Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. Today, Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 47 cities in 26 countries spanning three continents. This year, Malaga and Salalah have been revealed as new seasonal destinations to increase the cities to 49 and in 27 countries.
The airline operates double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport.
Gulf Air currently serves all its destinations with a combination wide and narrow body fleet totalling 34 modern aircraft. The modern fleet will herald a new era for Gulf Air as it continues to enhance its product and service offering. The airline is receiving 39 new Boeing (787-9 Dreamliner) and Airbus (A320neo and A321neo ) aircraft from 2018 to 2023. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline's signature family and business-friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.
Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom's on-going economic growth.
Gulf Air has been the Title Sponsor of the FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX ever since it made history as the first Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East in 2004. In addition, the airline has been Official Carrier of the biennial Bahrain International Airshow since it was first held in 2010.
- To be the regional airline of choice with a global footprint and best in class
- To connect the Kingdom of Bahrain to the world.
- To enhance the customer experience by providing safe, reliable and seamless travel, combined with our culture and delivered with unique Arabian hospitality.
- To be an employer of choice driving an innovative, commercially sustainable business that supports the economy of the Kingdom of Bahrain and is built on the highest levels of integrity and corporate social responsibility.