Gulf Air

Gulf Air

The National Airline of Bahrain

4.6/5
Based on 1473 ratings

About Gulf Air

IATA code

GF

ICAO code

GFA

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

gulfair.com

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 (GF) Flights Deals on Almosafer

 

Riyadh to Bahrain

(RUH - BAH)

From SAR 1,101

(Direct Flight) (One Way Trip)

From SAR 1753 

(Direct Flight) (Round Trip)

Riyadh to Manila
(RUH - MNL)

From SAR 1,984
(1 Stop) (One Way)

From SAR 3,306

(1 Stop) (Round Trip)

Jeddah to Manila

(JED - MNL)

From SAR 2,134

(1 Stop) (One Way)

From SAR 5,001

(1 Stop) (Round Trip)

Riyadh to Casablanca

(RUH - CMN)

From SAR 1,604

(2 Stops) (One Way)

From SAR 4,024

(2 Stops or less) (Round Trip)

Manila to Riyadh
(MNL - RUH)

From SAR 3,338

(1 Stop) (One Way)

From SAR 5,609
(1 Stop) (Round Trip)

Cairo to Bahrain
(CAI - BAH)

From SAR 1,118

(Direct Flight) (One Way)

From SAR 1,773
(Direct Flight) (Round Trip)

Bahrain to Cairo

(BAH - CAI)

From SAR 848

(Direct Flight) (One Way)

From SAR 1,969
(Direct Flight) (Round Trip)

Riyadh to Dhaka 

(RUH - DAC)

From SAR 979
(1 Stop) (One Way)

From SAR 3,447
(1 Stop) (Round Trip)

Jeddah to Bahrain
(JED - BAH)

From SAR 1,169
(Direct Flight) (One Way)

From SAR 1,797
(Direct Flight) (Round Trip)

Bahrain to Riyadh

(BAH - RUH)

From SAR 1,093

(Direct Flight) (One Way)

From SAR 2,300
(Direct Flight) (Round Trip)

*Top searched gulf air routes data. 

*Above flight prices are subject to change based on your travel dates. 

Gulf Air Recognitions and Awards

Year Award/Nomination

Award / Nomination Type

2021

Five Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

2021

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

2020

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

2016

Technology Innovation of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards

2016

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

Check out the latest travel, safety, and entry requirements for Bahrain.

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

Carry-on baggage 

It is a type of luggage that passengers are allowed to carry along in the plane’s cabin. Each airline has specific rules and dimensions (45 x 40 x 30cm) to be stored under the frontal seat. Gulf Air has 5 classes such as Economy Light, Falcon Gold Flex, Economy Start, Economy Flex, and Falcon Gold Smart. 

 

Economy light

Economy smart

Economy flex

Falcon gold smart

Falcon gold flex

Carry-on Baggage weight

6kg

9kg

Carry-on Baggage quantity

1

Extras

-

one briefcase

A laptop purse, Umbrella, and reading books may be permitted 

Checked Baggage 

The checked-in baggage is the luggage that is carried by passengers on board and stored in the cargo hold. It is also called cargo baggage. Each airline has its own rules for the dimension (51x 76 x 31cm) and free weight allowance.

 

Economy light

Economy smart

Economy flex

Falcon gold smart

Falcon gold flex

Checked Baggage weight

23kg

23kg each

32kg each

Checked Baggage quantity

1

2

2

A laptop purse, Umbrella, and reading books may be permitted 

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?

    Enjoy 7% Instant discount on international flights aboard Gulf Air using Al Rajhi Bank cards. Code: ARB. Valid till 3 July 2022