Gulf Air Overview
Gulf Air (Arabic: طيران الخليج Ṭayarān al-Khalīj) was founded in 1950 and it is the national flag carrier of Bahrain. Moreover, this airline is known for its Arabian hospitality and signature products. Furthermore, Gulf air is always striving to evolve and meet the aspirations of its passengers. In addition to this, it also aims to be the industry leader. Lastly, the airline has a fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircrafts.
Gulf Air Hub and Destinations
Gulf Air has its hub airport as Bahrain International Airport, Muharraq. Moreover, the airline operates flights to around 49 destinations in 27 countries. In addition to this, the airline offers passenger flights around European countries, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Furthermore, some of the destinations that the airline flies to include Dhaka, Paris, Munich, Nice, Larnaca, Chennai, Delhi, Kuwait City, Kuala Lumpur, Amman, Muscat, Moscow, Medina, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London and many more.
Gulf Air Travel Class
This airline only offers two cabin classes on-board, they are Falcon Gold Cabin and Economy Cabin. Some services may differ depending on the aircraft. For more details on cabin class please click here.
Economy cabin is the most basic cabin class available on Gulf Air . However, it comes with satisfying and comfortable service for the budget traveler. Moreover, passengers can enjoy customised meals on their journey. They also get to enjoy wifi and the entertainment system on-board. Lastly, the seats in this cabin class will surely help the passengers feel fresh and energetic. The seat pitch is 32” and the seats recline 5-6”.
Falcon Gold Cabin
This is perfect for passengers who are looking for high-end service, luxury and ease while traveling. This travel class comes with a lot of benefits and extras. Firstly, passengers get priority service at the airport. Moreover, they can also enjoy extra baggage. Next, passengers also get to experience fast track boarding and get to disembark first. Furthermore, at the airport passengers can also access the lounge. On-board passengers get to indulge and enjoy gourmet meals made by award winning chefs. They also get to enjoy wifi service on-board.
Lastly, seats on the aircraft provide maximum comfort to the passengers. They recline back fully and also are equipped with privacy screens. In addition to this, the seats are equipped with USB ports, seat massage, and storage compartment.
Gulf Air provides wi-fi to passengers on board. Moreover, passengers can select a package that suits them. There are two packages, Chat and Cmart. Chat package is for USD 10 and it allows passengers to access messaging applications. On the other hand, the Smart package is for USD 15, it comes with additional data allowance and it allows passengers to surf the web, visit social media sites, check emails, etc. Lastly, an on-board entertainment system is available. Passengers can stream a wide range of movies, TV shows, music, documentaries, audio shows, kids movies, etc.
Gulf Air provides delicious meals to passengers on-board. Falcon Gold passengers can enjoy Sky Chef which is a fine dining experience. Moreover, this is similar to dining experience in a five-star restaurant, the food and service is just amazing. The food has a hint of European and Middle Eastern cuisine. On the other hand, Economy passengers can enjoy meals curated specially for them.
Special meals are also available to passengers, these meals cater to special dietary requirements. Please refer to the table below for details of special meals:
|Special meal type
||Pureed fruits, vegetables, meats, desserts suitable for infants.
||will include lightly poached or steamed poultry or fish together with fresh vegetables.
||bite-size items are supplied, nutritionally balanced and avoiding ingredients that could upset a child’s digestion.
||A meal low in fat but relatively high in unrefined carbohydrates
||Freshly prepared fruits
||Foods such as bread, cakes, pastries and pies will not be served, although gluten free bread is offered.
||Beef and veal products are avoided in these meals, which will be prepared using lamb, chicken and other meats, enhanced by the use of spices.
||Vegetarian meal similar to VGML but prepared in the Chinese style of cooking.
||No fatty or fried foods are served, and lean meat, white beans, pulses and fresh vegetables are among the principal ingredients.
||Vegetarian meals prepared in an Indian style and to strict Jain customs.
|Low Sodium (Salt)
||Avoiding most processed food products, including bread,
||combination of raw fruits & vegetables.
||avoiding meat, poultry, shellfish and fish.
||Excluding dairy products and processed foods, ingredients here major on fresh meat, fish and poultry together with fresh vegetables and fruits.
|Vegetarian (Lacto – Ovo)
||Avoiding meat, poultry, shellfish and fish
||A balanced portion of protein is provided by a lean meat or fish entrée, supported with pasta or rice and whole wheat bread
||meal, avoiding meat, poultry, fish and dairy products.
Frequent Flyer Program
Falconflyer is the frequent flyer program of Gulf Air, which is to award loyal passengers. Moreover, passengers can earn and progress to higher levels of membership. In addition to this, passengers can redeem miles for free tickets and upgrades.