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Gulf Air About Gulf Air

Gulf Air is Bahrain’s flag carrier airline. The foundation dates back to the 1940s. It is one of the first commercial airlines in the Middle East. The Gulf Air airline was founded in March 1950 by Freddie Bosworth under the name Gulf Aviation. In 1973, the governments of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Qatar, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Sultanate of Oman bought the company. On January 1, 1974, the final treaty was signed which grants each of the parties 25% of the company’s shares. In 1975, the latter developed its network of destinations and its fleet. In 1981, Gulf Air became a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and in 1982 it was the first company authorized to land in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 1990, it was the first Arab company to serve Australia. 2004 was a prosperous year for Gulf Air: it carried 7.5 million passengers, its record, and achieved its best economic performance since 1997. Following the withdrawal of Qatar in 2000, then Abu Dhabi in 2006, which wanted to launch their own companies, Gulf Air becomes the national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The 2010s marked the beginning of a restructuring of the company. The opening of new routes, renewal of the fleet and the installation of a new type of cabin will boost Gulf Air’s activity.

The fleet mainly consists of Airbuses. A change has occurred in the on-board classes: Instead of the former three, there will be only two classes from mid-2010: the Economy Class and the Falcon Gold Class. The Falcon Gold Class corresponds to the First Class, but its price is based on the Business Class. The name is based on the golden hawks in the company’s logo. Falcon Gold Class passengers expect plenty of space and comfort. The equipment includes reclining seats, pillows and blankets are also available. A very special service awaits parents: the so-called Sky Nanny. This is a nanny who takes care of the little guests on board. Gulf Air also has a frequent flyer program that includes free flights and ticket upgrades. The lounges are called Falcon Gold Lounges and are located in Bahrain and Dubai. They are luxuriously equipped. Gulf Air sponsors various events such as the Bahrain Grand Prix in Formula 1.

Gulf Air Hub Airports

Bahrain International Airport (BAH / OBBI)

The center of the airline is El-Muharraq and uses Bahrain International Airport as a hub.

Gulf Air Classes of Service

On board, in addition to its Economy class, Gulf Air is equipped with the Falcon Gold class, a high-end cabin with spacious seats that can be transformed into a bed. Luxury pillows, but also blankets and a comfort kit are also available. On the ground, passengers traveling on board the Falcon Gold Class also have priority check-in or access to the lounges.

There is no domestic flight due to the small size of Bahrain country.

Gulf Air currently flies to over 50 destinations worldwide, mainly Europe, Asia, Africa and the Near and Far East. Numerous long-haul and non-stop flights are offered worldwide. International destinations include Cairo, Dehli, Kathmandu, Istanbul and Rome.

The countries where Gulf Air is flying internationally; Bangladesh, Cyprus, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates BAE) and the United Kingdom.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Aegean Airlines KLM Royal Air Maroc
American Airlines Middle East Airlines Spice Jet
EgyptAir Oman Air SriLankan Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines Philippine Airlines Thai Airways
Etihad Airways Royal Jordanian Turkish Airlines

Gulf Air Check-in

Gulf Air offers regular check-in at the counter as well as on the Internet, mobile devices and for flights from Bahrain the day before. This option exists for all flights from the airline’s hub from 24 hours before the scheduled departure.

Online Check-in

There is an optimized browser for mobile check-in and the Gulf Air app for Android users. Using the Internet and smartphones, passengers can check in from 24 hours to 90 minutes before the start, select a seat and print out their boarding passes. Customers can then drop off their luggage at the “Web Check-in Baggage drop” points at the airport and then go straight to the gate.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Gulf Air website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

Gulf Air Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

In the Falcon Gold class, a traveler can carry a maximum of 9 kg of luggage. This can be a bag with the maximum dimensions 55 x 40 x 30 cm or a clothes bag (maximum width 20 cm) plus an action bag (maximum 45 x 40 x 30 cm). In Economy Class, an airborne passenger may carry a maximum of 6 kg of luggage with maximum outer dimensions of 45 x 40 x 30 cm. For small children, 3 kg of hand luggage may be carried, which may be up to 44 x 35 x 20 cm. In addition, each passenger may take a personal item into the cabin, such as a handbag, a book or a laptop.

Checked baggage

40 kg can be given in the Falcon Gold class, 30 kg in economy class. For children over 2 years the same regulations apply. For small children (0 to 2 years) 10 kg can be carried. For both it is permitted to bring a collapsible baby carriage. Silver and gold members of the Gulf Air Falconflyer program can also carry 15 or 20 kg of luggage, while members with the status of “”Black”” can even take 25 kg. The maximum dimensions 95 x 75 x 45 cm and a maximum weight of 32 kg per piece of luggage are valid for carrying the baggage checked in. A fee of between 13 and 50 US dollars per kilogram will be charged for over-baggage depending on the route.

