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Gulf Air Media Statement: GF155

Friday, May 27, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, can confirm that flight GF155, carrying 247 passengers, from Manila to Bahrain experienced severe turbulence while mid-flight on Friday 27 May 2016 resulting in some passengers and crew sustaining minor injuries.

Gulf Air Inflight Magazine “Gulf Life” Launches Mobile App and Website
Gulf Air Inflight Magazine “Gulf Life” Launches Mobile App and Website

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Gulf Life, the inflight magazine of the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air, has launched its mobile app “Gulf Life” and official website www.gulflife.online in addition to its social media presence, with active Facebook (Facebook/GulfLife) and Twitter (@GulfLifeMag) pages. With these launches, Gulf Life becomes digitally empowered, making its presence felt across all platforms.

Gulf Air Secures IATA Ground Operations Manual Certificate
Gulf Air Secures IATA Ground Operations Manual Certificate

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has become one of the first airlines in the region to be awarded the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Ground Operations Manual Certificate (IGOM) certifying that the airline is in full compliance with international standards of ground safety and operations.

Gulf Air Celebrates 40 Years of Direct Operations between Bahrain and Cyprus
Gulf Air Celebrates 40 Years of Direct Operations between Bahrain and Cyprus

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of its direct operations to/from the city of Larnaca in the Republic of Cyprus, giving a number of regional media members the opportunity to explore the Mediterranean island with a familiarization trip jointly hosted by The Cyprus Tourism Organization. 

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Maher Al Musallam Officially Instated as Gulf Air CEO

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Gulf Air Chief Financial, Commercial, and Technical Officers also officially instated 
Gulf Air’s Board of Directors today announced the instatement of Mr. Maher Salman Jabber Al Musallam in the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr Al Musallam joined Gulf Air as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and has been at the helm of the airline, as Acting Chief Executive Officer, since December 2012.

Gulf Air Showcases Istanbul to Muscat-Based Travel Agents
Gulf Air Showcases Istanbul to Muscat Based Travel Agents

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently gave a number of prominent Muscat-based travel agents, tour operators and select media representatives the opportunity to explore the Turkish city of Istanbul with a familiarization trip jointly hosted by the airline and OUA (Oman United Agency) Holidays. 

Gulf Air Launches Summer 2016 Schedule
Gulf Air Launches Summer 2016 Schedule

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In anticipation of the upcoming peak summer travel period Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced frequency increases to and from all of Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport and Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

Gulf Air’s Falconflyer Loyalty Programme and Europcar Partner to Reward their Members
Gulf Air’s Falconflyer Loyalty Programme and Europcar Partner to Reward their Members

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today announced a partnership between the airline’s Falconflyer Loyalty Programme and Europcar, the European leader in vehicle rental services  and a major mobility player.

Gulf Air Hosts Al Noor International School Student Visit
Gulf Air Hosts Al Noor International School Student Visit

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently welcomed 25 Al Noor International School students participating in an educational visit to the airline’s headquarters in Muharraq. 

Gulf Air to Launch Direct Flights Between Bahrain and Dhaka
Gulf Air to Launch Direct Flights Between Bahrain and Dhaka

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today announced its planned return to Dhaka, Bangladesh from Monday, 30 May 2016.

Gulf Air Marks World Health Day 2016
Gulf Air Marks World Health Day 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently marked World Health Day 2016, dedicated this year to diabetes, with a company-wide initiative consisting of raising awareness about the rise in diabetes, its consequences, how to prevent the disease, diagnose it and treat and care for those individuals with diabetes in addition to general initiatives to promote healthier lifestyles.

Gulf Air Obtains ISO Certifications
Gulf Air Obtains ISO Certifications

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

In an awards ceremony recently held at Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Muharraq headquarters, the airline was recognized by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), for successfully upgrading its Information Security Management System to the latest ISO 27001:2013 standard. The standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an Information Security Management System. 

Gulf Air Hosts Trade Luncheon in Abu Dhab
Gulf Air Hosts Trade Luncheon in Abu Dhabi

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently hosted a trade luncheon in Abu Dhabi, inviting leading Abu Dhabi-based travel agent representatives to the event that provided a forum for information exchange about Gulf Air’s latest news and developments. The airline is represented in Abu Dhabi by Country Manager Ms. Madina Al Balushi.

