When it commenced operations in 1950, Gulf Air was called Gulf Aviation Company and had started as a small scale commuter server between the oil feeds in the Gulf region. It also catered to the needs of some regional customers. Today, it is fully owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain through Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company and has grown into a major international airline that offers services across multiple destinations around the world. The company believes in providing customers the latest aviation technology with state-of-the-art aircraft and seven seater planes, while offering traditional Arabic hospitality to all passengers. Over the years, this airline has been nominated for several awards and accolades, such as the prestigious Middle East’s leading airline, the Middle East’s leading cabin crew, the Middle East’s leading airport lounge and also the world’s leading airline, among several others. It also won the World’s Leading Airport Lounge Award in 2005 and the Middle East’s leading airline for first class travel in the same year.
Gulf Air Fleet
Gulf Air’s fleet includes aircrafts such as the Airbus A330-200, A330-200, A321 ER, A320-200 and Airbus 320 ER. The top of the line Airbus 320 ER has 14 seats that fall under the Falcon Gold Class, while 96 seats fall under Economy Class. The A 330-200 and A 321 ER have 8 sleeper Gold Class seats each, along with 247 and 161 Economy Class seats, respectively.
Gulf Air Destinations
With its headquarters in Manama, Bahrain, Gulf Air operates flights on several routes and has service centers spread across the globe for the convenience of passengers. Its European destinations include London, Paris, Athens, Frankfurt and Moscow. In North America, the airline travels to Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Buffalo and several other destinations. It also travels to several cities in India, including Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Delhi and Mumbai. It operates flights to various other Asian destinations, including Bangkok, Manila, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi, Baghdad, Amman and Baghdad. It also covers the African continent with flights to Cairo, Khartoum and Addis Ababa.
Gulf Air On board Services
The free Sky Nanny services for passengers travelling with kids promise to make your flight a pleasurable and relaxing experience. You can take a break and doze off while the Sky Nannies care for your child. With entertainment options including coloring books, Disney movies and delicious snacks, children will have enough to do while travelling with Gulf Air. From toddlers to kids up to 10 years, Sky Nannies are qualified to assist you in taking care of your child in every way you want, including providing baby supplies.
Gulf Air Online Booking & Baggage Limit
The airline offers the advantage of getting flight tickets via online booking by paying through your credit card. Also web check in is available from 24 hours to 90 minutes before your flight departs. The baggage limit for Gold Class passengers is 40 kg and 30 kg for Economy class. In case the weight exceeds this measure, you will be liable to pay extra.