Gulf Air

Airline info

  • Address: P.O. Box 138, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Contact number: +973 17373737
  • Website: www.gulfair.com
  • IATA code/ICAO code: GF / GFA

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2023): 67.9%
  • Average age of fleet (2024): 6.3 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 1
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 7/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: 6/7
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also www.airlineratings.com
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also www.airlineratings.com

Born as a multinational airline for the States of Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman, Gulf Air is today the State-owned, national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It’s Golden Falcon logo has always been a symbol of high standards of service, as those implemented on its new fleet of long-haul Boeing 787-9s. In Business Class, besides a Skychef, it features two unique offerings like the Skynanny for families travelling with small children, and an ‘Oh, so British’ afternoon tea service. It recently introduced in the fleet the Airbus A321LR, fitted with lie-flat seats in Business Class. It is the main sponsor of the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix (Photo Wikimedia Commons / Steve Lynes)

  • Name: Gulf Air
  • Date founded: March 24, 1950 (as Gulf Aviation)
  • IATA code/ICAO code: GF / GFA
  • CEO: Kresimir Kucko
  • Address: P.O. Box 138, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Contact number: +973 17373737
  • Website: www.gulfair.com
  • Hub: Bahrain
  • Focus cities: None
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: FalconFlyer
  • Fleet:

    31 aircraft

    • 7 Boeing 787-9 / 282 seats (26 Business, 256 Economy)
    • 6 Airbus A321-200 / 169 seats (8 Business, 161 Economy)
    • 1 A321neo / 169 seats (8 Business, 161 Economy)
    • 6 Airbus A320neo (LR) / 136 seats (14 Business, 122 Economy)
    • 11 Airbus A320-200 / 110-136 seats (14 Business, 96 Economy or 16 Business, 120 Economy)
  • Type of carrier: Full-service
  • Skytrax* rating: 3-STAR
  • * SKYTRAX (www.skytraxratings.com) is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    2 bags for a total weigh of 64kg in Business, 2 bags for a total weigh of 46kg can be checked-in for free on any flight; Economy Deal and Basic fares do not include any checked baggage allowance

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Free for Business passengers; in Economy, pre-selection of seats is subject to a fee varying from BHD1-20 (2.5-53USD) depending on the route and type of seat

  • Priority check-in:

    Business passengers plus Falcoflyer Silver, Gold and Black members

  • Fast track at security:

    Business passengers plus Falcoflyer Black members

  • Access to lounge:

    Business passengers plus Falcoflyer Silver, Gold and Black members

  • Priority boarding:

    Business passengers plus Falcoflyer Silver, Gold and Black members

  • Seat pitch:
    • 83 inches (211cm) in Business, 32 inches in Economy on the B787-9;
    • 77 inches (195cm) in Business, 32 inches (81cm) in Economy on the A321neo (LR);
    • 45 inches (114cm) in Business, 32 inches in Economy on the A321-200;
    • 77 inches (195cm) in Business, 34 inches (86cm) in Economy or 45 inches (114cm) in Business, 32 inches(81cm) in Economy on the A320neo and A320-200
  • Seat width:
    • 22 inches (56cm) in Business, 17.5 inches (44.5cm)  in Economy on the B787-9;
    • 22 inches (56cm) in Business, 18 inches (46cm) in economy on the A321-200, A320neo and A320-200
  • USB port and power socket:

    Power sockets available at every seat on the B787-9

  • Lie-flat seat:

    In Business on the B787-9, A321neo (LR) and selected A320neo

  • Vanity kit:

    In Business on long-haul flights

  • IFE screen width:

    22 inches (56cm) in Business, 11.6 inches (29.5cm) in Economy on the B787-9; individual IFE screens are available at all seats in all classes on the A321neo (LR), A321-200, A320neo and A320-200

  • Wi-fi:

    No

  • Inflight magazine:

    Gulf Life

  • Onboard kit for kids:

    No

  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary, alcoholics included, in all classes on all flights

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: Not
  • Pets:

    Not allowed in the passenger cabin

Gallery

Write a review

(You must be logged to write a review) Click here to Login or Register
*
*
*
*

Assign a value to all the voices

Average Rating
*
*