Channelling its strong in-house technical expertise, Gulf Air also successfully completed a fully insourced C1 check on its Airbus A321 aircraft at the airline’s base maintenance facility. We are optimistic for what the future holds for our national carrier and what the combined efforts of Gulf Air's Board of Directors, management team, workforce and various stakeholders can deliver as we collectively work to implement a business strategy that, as part of the airline's greater mission, further strengthens its position as a key national infrastructure asset that supports the Kingdom's economic growth.”. Barbara’s entrepreneurial spirit eventually paved the way for her to join FAI rent-a-jet as a local representative for the Middle East in January 2003. We are delighted to support the strengthening of the Kingdom’s people development and to do our part in improving the readiness of young Bahraini graduates as they embark on their professional lives. Delhi, Republic of India - 20 November 2019: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and SpiceJet, India’s favourite carrier, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore greater cooperation between the two airlines including an interline and codeshare agreement, coordinated cargo services, engineering services and pilot training. The firm engine order is valued at approximately $1.9 billion U.S. at list price, including a long-term service agreement. Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 14 July 2018: In light of Gulf Air recently being recognised for its On Time Performance (OTP) across the United Arab Emirates, H.E. The culmination of the restructuring efforts was an enhanced financial performance by 2015 in which losses had dropped to US $64 million (compared to US $520 million in 2012). Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 07 July 2019: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has appointed Ms. Shams Al Doseri as a Country Manager for its Addis Ababa station. “We have scheduled our Casablanca operations to serve regional travellers with convenient connections through Bahrain, providing excellent connectivity for travellers flying from the GCC, Indian Subcontinent and Asia. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”. Gulf Air launched a direct Moscow link in October 2014 and the route has seen steady growth. During the meeting, they discussed the long-term bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the State of Kuwait including Gulf Air and the importance of transporting passengers between the two countries throughout the years. Mr. Douglas said: “The deep ties between Abu Dhabi and Manama are well-known in the aviation world and date back nearly 70 years. In addition to the points in the USA, Gulf Air will place its ‘GF’ code on Etihad flights from Abu Dhabi to and from Bahrain, Brisbane, Jakarta, Lagos, Melbourne and Sydney for a total of 9 cities under this codeshare agreement. Today we announced our boutique concept, which will see the airline adapt a new business model to shine amongst the competitors in our own unique way. 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. Photo caption: Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Krešimir Kučko, Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi and Gulf Air Chief Operations Officer Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Abdulaziz Ismaeel are seen alongside Mr. Abdulrahman Al Hamar, Mr. Bader Al Ghawi, Mr. Mohamed Ameen Al Qasim, Mr. Abdulrahman Al Awadhi, Mr. Nooh Ismaeel and Mr. Tareq Al Meer who all successfully joined the airline as Second Officers. Other advantages of the program include the best redemption rates and the best miles earning system for premium class in the GCC and Middle East region, special online booking bonuses, a generous baggage allowance, three years’ miles validity, unlimited lounge access, priority baggage handling and guaranteed seats among many other benefits intended to make the traveling experience more enjoyable and rewarding. The reports improve flight-planning capabilities and empower pilots with unprecedented levels of insight on optimal climb speeds, cruise altitudes, and other opportunities to reduce fuel usage, thereby helping to expand their knowledge of operations and allow them to learn from previous flights. Mr. Krešimir Kučko, Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer said: “We are happy to sign this codeshare agreement with SriLankan Airlines and increase number of direct flights between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Sri Lanka”. Further information on Gulf Air’s Bahrain Tourist Visa Service can be found by visiting, calling any local Gulf Air sales office or emailing [email protected] I’m delighted with what we have achieved.”, Commenting on this achievement Gulf Air Director Information Technology Dr. Jassim Haji, said: “Gulf Air has renovated its IT Data Centre to satisfy the requirements and comply with the world renowned Tier 3 standard and achieving this classification confirms our compliance with best practice and standards as we continually strive to improve the airline’s business sustainability, continuity and commitments.”. “This not only helps us further satisfy passenger need but also creates improved connections for those passengers connecting to and from Gulf Air’s network of onwards destinations across the globe.”. “There’s still a lot of concern about shopping online and sharing credit card details, which is why Sabre developed a virtual payments solution to address payment security concerns. In line with its 5 year strategy to become a customer airline of choice, Gulf Air announced its new boutique business model concept which will reinforce its focus on product and customer experience. Gulf Air’s attendance at the event is in line with its longstanding mission and continuous efforts to promote the Kingdom of Bahrain to an international audience as a tourist and business destination. Suhail Ismaeel, Deputy CEO Capt. The evening included a number of entertaining activities and a raffle that included the airline’s tickets as prizes. With a strong presence in this market dating back to 1950 (when Gulf Air launched its Dammam operations) and 1983 (when Gulf Air launched its Riyadh and Jeddah operations) we are delighted to provide superior travel solutions that cater to the travel needs of our Saudi passengers. The guests were then taken on an exclusive guided tour of a Gulf Air aircraft where Senior Captain Mohammed Felaifel introduced them to different flight concepts, while each child took turns to experience the cockpit. Gulf Air introduced a refreshed identity including its logo, colour palette, typography and aircraft livery. 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. Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 21 July 2019: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, remains committed to invest in its Bahraini workforce and their career development by providing opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior positions in the company. “It's a very proud moment for all of us at MaXposure and we thank Gulf Air for entrusting us with this role in support of their prestigious, award-winning magazine. With over 50% of the airline’s total workforce being Bahraini, Gulf Air leads the way amongst its regional competitors in terms of nationalization, while still maintaining a multinational workforce that reflects the airline’s position as a global carrier. Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 01 August 2017: Gulf Air has announced that the Board of Directors of the airline has recently appointed Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, as Deputy Chief Executive Officer.