events for the airline’s top corporate clients in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The event was hosted by Gulf Air country manager in Abu Dhabi, Madina Abdulla Albalushi and Gulf Air’s senior manager sales, Saad Al Qinni. At both events, Gulf Air representatives shared news of the airline’s progress while shedding light on various upcoming projects and initiatives. Gulf Air thanked its corporate clients for their contribution to the airline’s business throughout the year and in promoting sales across the airline’s 42 destination network


July 2017

Gulf Air hosts Dubai Travel Trade representatives

Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, recently hosted key trave trade representatives in Dubai at an event that showcased the airline's latest developments and customer-focused initiatives while thanking guests for their longstanding support. Recently, Gulf Air launched passenger facilities including prepaid seat selection, excess baggage and lounge access – all aimed at making travel even more comfortable for passengers while giving them greater control to manage various add-ons pre-travel. Additionally, the airline recently rolled outonline flight status and online group bookings facilities aimed at giving passengers more access to relevant and time-critical information and to facilitating travel across the Gulf Air network for group travellers– respectively. 

July 2017
Gulf Air announced it had appointed a new country manager for Egypt. Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced the appointment of Mr. Wael Mattar as its new Country Manager for the Arab Republic of Egypt, effective this month, July 2017. Boasting over 23 years’ experience in aviation, Mr. Mattar has previously supported the airline’s commercial mission in all of marketing and sales, representing Gulf Air in the GCC region. Gulf Air currently serves 42 cities in 25 countries, spanning three continents. The airline operates multiple daily flights between Cairo and Bahrain allowing for seamless same-day movement while offering passengers onward connectivity, via its hub at Bahrain International Airport, to and from key destinations in the GCC region, Indian Subcontinent and Europe.
July 2017
In July 2017, Gulf Air announce it had recently celebrated its newly renovated IT Data Centre acheiving tier 3 standard compliance classification. As part of the celebration, Gulf Air chief executive officer Maher Salman Al Musallam visited the IT Data Centre, formally inaugurating the upgraded facility which allows the airline to ensure that their hosted mission-critical services are continuously available.
June 2017
In June 2017, Gulf Air announced it will start its eight European service.  Gulf Air celebrated the launch of its three times weekly service to the Georgian capital Tbilisi (TBS) on 23 June. The route is its eighth into Europe, joining Athens, Frankfurt, Istanbul Atatürk, Larnaca, London Heathrow, Moscow Domodedovo and Paris CDG. Flights from the airline’s Bahrain (BAH) hub are operated by its A320 fleet and faces no direct competition.
May 2017
Gulf Air announced it will take delivery of its maiden B787-9 during the second quarter of next year. In January last year, the Bahrain-based operator confirmed it had revised an existing order with Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) for sixteen B787-8s into the larger -9 variants. Gulf Air’s B787-9s will seat 282 in a two-class configuration; twenty-six in Falcon Gold Class and 256 in Economy Class. The Trent 1000 from Rolls-Royce has been selected to power ten of the jets.


April 2017

Gulf Air announced a $37m deal for new aircraft seats for the new fleet. Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has appointed German aircraft manufacturer Recaro to supply economy class aircraft seats for the airline’s 10 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft and 29 Airbus 320/321neo aircraft. The contract, which is valued at over 35 million euros ($37.3 million), was signed at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. Since 2009, Gulf Air has deployed Recaro seats on the airline’s short-haul routes in both economy and business/Falcon Gold class. Gulf Air’s incoming fleet is composed of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, Airbus A321neo and Airbus A320neo aircraft.




Route Map 



Popular Routes


Bahrain    Athens


Baghdad    Bahrain


Cairo   Bahrain


Bahrain    Dubai


Beirut  Istanbul


Doha    Bahrain


The Fleet


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Airbus A330-200






Bahrain International Airport 

HUB Airport


Bahrain International Airport is located in Muharraq and is the hub for the national carrier of Bahrain Gulf Air. It has two runaways and can handle nearly 10 million passengers every year. Other airlines which fly to and from Air Arabia, Air India, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethihad Airways, Georgian Airways, Gulf Air, Iran Air, Iraqi Airways, Jet Airways, Kuwait Airways and many others.






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Gulf Air Flights to EntebbeFlights to East Africa got another boost this week when Bahrain’s national airline, Gulf Air, restarted flights to the Ugandan capital from its home base in Bahrain. Gulf Air last operated flights to Entebbe in 2000 and the new service will operate four times each week.

The new route joins the service launched earlier this year, from Bahrain to Nairobi, as Gulf Air continues to develop its network in East Africa.

The flight from Bahrain to Entebbe will be operated on an Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 seats in business class (designated as Falcon Gold class) and 120 seats in economy.

Gulf Air is the largest network operator in the Middle East and now is expanding services operates services to Africa with flights to Entebbe, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Cairo, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Zanzibar and Durban.

In total Gulf Air flies scheduled services to 45 destinations in 28 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe, including London Heathrow.

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Gulf Air, the principal flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has launched a new service between its base in Bahrain and the Iranian city of Isafahan.

Gulf Air will be operating the route with an Embraer E70 aircraft with three weekly flights on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The flights depart at 20.10 from Bahrain and 10.50 from Isfahan

This is Gulf Air's fourth destination in the Islamic Republic after Tehran, Shiraz and Mashhad. Gulf Air have 44 aircraft in their fleet with another 44 new aircraft on order from Boeing and Airbus.

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