Gulf Air Reviews

Gulf Air Reviews

Gulf Air Reviews-Maher Salman Al Musallam
Maher Salman Al Musallam

In 1950, a British pilot and entrepreneur, began an air taxi service to Doha and Dhahran from Bahrain. Freddie Bosworth‘s masterpiece was soon registered as Gulf Aviation Company with an initial fleet containing 7 Avro Ansons, 3 de Havilland and 4 engine biplanes.

Now, let’s move forward. Bahraini Maher Salman Al Musallam has been the acting CEO of Gulf Air since December 2012, who has used 35 years of experience in the Royal Bahraini Air Force to prepare him for the airline industry.

The flag carrier of Bahrain is located in Muharraq, Bahrain and their main hub is the Bahrain International Airport. Now, their fleet consists of 28 Airbus aircraft. Gulf Air was even nominated by World Travel Awards as “2015 Middle East’s Leading Airline Rewards Programme,” but eventually lost to Emirates. However, we should know that they won the same award back in 2009.

Flying with Gulf Air

Gulf Air actually has one kind of class on board which is Economy. But, passengers who wish for an exclusive experience can avail of different seat plans like the Falcon Gold cabin.

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– Passengers get to relax on a state-of-the-art flat bed with a built-in massage mechanism that can be reclined from a seat to a bed.

The amazing features of this cabin include the following: European and Middle Eastern-inspired meals with Arabic mezze prepared by a Sky Chef, wireless internet connection, noise cancelling headsets, and 15.4” tv screens for entertainment. Children in this cabin are also taken care off by a Sky Nanny who will cater to everything they need.

Gulf Air Reviews-EconomyEconomy Class – The seat pitch ranges from 30 to 33 inches. Passengers can choose from a wide selection of food and beverage including Arabic mezze, grilled beef fillet, fruits, fresh juice, and more. Customers travelling in this service are provided with special meals like baby meal, bland meal, diabetic meal or any other meal they prefer.

Official Website and Mobile App

pageCompared to last year, we can see a lot of changes on their official site. They had focused on the gold mainly as their theme color for the new website. But, royal blue is still present in the new look of their webpage. Talking about functionalities, their site looks more formal and not complicated.

Since the webpage is more modernized, the first part shows an option to book flights or manage them. Extended services are shown at the bottom for hotel reservations, car rental services, trains, cruises, tours, and travel insurances. The website is also the best way for customers to get to know more about their frequent flyer, Falconflyer.

Gulf Air Reviews-mobile appAnother good news? Gulf Air has a mobile version or travel app for customers who want to access and book the flights using their smartphones or tablets. All of the PC versions of services are pretty much the replicas for the features of the mobile version. For the travel app, it’s free to download it but only in the Google Play Store.

Gulf Air Reviews of Passengers

Looking at Gulf Air reviews online, the airline got a 6/10 rating from 177 customers on Skytrax. This gave an impression that despite Gulf Air being on top, they are actually in between. Mixed complaints and acknowledgements are posted online to express their experience when they flew with the national airline of Bahrain. On a positive note, the most recent posted were actually all above-average, mainly commenting on staff being courteous and friendly. They even ended up saying “I would recommend them”

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How To Reach Them?

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  • Contact Number:           +1 855 284 2967 (Complete list of help line, click here)
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  • Fax Number:                  +1 604 681 6953
  • Head Office Address:    P.O. Box 138, Manama Kingdom of Bahrain


Gulf Air got knocked back two places from the 86th spot to the 88th, probably due to some gaps with some of their inflight service. Specific innovations and improvements should be applied immediately. But, this didn’t negatively affect them. It’s not a battle anyway, it’s all about service and helping travellers get to destinations.

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Comments 2

  1. Gulf Air have old airplanes but well maintained. We boarded late and got the sleeper seats. Old IFE system but choices of movie are good spacious leg room in business cabin very helpful staff and great dining.

  2. ISB-BAH March 27 business class. Aged father required wheelchair and my jaw dropped at this response: “since the wheelchair was not requested in advance the charge will be 50 US dollars”. No choice but to pony up the extortion money.


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