Thursday, November 10, 2016
On the sidelines of the World Travel Market and in line with Gulf Air’s longstanding mission and continuous efforts to promote the Kingdom of Bahrain to an international audience as a tourist and business destination, Gulf Air and Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority presented a grand prize to visit the Kingdom and attend the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today participated in World Travel Market (WTM), the world's largest travel trade show, taking place in London from 7 to 9 November alongside Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority and a number of Bahraini travel and tourism industry representatives including hotels, travel agencies and destination management companies.
Monday, November 7, 2016
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, today announced a partnership with Akruu, an innovative online loyalty portal that provides members the opportunity to earn Gulf Air Falconflyer miles through Akruu’s unlimited evolving and dynamic offers, further enhancing the airline’s portfolio of corporate accounts.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently took home 3 awards for its Information Technology achievements: “Technology Innovation of the Year” at the Aviation Business Awards 2016 (the leading awards programmes for the Middle East aerospace industry), “Hospitality and Tourism Deployment of the Year” at the seventh annual Computer News Middle East (CNME) ICT Achievement Awards (organized by CPI Media Group, the region’s leading IT publisher) and “Best Airline in Technology - Middle East” at the Global Enterprise Connect (GEC) Awards 2016 (one of the region's biggest celebrations of IT excellence).
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently received Bahrain Cancer Society representatives at the airline’s Muharraq headquarters, presenting them with the proceeds of the airline’s recent Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser, which the airline’s staff contributed in support the Society’s cancer research efforts.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently commenced a five-month training course for the airline’s global network of representatives – bringing Gulf Air Country Managers to Bahrain to take part in a comprehensive program that will equip them with the requisite tools and skillset to better achieve their tasks, positively enhance their knowledge base and support their work abroad.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced the upcoming increase of its flights to and from the Saudi capital city of Riyadh from 32 to 35 weekly flights starting from 30th October 2016 to meet high passenger demand. The airline’s 5 daily Riyadh service will better serve passengers affording them with greater choices and enhanced two way connectivity across the Gulf Air network.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today held a Breast Cancer Awareness workshop at the airline’s Muharraq headquarters, marking Breast Cancer Awareness month. The event was attended by Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam and members of the Gulf Air family.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has brought back the popular half-price miles redemption promotion for its FalconFlyer members, following positive passenger feedback from a similar offer earlier this year. The promotion for 50% off FalconFlyer miles redemption allows Gulf Air passengers travelling on Economy class and Falcon Gold across the airline’s network during the month of November to redeem their FalconFlyer miles for Gulf Air tickets – at a 50% discounted rate*.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently welcomed youth participants of the 1st Bahrain International Airport Summer Programme at the company's headquarters in Muharraq, providing them with a tour of the airline’s headquarters, an aircraft site visit which included interactive discussion on the national carrier’s history in Bahrain and the region.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently won the Best IT Security Project Award during the Security Advisor Middle East event. Organized by CPI Media Group and held at Al Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai, the event was attended by security decision makers and IT professionals from various Middle East companies representing a wide range of backgrounds and industries.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has launched its sale season campaign, slashing fares up to 55% for passengers travelling across the airline’s network for the period of 01 September until 10 December 2016. The tickets will be available for purchase starting from 01st to 15th September 2016, offering attractive and low prices to many winter city breaks and year-round summer destinations.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently conducted a 2 day interactive awareness workshop on Business Continuity Management (BCM) which was delivered by industry experts. The workshop was attended by more than 30 employees from various departments of the airline.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2016, the selection of Thales AVANT In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system for the airline's 39 new aircraft orders of B787-900, A320 NEO and A321 NEO. The first B787-900 and A320 NEO deliveries are scheduled for 2018 and the A321 NEO delivery will start in 2020.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
National carrier Gulf Air commenced its Ramadan iftar meal box distribution initiative last week, with members of the airline’s workforce helping ensure the safety of drivers on the road and facilitate the breaking of their fast by distributing Ramadan iftar meal boxes at the Bahrain Map junction, leading to Services Road.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has posted its 2015 financial and operational results, revealing a fall of almost BHD40 million in the airline’s annual losses from BHD62.7 million in 2014 to BHD24.1 million in 2015 – equivalent to a landmark 62% reduction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.