Gulf Air

Gulf Air

The National Airline of Bahrain

Based on 1473 ratings

About Gulf Air

IATA code GF
Bahrain headquarters Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Main operational airport Bahrain International Airport
Number of destinations covered by Gulf Air 50
Most popular destination BAH, RUH, MNL, DXB
Most popular routes RUH - BAH, RUH - MNL, RUH - CMN, CAI - BAH
Year of establishment 1950
Parent company Gulf Air Group Holding Company
Popular fleet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Airbus A321neo, Airbus A320neo, Airbus 321ER, Airbus 320-200
Official airline website

Passengers who book Gulf Air flights can also avail themselves of a bouquet of services like lounge access, delicious onboard meals, Gulf Air online check-in services and many more. Founded in 1950, Gulf Air is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Recognized for its exceptional services and traditional Bahraini hospitality, it also holds the title of being one of the first commercial carriers established in the Middle East. The carrier operates a fleet of around 32 aircraft, flying to over 47 cities across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Aside from offering 2 flights per day to 10 regional cities, it also operates routes to select cities in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe. The carrier is committed to providing services to meet the ever-evolving needs of its patrons. 

Gulf Air online booking is available through Almosafer.

Gulf Air Recognitions and Awards

Year Award/Nomination

Award / Nomination Type


Five Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax


Ranked number 6 as the Best Airlines in the Middle East by Skytrax


Middle East's Leading Airline - Economy Class by World Travel Awards


Technology Innovation of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards


Best Airline in Technology - Middle East at the Global Enterprise Connect (GEC)

(Awards & Recognitions)

Gulf Air Codeshare Partners

Since a codeshare agreement is one way to expand services to more destinations, Gulf Air has partnered with the below airlines:

(Partners Source)

Travel Updates

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Gulf Air services for Economy Class and Falcon Gold

Economy Class

  • Entertainment system
  • Personal screens
  • Comfortable seats
  • In-seat power supply & USB port
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Customised menus
  • Kids pack

Falcon Gold

  • Spacious seats
  • Fully flat seats
  • Adjustable footrest
  • Flexible headrest & head support wings
  • In-seat power & USB ports
  • Gourmet meals
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Lounge access
  • Fast track
  • Entertainment system

Gulf Air Baggage Allowance

  • The maximum carry-on luggage allowance for Economy Class is one bag of up to 6 kg.
  • The maximum checked luggage allowance for Economy Class Deal & Basic fares is one bag of up to 23 kg.
  • The maximum checked luggage allowance for Economy Class Friendly & Freedom fares is two bags of up to 23 kg each.
  • The maximum carry-on luggage allowance for Falcon Gold Class is one bag of up to 9 kg.
  • The maximum checked luggage allowance for Falcon Class allowance is two bags of up to 32 kg each.
  • Falconflyer members get a complimentary baggage of 15 kg (Silver members), 23 kg (Gold members), and 32 kg (Black members)
  • For infants (under 2 years old), one piece of carry-on luggage of up to 3 kg is allowed for all classes.
  • For infants (under 2 years old), one piece of checked luggage of up to 15 kg is allowed in addition to a collapsible stroller at no extra charges

Gulf Air Check-in Information

Passengers traveling from Bahrain to any of the Gulf Air destinations (except London) can check in up to 24 hours before departure time.

Baggage is accepted between 10:00 to 14:00 Bahrain time.

  • Passengers must arrive at departure gate 1 hour before departure time. 
  • Passengers can check in at the relevant counter with their baggage. 

*Note that Gulf Air Falcon Gold Cabin is equivalent to Business class.

FAQs for Gulf Air

  • Does Gulf Air allow web check-in?

    Yes, Gulf Air allows web check-in.

  • Does Gulf Air provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Gulf Air offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Gulf Air service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Gulf Air is 147.

  • Does Almosafer offer any discounts on Gulf Air?

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