Gulf Air Boosts Gassim Service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Gulf Air Boosts Gassim Service in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced the upcoming increase of its Gassim service, which was launched in January 2015. Service to Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport will, effective 24th April, now be served with daily flights.

Gulf Air Offers 50% Off of Falconflyer Miles Redemption
Gulf Air Offers 50% Off of Falconflyer Miles Redemption

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently launched an exclusive offer for the airline’s Falconflyer loyalty programme members offering 50% off Falconflyer miles redemption. Customers can redeem their Falconflyer miles for Gulf Air tickets – at a 50% discounted rate – between now and 30th June 2016.

Gulf Air Appoints MaXposure Media Group as Publisher of Inflight Magazine Gulf Life

Monday, April 11, 2016

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced the appointment of MaXposure Media Group, one of the largest corporate publishing companies in South East Asia, as publisher of Gulf Air’s inflight magazine “Gulf Life.”  The appointment will take effect from May 2016.

Gulf Air Appoints Country Manager in Greece
Gulf Air Appoints Country Manager in Greece

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced the appointment of Mr. Abdul Hussain Abdul Rahman Hussain, a seasoned aviation professional with over 20 years’ experience, as its Country Manager in Greece

Gulf Air Participates in Applied Science University Career Fair
Gulf Air Participates in Applied Science University Career Fair

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, participated in the recent Applied Science University Career Fair that took place on 29th March, 2016.

Bahrain Travel and Tourism Industry Leaders Share Top Trends at Sabre and Gulf Air Event

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mobile and online travel identified as growth opportunities to promote Bahrain as an international tourist destination

Gulf Air Congratulates Leadership and People of Bahrain on the Successful 2016 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix

Monday, April 4, 2016

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today congratulated the Bahraini leadership and public on yet another successful hosting of the prestigious 2016 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

Gulf Air Brings Key Russian Travel Agents to Bahrain

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently hosted representatives from key Russian-based MICE travel agencies on a 4 day visit that gave them the opportunity to experience the comforts of flying with Gulf Air and enjoy some of Bahrain’s most notable tourist attractions.

Gulf Air and Information & eGovernment Authority Conduct Knowledge Sharing Session
Gulf Air and Information and eGovernment Authority Conduct Knowledge Sharing Session

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, and the Information & eGovernment Authority (IGA) recently conducted a knowledge sharing session at the airline's Muharraq headquarters in order to raise awareness and facilitate understanding of the protection of state information and documents, in line with the State Secrets law.

Gulf Air Honours Abu Dhabi Travel Agents
Gulf Air Honours Abu Dhabi Travel Agents

Monday, March 28, 2016

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently invited leading Abu Dhabi-based trade partners to an industry dinner at the Le Meriden Hotel, Abu Dhabi, honoring the airline’s top travel agents, informing them of Gulf Air’s latest developments and thanking them for their loyalty and continued support to Gulf Air while giving them an opportunity to enjoy an informal setting for discussion and networking with industry peers.

Gulf Air Organizes Visit to Europe for Kuwait Travel Agents and Media
Gulf Air Organizes Visit to Europe for Kuwait Travel Agents and Media

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently organized a familiarization trip to Germany and France for key Kuwait-based travel agencies and media members in recognition of their longstanding support and ongoing mutual cooperation.

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Gulf Air Poised for 2016 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Seven days away from the upcoming 2016 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX, Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier and title sponsor of the event is counting down to the most highly anticipated motor sporting and entertainment event of the year.

Gulf Air Sponsors Egyptian Women Association's International Women's Day Event in Doha
Gulf Air Sponsors Egyptian Women Association's International Women's Day Event in Doha

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, recently sponsored an event held by the Egyptian Women's Association of Qatar on the occasion of International Women's Day. Gulf Air's Country Manager in Doha Mr. Wael Mattar welcomed the attendees, praising the opportunity for dialogue about the important role of women in the community.

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Gulf Air Appoints New Country Manager for Turkey

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced the appointment of Mr. Shadi Raweh, a seasoned aviation professional, as its new Country Manager for Turkey.

