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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.
21st May 2018
Gulf Air receives first delivery of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
In late April, Gulf Air added its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to its fleet. The aircraft was delivered to its hub at Bahrain International Airport from Boeing's factory in the USA.
There was a lot of coverage from the Bahraini media and others involved in the aviation industry. The aircraft was met with a traditional water cannon salute. On-board the aircraft was Gulf Air CEO, Krešimir Kučko, and a number of the airline's other key members.
Speaking on the matter, the Gulf Air Chairman expressed that they are very happy with the airline's new aircraft and desrcibed it as a game-changer that will improve their product and customer experience, whie also allowing them to expand their network.
In 2018, Gulf Air will fly eight new routes to a list of international destinations including, Sharm El Shaikh, Alexandria, Casablanca, and Bangalore
10th May 2018
Gulf Air update service to Larnaca to make it daily
In summer 2018, Gulf Air will increase the number of flights from its hub Bahrain International Airport (BAH) to Larnaca International Airport (LCH). The popular route that connects Bahrain with Cyprus will now run once a day, every day. This new change to the schedule is said to be permanent. This comes as part of a larger strategy which will see the airline's summer 2018 schedule operate 200 more weekly flights in comparison to 2017.
The Bahrain–Lanarca service will continue to operate using the Airbus A3200-100/200. The jorney takes an estimated 3 hours and 30 minutes.
8th May 2018
Gulf Air launch route between Casablanca and Manama in summer 2018
On 11th June, Gulf Air are starting a service that will run five times a week between Casablanca and Manama. The journey will take an estimated 7 hours and 20 minutes and the airline will use their newly acquired Boeing 787 aircraft to operate the service.
In a statement, the Bahraini airline described this new route that will connect Bahrain and Morocco as a 'major leap' in their current expansion plan.
28h April 2018
Gulf Air welcomes Boeing 787 to its fleet of aircraft
Recently, Boeing completed the delivery of the 787 Dreamliner jet to airline Gulf Air. This 787 aircraft will be the first of its kind to fly with the Bahrani carrier and will operate two times a day on a service between Bahrain International (BAH) and London Heathrow (LHR).
Gulf Air CEO, Krešimir Kučko, described the arrival of the 787 aircraft as a historic moment. He also stated, "The 787- Dreamliner orders will ensure we maintain of the youngest fleets in the region while building upon our award-winning reliaibility."
Gulf Air will receive another four Boeing 787s in 2018.
10th April 2018
Gulf Air puts new Dreamliner in pole position
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, and title sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix, took advantage of the major racing event to showcase its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, which also featured new Gulf Air livery.
The new fleet entry will be delivered on 27 April and serve Gulf Air’s double daily London Heathrow service, offering increased capacity and enhanced products and services, from 15 June this year.
A total of five Dreamliners will enter Gulf Air’s fleet by the end of 2018, with an additional two aircraft arriving by the end of 2019, and three by the end 2020.
This summer, Gulf Air will launch flights to new destinations including Bangalore, Alexandria, Casablanca, Baku (Azerbaijan) plus Abha and Tabuk (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). Calicut (India) and Sharm el Shaikh
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Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will offer 282 seats in a 2-2 configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 economy-class seats.
Kresimir Kucko, Gulf Air chief executive, said: “As the proud title sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix since it first made history in 2004, it is fitting that we use this platform today to reveal our new Gulf Air livery and our new brand. Public reaction to witnessing the return of the Gulf Air fly-pass at the Bahrain Grand Prix and to getting an early glimpse of one of our newest incoming aircraft has been overwhelmingly positive."
6th April 2018
Gulf Air reveals new branding, prepares for first 787
Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air expects to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 by the end of this month, the airline said April 6, as it unveiled the first look at its new branding.
The airline expects its Boeing 787-9—the first of 10—to be delivered on April 27. It marks the start of a complete rollover of the airline’s fleet, with the new orders including 17 Airbus A321neo and 12 A320neo, as well as six further options for 787s. The new aircraft will replace the A320s, A321s and A330-200s that currently constitute the fleet. The first two 787-9s will serve Gulf Air’s double-daily London Heathrow service, offering increased capacity and improved on-board products and services, from June 15. The 787-9s will have a two-class, 282-seat configuration with a 26-seat Falcon Gold business-class cabin, plus 256 seats in economy.
A new business class section will be “best in class,” according to CEO Krešimir Kučko, who has said that new business-class seats had been benchmarked not against other carrier’s business class, but first-class, seats. While declining to give further details, he said the cabin would be considerably better than normal business-class offerings from other airlines.
“The same goes with the neo. It will have lie-flat seats in business-class in the A321s flying the longer destinations, such as Paris and Frankfurt.” The airline’s current A321s also have this feature—unusual in a single-aisle aircraft. Gulf Air says that the arrangement has proved popular on the Bahrain-Paris run.
The airline also unveiled its new branding. The current livery of a gold forward fuselage and dark blue engine nacelles will be replaced with an all-white fuselage, with oversized Gulf Air titles on the forward fuselage and a more naturalistic rendition of the company’s falcon logo on the fin. The engine nacelles are painted gold.
The airline said it will reveal further details over the coming weekend, during the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix motor race.
22nd March 2018
Gulf Air launch routes to Egypt and Sauidi Arabia
The national carrier of Bahrain, Gulf Air, will be operating new routes for the summer with direct flights to be launched to two new cities each in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The carrier will fly direct to the Egyptian cities of Alexandria (thrice-weekly service from June 10) and Sharm El Shaikh (a twice-weekly service from June 16) as well as expanding to the Saudi Arabian cities of Abha and Tabuk with five weekly flights from June 15. The network expansion is in conjunction with the airline’s new aircraft deliveries, of which five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and two Airbus A320neos will enter Gulf Air’s fleet by end-2018. Gulf Air chief executive officer, Krešimir Kučko, said: “We are delighted to launch two very attractive destinations in both Egypt and Saudi Arabia – countries with which we have held longstanding and historic ties and which continue to be an incredibly important market for Gulf Air. As we begin to welcome our new incoming fleet, our network will continue to expand giving our passengers greater travel options across the globe, onboard state-of-the-art aircraft and with superior products and services.”
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.
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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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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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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.