Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. Today, Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 47 cities in 26 countries.
Gulf Air currently serves all its destinations with a combination of wide and narrow body fleet of 34 aircraft. The airline received 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s and 1 Airbus A320neo aircraft in 2018. In 2019 the airline will further receive 2 Dreamliner’s and 4 A320neos in 2019. The modern fleet will herald a new era for Gulf Air as it continues to enhance its product and service offering. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline’s signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.
Gulf Air has been the Title Sponsor of the FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX ever since it made history as the first Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East in 2004. In addition, the airline has been Official Carrier of the biennial Bahrain International Airshow since it was first held in 2010.
Gulf Air operates double daily flights from London Heathrow International Airport (terminal 4) to Bahrain International Airport.
In winter, flight times are:
Morning flight time: 0930am
Evening flight time: 0950pm
In summer, flight times are:
Morning flight: 1000am
Evening flight: 1005pm
Distance is 3169 miles
In Falcon Gold cabin, the airline offers maximum comfort with its flatbed seats in individual suites which provide privacy and personalised space for each passenger. With 80-90” seat pitch and 22” screen size, passengers can enjoy long-haul flights and be entertained with a variety of IFE content. During overnight flights, a turndown service is offered to passengers to turn their seats into beds with special thin mattresses and bedding sheets. A Pyjama and slippers are offered along with a branded amenity kit which contains tooth brush, tooth paste, mouth wash, lip balm, socks and eye mask. Afternoon tea is offered during daytime flights which includes a variety of tea and coffee selection, sandwiches, cakes, fruits and scones.