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Kids First Fund honors key supporters of 2012 International Online Travel...

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - The final bidding has closed on the 2012 International Online Travel Auction for Kids, and it’s time to recognize three star performers associated with this year’s event.

Gulf Air’s Nairobi route sadly not to be

(eTNB) - Following the question raised this morning about Gulf Air's Africa flights - to be or not to be, I can now confirm that effective November 13, the airline will suspend their flights between B

Gulf Air East Africa flights – to be or not to...

(eTN) - The long awaited approval by the Bahraini government of nearly half a billion US Dollars injection into Gulf Air might have stark consequences, when, according to a source from Manama, the mat

African airlines face stiff competition ahead of Routes Africa Forum

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - When Africa is set to discuss and deliberate on pertinent challenges facing its airspace during the forthcoming Routes Africa 2012 Forum to be held in Seychelles, Middl

Gulf Air’s future hangs in the balance

(eTN) - Sources from Bahrain have confirmed that the Kingdom’s lower house of parliament has rejected a proposed bailout plan presented by the airline, worth $1.75 billion and referred the matter to

Gulf Air delays start of Juba flights

Following the shocking announcement that the recently-inaugurated route to Entebbe will be suspended on February 21, came further information to light from Juba, when it was confirmed that Gulf Air wi

Gulf Air’s restructuring and cost-cutting sees Entebbe axed

UGANDA (eTN) - When Gulf Air returned to Uganda on December 5 with 4 flights a week, much hope and expectation was raised in Ugandan aviation circles that new options had opened up, for visitors comin

Gulf Air returns to the Ugandan skies

UGANDA (eTN) - Yesterday saw the long-awaited return to Uganda of Bahrain’s national airline, Gulf Air, when the inaugural flight touched down on time at 1545 hours at Entebbe International Airport,

Air Fares launching for December 5 inaugural flight

UGANDA (eTN) - Just over a week away from the launch of its return to Uganda, the Gulf Air team has gotten into gear and is working the market with launch fares.

Bahrain’s Gulf Air announces launch of Falcon Cargo

MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, announced the launch of ‘Falcon Cargo’, its newly branded cargo umbrella offering more innovative, cost effective features, products and

Gulf Air off to rocky start in Kampala

UGANDA (eTN) - A recent seminar for a very select group of agents and press conference for equally select media representatives by Gulf Air (GF) in Kampala seems to have served little purpose other th

Gulf Air struggling to make impact in Ugandan market

UGANDA (eTN) - The imminent launch of daily flights by Qatar Airways and the flurry of media and agency-focused activities have prompted “lesser cousin” Gulf Air to at least try and put on a brave

Gulf Air launches first aircraft with global live television and the...

MANAMA, Bahrain - Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today took delivery of its first A330-200 aircraft retrofitted with Panasonic Avionics Corporation's (Panasonic) Global Comm

Gulf Air A320 skids off the runway in India

KOCHI - Several people were injured on early Monday morning when an Airbus 320 belonging to Gulf Air skidded off the runway at an airport in southwest India, the airline said.

Gulf Air returns to Entebbe, launches Juba flights

(eTN) - It was just learned that Gulf Air is joining the growing number of airlines flying to Entebbe, as it intends to resume flights from early December onwards.

Gulf Air returns to Nairobi

(eTN) - After an absence of nearly 6 years, Gulf Air has returned to Nairobi, offering an initial 4 flights per week between Bahrain and Kenya.

Gulf Air plans return to Nairobi

(eTN) - A regular aviation source in Nairobi has confirmed that Gulf Air is planning to return to Kenya by mid-year, apparently with an initial four flights a week.

Newborn found in trash bag at Manila airport

MANILA, Philippines – Authorities at Manila's airport found a newborn baby in a garbage bag that was apparently unloaded from an airplane that arrived Sunday from the Middle East, officials said.

Aviation news: Gulf Air comes to Addis

(eTN) - Information received from the Ethiopian capital speaks of Gulf Air to commence a five times a week service between their home base in Bahrain to Addis Ababa.

Travel agents and corporate customers can now book Gulf Air directly

Gulf Air is now offering its corporate customers and travel agents a new service - a dedicated B2B (Business to Business) Internet booking tool.

Bahrain hosts German corporate buyers

The Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) recently hosted a group of corporate buyers from Germany on June 7 in collaboration with Bahrain-based Tamna Events.

Mid-east kingdom to ban alcohol

Bad news hit many hotels, restaurants and other tourist outlets in the tiny Middle East kingdom of Bahrain as the parliament unanimously voted March 6 of a blanket ban on public sales of alcohol.

Gulf Air announces more summer flights

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced today it would be adding additional flights and capacity to several of its key destinations this summer.

Gulf Air to resume flights to Bangkok

MANAMA, Bahrain - Following the announcement by the Airports Authority of Thailand (AOT) that Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport will be reopened for normal operations from late Thursday, Dece

Gulf Air announces a summer of success

MANAMA, Bahrain - Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced its best performance in the airline’s 58-year history.

Gulf Air joins leaders to accelerate development of sustainable biofuels

MANAMA, Bahrain (September 25, 2008) – Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has, with other leading airlines, Boeing and Honeywell’s UOP, a refining technology developer, established a group whos

Gulf Air signs further GSA agreement with AVIAREPS

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has chosen AVIAREPS as its representative in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Gulf Air flies higher with Bahrain Expo Authority

MANAMA - Gulf Air and Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) today announced that Gulf Air will be the official carrier for all events organized by BECA in Bahrain and abroad.

Airline near miss reports ‘baseless’

Gulf Air yesterday dismissed as untrue claims that one of its aircraft barely avoided a mid-air crash with an Air India plane over Kerala.According to the New Indian Express, a Bahrain-bound Gulf Air flight and a Kozhikode-bound Air India flight missed a mid-air collision by just 10 seconds last week.

Gulf Air in talks to buy eight Airbus A320s

MANAMA — Struggling Bahrain-based carrier Gulf Air said Sunday it was holding talks with European manufacturer Airbus to buy eight A320 aircraft, a day after placing a four-billion-dollar order with Boeing."We are in active talks with Airbus for eight narrow-body A320s," its chairman Mahmood al-Kooheji told reporters.