Gulf Air Reviews

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Gulf Air Reviews

Gulf Air (Arabic: طيران الخليج‎ Ṭayarān al-Khalīj) is the principal flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Headquartered in Muharraq, adjacent to Bahrain International Airport, the airline operates scheduled services to 41 destinations in 30 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe. Its main base is Bahrain International Airport and major destinations include London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai, Delhi, Karachi and Mumbai.

“Gulf Traveller” was the all-economy full service subsidiary airline of Gulf Air. Its main base was Abu Dhabi International Airport. It was briefly relocated between Bahrain and Muscat airports after Abu Dhabi pulled out of the Gulf Air consortium in 2005, and in May 2007 Oman also pulled out of the group leaving Bahrain as sole owner of Gulf Air. Gulf Traveller has since been disbanded due to these changes. In the late 1940s Freddie Bosworth, a British pilot and entrepreneur, began an air taxi service to Doha and Dhahran from Bahrain. Bosworth later expanded service and on 24 March 1950 registered Gulf Aviation Company Limited as a private shareholding company. This makes its current operating company, Gulf Air, one of the oldest carriers in the Middle East. While usually providing third-party lounges at their destinations, Gulf Air’s own Falcon Gold lounge could be found at the airports of Bahrain, Dubai and London–Heathrow. Gulf Air were also the first ever shirt sponsors of Chelsea F.C. in 1983 and 1984. Gulf Air flies to 36 international destinations in 20 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe from its hub at Bahrain International Airport.

Gulf Air sponsors events, of which the most prestigious is the Bahrain Grand Prix. This is usually the first or fourth race of the Formula One season and is held in March or April of each year.

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