Other luggage

Special luggage, such as musical instruments and sports equipment listed on the airline’s website, may be carried as part of normal baggage. If the allowed baggage limit (32 kg and 190 x 75 x 65 cm) is exceeded, additional costs for over baggage will be charged.

Tripuck does not guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the information. Contact your agency or airline for actual luggage information

Gulf Air Seat Selection

At Gulf Air, passengers can reserve a desired seat while booking. The airline makes no statements as to whether this service is chargeable or not. If you do not choose your seat beforehand, you can do so free of charge at the latest when you check in. Depending on the aircraft type, seats with more legroom are also available and are distributed like the other seats.

Gulf Air Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Falcon Flyer Frequent Flyer Program

The name of the Gulf air loyalty program is Falcon Flyer. Your mileage varies according to flight distance, flight class and membership status. Membership is offered in 4 categories; Blue, Silver, Gold and Black. Silver card holders earn 25% on their flights, Gold card holders 50%, Black card holders earn 75% more Falconflyer miles

Silver, Gold and Black – premium programs for frequent travelers

The Silver Card is valid for one year. You need to collect 900 points. An additional 15 kg luggage allowance is offered. For the Gold Class, 2,500 loyalty points are required. If you accumulate 6,500 points, you get to the Black status, which is covered all the advantages. All three memberships will be valid for two years. You can use your Mile’s to get a free plane ticket and upgrade.

The mile earning information table is below .

Gulf Air operated flights Economy Class Falcon Gold
Between cities in Zone 1 50 100
Between cities in Zone 1 and Zone 2 50 100
Between cities in Zone 1 and Zone 3 100 250

Zone 1: GCC, Iraq and Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Baghdad, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Gassim, Medina, Muscat, Najaf, Riyadh, Amman, Beirut, Cairo and Khartoum)

Zone 2: Eastern Mediterranean, Indian Territory and Africa (Athens, Istanbul, Larnaca, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Dhaka, Colombo Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Sialkot, Multan, Faisalabad, Kochi, Mumbai, Trivandamthapuram, Tbilisi and Addis Ababa)

Zone 3: Far East and Europe (Frankfurt, London, Paris, Moscow, Bangkok and Manila)

Gulf Air Food & Beverage

Business class meals

Business class at Gulf Air is called “Falcon Gold”. Passengers of this class enjoy the special service of a “Sky Chef” on long-haul flights.
The food can be ordered here at any time. Individual advice from the “Sky Chef” is also possible. Gulf Air promises Falcon Gold passengers a “special fine dining experience”. In the Falcon Gold Class, Gulf Air offers a selection of various starters and Arabic mezze, European and Far Eastern main courses. Finally, a dessert or a cheese platter can be chosen. Upon request, the “Sky Chef” recommends corresponding drinks for the individual dishes.

Special meals

Gulf Air offers its passengers a variety of special dishes that meet religious, ethical or health requirements. These should be pre-ordered at least 24 hours before departure. Passengers who want to eat according to Muslim regulations do not have to pre-order a special meal. Gulf Air only offers food that is halal.

Passengers can pre-order kosher food, meals that comply with the rules of Hinduism or Jainism, vegetarian dishes in the western or oriental style, vegetarian raw food or vegan food. In addition, gluten-free, low-salt, low-fat, low-lactose and low-calorie meals are offered, as well as light food, diabetic-friendly meals and meals especially for babies and children.

Gulf Air Inflight Entertainment

Because of its warm hospitality and the exclusive atmosphere on board at Gulf Air flights , the airline is very popular worldwide. In every booking class, passengers enjoy individual service and seats equipped with the latest technology. The service team includes selected chefs with experience in international hotels who serve their guests a varied menu. Drinks are distributed generously and warm blankets are given after eating. Children can be looked after by a trained Sky Nanny. This exceptional service earned Gulf Air the “family-friendly” rating.


Via the in-flight Falcon entertainment portal, Gulf Air passengers can use the Internet during the flight. All travelers have to do is switch on their smartphone, tablet or laptop, activate the WLAN and open a browser. This automatically forwards you to the portal. Log-in takes place via Deutsche Telekom hotspots. To do this, travelers must enter their name, email address and valid credit card details. The cost of $ 15 or $ 22 will be charged to the credit card. Afterwards, passengers can surf the Internet, check their e-mails and even make calls on board via Skype. If the access has not yet expired, it is also available for connecting flights.

Gulf Air Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Gulf Air.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Gulf Air Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Gulf Air lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Gulf Air
IATA ICAO Callsign

Owner: State Owned
Frequent Flyer Program: Falcon Flyer
Company slogan: -

Number of Aircraft: 34
Destinations:  50
Average Age of Aircraft: 6.6
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A320, Airbus A320neo, Airbus A321-200, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Head Office: PO Box 138, Building 138, Road 238, Manama, Bahrain
Phone Number: +973 17 373 737, +973 16 199 399
Fax Number: +973 17 335 568

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