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Established in the year 1950 as Gulf Aviation, Gulf Air is the flag carrier of Bahrain. The airline is headquartered in Muharraq, and has its main operating hub situated at the Bahrain International Airport. Gulf Air operates scheduled flights to more than 40 destinations in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa and Europe. The airline offers 2 classes of service – Economy, and Falcon Gold.

In-flight Amenities

Seats offered in the Falcon Gold are comfortable and can be converted into fully flat beds, spacious enough even for someone who is more than 6 feet tall. Passengers in the Economy class don’t complain either as the seats come equipped with features like superior recline, ample legroom and headrest. While Falcon Gold passengers are offered elaborate meals that are prepared by world class chefs, Economy class passengers are offered the perfect mix of appetizers, main courses and drinks. Gulf Air has a great in-flight entertainment system that offers everything from radio programmes and TV shows to movies and games.


Gulf Air’s network of flights spans across Asia, Africa and Europe. Although the airline flies to many destinations, some of the most popular ones include:

  • London
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Dubai
  • Istanbul
  • Bangkok
  • Johannesburg
  • Moscow
  • Hong Kong
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Frankfurt
  • Shanghai
  • Sydney

Flying from the UK

Gulf Air check-in counter is situated at Terminal 4 of the London Heathrow Airport.

Other Services & Facilities

Check-in: Opt for the airline’s web check-in facility and save time and energy. Web check-in begins 24 hours in advance and ends 90 minutes before the flight’s scheduled departure.

Frequent Flyer Program: Falcon Flyer is the frequent flyer program of the airline. Under this program, passengers earn a specific number of miles and loyalty points every time they travel with the airline. The four membership levels offered are Blue, Silver, Gold and Black. After you attain a specific number of miles you can exchange them for rewards like free tickets, free upgrades and discounts.

Lounges: Gulf Air has a number of lounges at various airports across the world.