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Gulf Air Unveils Local Call Centre Number in Pakistan

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today unveiled a dedicated, local call centre number in Pakistan to serve customers and passengers wishing to contact the airline from any Pakistani city. Effective today, Pakistan-based customers can call +92 21 3565 4483 to automatically connect to Gulf Air’s 24 hour Worldwide Contact Centre in Bahrain.

Gulf Air a Winner at iTECH 2016 Awards
Gulf Air a Winner at iTECH 2016 Awards

Monday, March 14, 2016

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, was recognized earlier this month at the iTECH 2016 Awards, held during Gulf Industry Fair 2016, which celebrated regional and international ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sector achievements in Bahrain.

Gulf Air Recognises Airline Procurement Staff
Gulf Air Recognises Airline Procurement Staff

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, recently celebrated the achievements of 15 members of the airline's Procurement & Logistics Department who successfully completed the requirements of three different industry certifications in: Procurement Principles, Contact Management and Managing Inventory. A ceremony was held at the airline's Muharraq headquarters in recognition of the staff members' acheivements and Gulf Air Director Procurement & Logistics Mr. Mahmood Ahmadi presented them with their certificates.

Gulf Air Participates in Ahlia University Career Fair
Gulf Air Participates in Ahlia University Career Fair

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, participated in the recent Ahlia University Career Fair that took place on 1 March, 2016. With various Gulf Air representatives on hand to talk about the airline, Gulf Air’s participation helped raise awareness of the various opportunities available at Bahrain’s national carrier, providing Ahlia University students with training and recruitment information surrounding possible internships and/or vacancies.

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Gulf Air Celebrates International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

National carrier Gulf Air today celebrated International Women's Day, recognizing female members of the airline's global workforce with activities planned across its network, including its Bahrain headquarters.

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Gulf Air Increases Saudi Operations

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, is set to increase its Riyadh service with an increase of 4 additional afternoon flights per week effective 03rd March, taking the airline’s weekly flights between Bahrain International Airport and King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 28 to a total of 32. This supplements a recent permanent increase in the carrier’s Jeddah service, to a total of 4 daily flights – effective 22nd February 2016.

Gulf Air Participates in Saudi Aramco Travel Fair 2016
Gulf Air Participates in Saudi Aramco Travel Fair 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has successfully participated in the recent Saudi Aramco Travel Fair which was held between 28 February and 3 March at Saudi Aramco's worldwide headquarters in Dhahran. Alongside over 50 travel and hospitality exhibitors, Bahrain’s national carrier showcased and promoted some of the airline’s key products and services, its attractive flight schedule to/from 5 destinations in Saudi Arabia and its flexible and convenient travel proposition.

Gulf Air Media Statement

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, can confirm that, upon arriving into London Heathrow on Tuesday 19th January, passengers on-board flight GF007 disembarked the aircraft following standard disembarking procedures in order to proceed to the terminal building. At the aircraft bridge leading to the terminal building, London police authorities questioned one passenger. 

 

Gulf Air Awarded Five Information Technology ISO Certifications
Gulf Air Awarded Five Information Technology ISO Certifications

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 30 December 2015: Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, recently became the first airline in the world to be certified with Information Technology ISO certifications in the five areas of Quality Management, Environmental Management, Service Management, Information Security Management and Energy Management Systems.

Gulf Air Opens New Sales Office in Hyderabad
Gulf Air Opens New Sales Office in Hyderabad

Monday, December 28, 2015

Hyderabad, Republic of India – 28 December 2015: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently opened a new, dedicated sales office in Hyderabad – the airline’s sixth destination in the Republic of India. The official opening ceremony was attended by Gulf Air Country Manager to India Mr. AbdulHusain AbdulRahman and the airline’s station manager in Hyderabad Mr. Jabir Ali together with a number of officials representing Hyderabad International Airport and representatives from ground handling service providers and travel partners.

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Gulf Air Records Positive Results in Quarterly Survey

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 24 December 2015: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today released the results of its quarterly Customer Satisfaction Survey results for Q3 2015. Customer comments for the period from July to September 2015 revealed an overall 31% increase in compliments, a 6% decrease in complaints and a 26% increase in the distribution of Staff Appreciation Vouchers compared to the same period last year.

