“Gulf Air,” doesn’t that sound refreshing? Gulf Air is headquartered in Muharraq, Bahrain at the Bahrain International Airport. They are owned by the Government of Bahrain and were originally called the Gulf Aviation upon their founding in 1950 by a British pilot/entrepreneur named Freddie Bosworth. This makes Gulf Air one of the oldest operating carriers in the Middle East. In 1983-84 they tipped their hat to their British roots and were the first ever jersey sponsors of Chelsea F.C. They’re also big fans of Formula One, as they’ve been sponsors of the Bahrain Grand Prix for a while now.
Gulf Air flies to multiple destinations in Africa, Europe, Far East (Bangkok and Manila), GCC, the Indian Subcontinent and MENA. You can find out about specific cities within these areas that they fly to on their destinations page. Chances are, you’ll add some more places to your bucket list with some of the names: try to impress your friends at dinner with saying, “I think I’ll book a flight to Thiruvananthapuram on Gulf Air tonight.” Try it.
They are not a part of any alliances, but they do have a frequent flyer program called Falconflyer. You can compares fares for Gulf Air flights now with FareCompare.
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Latest Gulf Air Information Last modified: Sep 30, 2011 12:27:21 PM EDT
Gulf Air Baggage Fees
With airline service fees and baggage fees continuing to rise, cost-conscious consumers may want to check for updated fees before making a travel decision. Current bag fees for Gulf Air are listed below. If you need more info, your carrier's web site should have more detailed information. Additionally, all airlines traveling from, to, or within the United States are required to specify all baggage and special item charges at the time of passenger fare quote.
- First Bag:N/A
- Second Bag:N/A
- First Bag:Free
- Second Bag:Free
See more information on rules, guidance, and enforcement orders for baggage issues at the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's Baggage Fee Disclosure Rules page.