Gov't Grants Gulf Air BD 700 Million from Retirees' Money: MP
MP Abdulnabi Salman confirmed that the government has withdrawn more than BD 700 million from the pension fund in order to support Gulf Air.
Gulf Air Cancels 10 Airbus A220 Order
FlightGlobal website said that the Gulf Air appears to have cancelled the 10 Airbus A220-100 it ordered nearly a decade ago. Gulf Air had signed for the aircraft in mid-2011.
Flights between Egypt and Bahrain to Resume within Days
Bahrain will resume its flights with the Arab Republic of Egypt within few days, after putting all preventive measures to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the local Al-Bilad newspaper reported.
Fitch Ratings: Gov't Aids to Gulf Air Reached BHD555 Million since 2012
Fitch Ratings said that that the Bahraini government transferred financial aids to the Gulf Air amounting to BHD20 million in 2019 (about 45% of GA's operating losses in 2019), following BHD30 million received in 2017 and BHD30 million received in 2018 to support GA's repayment of liabilities, working capital and capex.
Gulf Air Repatriates Stranded Bahrainis from Iran in First Direct Flight after 4 Years
Gulf Air began on Monday (April 13, 2020) flying to Iran to repatriate Bahrainis stranded there due to the coronavirus crisis, the first direct flights between the two countries in four years.
Gulf Air says transit open again via Bahrain for international travelers
Transit through Bahrain International Airport is open again for international travelers, Manama-based Gulf Air said on Saturday, though entry to the country is limited to Bahrainis and other residents during the coronavirus pandemic.
Campaign to Boycott Gulf Air for Refraining to Fly 76 Bahrainis from Muscat to Manama
Bahrainis are outraged at Gulf Air which cancelled its flight GF563 and refrained from transporting Bahrainis returning from the Iranian city of Mashhad. This was especially frustrating to Bahrainis since the airline admitted that it took the decision on March 27, 2020 to cancel the scheduled flight from Muscat Airport after it was revealed that there were a large number of registered passengers arriving from Iran via Doha Airport.
Health Ministry Arranges for Evacuating Citizens in Muscat
Waleed Khalifa Al-Manea, undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, announced that they are coordinating with brothers in Sultanate of Oman to arrange a flight on a chartered plane to evacuate citizens in Muscat who came from Iran via Doha.
Gulf Air Admits Canceling Muscat Flight Because of Bahrainis Returning from Iran
Gulf Air has admitted that it cancelled its GF563 flight because of the Bahraini passengers returning from the Iranian city of Mashhad. It said that it made the decision on Friday (March 27, 2020) to cancel one of its scheduled flights from Muscat Airport after it was revealed that there was a large number of registered passengers arriving from Iran via Doha Airport.
Bahrain's Gulf Air to Resume Flights to Erbil Starting Feb. 2020
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, announced on Thursday (November 7, 2019) plans to resume direct services between Bahrain and Erbil in Iraq. Erbil will join the airline's existing Iraqi routes of Baghdad and Najaf
234,000 BD Bid for Providing Plastic Bags for Travelers on Gulf Air Flights
The tenders and bids board opened two bids for Gulf Air, the first of which is to finance the sale and re-lease of 4 (B787-9) aircraft. 8 bids were proposed without disclosing the value of any of them.
Mumtalakat CEO: Gulf Air, Bahrain Int'l Circuit among 5 Unprofitable Companies
The CEO of Mumtalakat Holding company, Mahmoud Al-Kooheji, confirmed that Gulf Air and Bahrain International Circuit Company are among the five unprofitable companies.
Government Delays Providing Support to Gulf Air, BAS in Critical Phase
Vice president of Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) Nabeel Khalid Kanoo said that the company is going through a very critical phase, due to the delay of the Gulf Air Company in paying its dues, stressing that the government delays providing financial support for Gulf Air.
Gulf Air Cancels Its Flight to Khartoum
Gulf Air confirmed the cancellation of its flight GF 703 from Bahrain International Airport to Khartoum International Airport, scheduled at 1 am local time on Friday. Gulf Air attributed the cancellation to the current closure of the Sudanese airspace.
Bahrain's Gulf Air Suspends All Fights to and from Pakistan
Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has suspended all flights to and from Pakistan with immediate effect due to the closure of Pakistani airspace, it said in a statement on Wednesday.
Severe Conflict between Gulf Air and Newspaper owned by King's Advisor due to Canceling Company's Flights
Al-Ayam newspaper said that Gulf Air Executive Vice President Waleed Al-Alawi threatened the newspaper to sever ties, stop all dealings with the company and cut off advertisements and subscriptions because of what it called "doing its journalistic duty when it published the news of cancellation of Gulf Air flights".
Minister Al-Zayani Confirms Resignation of 5 Pilots, Announces Employment of 18 pilots in Gulf Air within Coming Two Months
Minister of Industry Zayed Al-Zayani stressed in his first official comment on the cancellation of number of Gulf Air flights and resignation of number of company's cadres that "the company swiftly dealt with the reasons behind the recent cancellation of flights, which did not exceed 2% of the company's February flights and only affected 1% of Gulf Air passengers."
MP Announces Resignation of 5 Gulf Air Pilots
MP Ibrahim Al-Nafei told the Al-Ayam local newspaper that Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed Al-Zayani said that the number of resigned pilots in the Gulf Air doesn't exceed 5.
Mass Resignations of Pilots Lead to Canceling Gulf Air Flights
Mass resignations of pilots have caused canceling a number of Gulf air flights since Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning (February 27, 2019), a local newspaper said.
Gulf Air to Launch Flights to Salalah Starting June 15
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today revealed its second destination for 2019 being Salalah, in Sultanate of Oman. Commencing 15 June and operating until 14 September 2019.