Change to check-in counter closing time at Bahrain International Airport
Gulf Air is committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all the airline’s valued passengers. In line with this the airline would like to inform all passengers that, effective Friday 1st June 2018, check-in counters for all Gulf Air flights at Bahrain International Airport will close 60 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure times. This is to ensure that there are no unnecessary flight delays, while keeping Gulf Air check in timings on a par with other airlines. The normal procedure for passengers is to check in and drop their baggage, once they receive the boarding pass they proceed to immigration and security, after that is done they proceed to the boarding gates. If the aircraft is not on an air bridge then they will board a bus to the aircraft. The above procedures need more than 30 minutes. In order for Gulf Air to maintain on time performance and ensure passenger satisfaction, the airline has decided to close the check in counter 1 hour before departure and the boarding gates 20 minutes before departure. Gulf Air passengers are strongly advised to arrive at Bahrain International Airport at least 3 hours in advance of their scheduled flight departure time in order to complete all check-in procedures in a timely fashion. Gulf Air always strives to serve all its passengers to the highest standards and appreciates their understanding and cooperation.