Gulf Air Celebrates Bahrain’s National Day
Gulf Air Celebrates Bahrain’s National Day

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 15 December 2015: Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, celebrated the Kingdom’s National Day today at the airline’s headquarters in Muharraq. Hundreds of Gulf Air employees joined the airline’s Executive Management team and members of the airline’s three unions to partake in the airline’s annual National Day Majlis event, which started with the National Anthem, and included a range of activities such as the announcement of Gulf Air’s National Day staff photography competition winners, cutting a special National Day cake, and the distribution of National Day themed giveaways.

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Gulf Air’s Newest Routes See Strong Bookings in Advance of December Launch

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 10 December 2015: In its countdown to this month’s Multan and Faisalabad launch, Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, is witnessing strong advance bookings for both routes’ first three months of operation with a 5,000-strong advance ticket take-up ahead of this month’s launch of the service. Gulf Air will operate four weekly direct flights to Multan starting on 14 December and three weekly direct flights to Faisalabad starting from 22 December

Gulf Air Integrated Operations Centre Staff Get Advanced Flight Operations Training
Gulf Air Integrated Operations Centre Staff Get Advanced Flight Operations Training

Monday, December 7, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 07 December 2015: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently recognized four members of its workforce for having successfully completed International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Flight Operations Officer training at the Civil Aviation Training Center, Thailand.

Gulf Air Celebrates Bahraini Women’s Day
Gulf Air Celebrates Bahraini Women’s Day

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 03 December 2015: National carrier Gulf Air has celebrated Bahraini Women’s Day with a dedicated week-long tribute to key Bahraini female members of the airline’s workforce across its official social media platforms. The Bahraini women that were recognized in the social media campaign represented a cross section of the airline’s female workforce and included: Ameera Mohammed Ahmed, Accounts Payable Analyst, Wafa Adel, Line Manager Coordinator, Ameera Mohamed Al Jasim, Administration Assistant, Dr. Rasha Hamad Al Amer, Senior Manager Medical Services and Fayza Ameen Al Mukharreq, Manager Network Planning.

Gulf Air Launches BBC Worldwide Channels Onboard
Gulf Air Launches BBC Worldwide Channels Onboard

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 02 December 2015:  Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is bringing the airline’s passengers a new entertainment experience, as it becomes the first airline in the Middle East to launch BBC Worldwide’s three newest genre brands onboard: BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC First

Gulf Air Selects Anixe and Vayant Travel Technologies for Online Shopping and Booking

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 01 December 2015: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has launched a joint-solution with Anixe, a state-of-the-art internet booking engine supplier, and Vayant Travel Technologies, a provider of customized, personalized and innovative core shopping engines, to improve the airline’s ecommerce website with a next-generation booking and shopping platform.

 

Gulf Air increase its flights between Bahrain and Hyderabad

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 17 November 2015:  Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, will increase its flights between Bahrain and Hyderabad from 05 weekly flights to daily flights from 02nd December 2015 to meet high passenger demand. 

Gulf Air and Sabre take Kuwaiti Travel Agents to France

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 10 November 2015: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, in partnership with Sabre, a leading global technology provider to the travel and tourism industry, recently organized a familiarization trip to Cannes and Paris for key Kuwait-based travel agencies in recognition of their longstanding support and ongoing mutual cooperation.

Gulf Air Completes Electronic Flight Bag Roll Out

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Gulf Air Completes Electronic Flight Bag Roll Out

National carrier eliminates paper flight materials using Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro

Gulf Air Hosts Trade Union Meeting

Monday, October 26, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 26 October 2015: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today hosted a meeting between H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al-Khalifa, Chairman of the airline’s Board Executive Committee and member of Gulf Air’s Board of Directors, Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam, Gulf Air A/Chief Executive Officer and representatives from the airline’s three trade unions to address organizational and workplace matters.

Gulf Air Showcases Bahrain to British Media

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 25 October 2015: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, gave a number of British lifestyle and travel media representatives the opportunity to visit and explore Bahrain earlier this month with a familiarization trip jointly hosted by the airline and Art Rotana Hotel & Resort, a 5 star luxury seafront property located in Amwaj islands.