Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today congratulated the Bahraini leadership and public on the Kingdom’s successful 10th hosting of the prestigious 2014 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix and the Kingdom’s first-ever Formula One night race.
Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maher Salman AlMusallam stated, “The success of this year’s race is a testament to the commitment and efforts of the Bahraini people and our leadership – ongoing efforts that have been fruitful over the past ten years in securing the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix as a firm favorite amongst fans from all over the world and garnering Bahrain global recognition as a business and tourism destination in the Gulf as well as the home of motorsport in the region.”
“As title sponsor, the national carrier’s continued alliance with this world-class event reinforces our role in supporting the Kingdom’s growth and development. H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister’s support of our title sponsorship reflects the national carrier’s integral role in supporting Bahrain’s economy. Gulf Air is proud to have brought so many first-time and recurring visitors to the Kingdom to watch the race and enjoy the many other world-class facilities that Bahrain offers. We look forward to welcoming more visitors to Bahrain for many years to come and continuing our successful partnership with Formula One going forward.” concluded Mr. AlMusallam.
Gulf Air has been the title sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix since it made history in April 2004 as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East. Since then, the airline has been instrumental in the success of the event and the benefits it has brought to Bahrain’s economy.
Gulf Air is a proud ambassador for Bahrain and takes its role in supporting the country’s diversification in areas such as tourism very seriously. Gulf Air was also the Official Airline and Sponsor of the Bahrain International Airshow 2014.