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    Bahrain’s Gulf Air fixes date to open Israeli service

    2021-09-10T10:13:00Z

    Middle Eastern carrier Gulf Air is to open its service from Bahrain to the Israeli hub Tel Aviv at the end of September. Gulf Air is opening the Israeli route following last year’s diplomatic recognition agreement between the two countries, which formed part of the broader Abraham Accords pact. While ...

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    Straying passengers cause chaos after Gulf Air A321 evacuation in Kuwait

    2021-07-05T21:50:00Z

    Passengers evacuating a Gulf Air Airbus A321 at Kuwait appear to have caused operational disruption, including forcing a go-around, after straying towards an active runway. The A321 crew advised tower controllers that they would be evacuating the aircraft on the taxiway after it arrived on runway 33L as the ...

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    Saudia and Gulf Air tighten ties with codeshare

    2021-04-25T16:11:00Z

    Middle Eastern carriers Saudia and Gulf Air are to enter a co-operation agreement which will include a codeshare between the two airlines. The codeshare will take effect during the summer schedule. Saudia says the tie-up will involve placing its ‘SV’ designator on Gulf Air’s services from Bahrain to ...

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    Gulf Air to make Singapore return in April

    2021-02-23T11:07:00Z

    Gulf Air is to launch a weekly service from Bahrain to Singapore in April, reviving a route it last operated more than a decade ago. The Bahraini carrier will deploy a Boeing 787-9 on the service to Singapore, which it describes as a ”boutique destination”. Source: ...

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    Etihad and Gulf Air agree deeper commercial relationship

    2021-02-17T18:37:00Z

    Etihad Airways and Gulf Air have signed a commercial agreement to “deepen their partnership” in several areas.

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    Gulf Air appears to cancel long-dormant A220 order

    2020-12-07T17:22:00Z

    Middle Eastern carrier 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, when it was still known as the Bombardier CSeries, two years before its first flight. But doubts over the delivery ...

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    Gulf Air to open Tel Aviv link and explore El Al codeshare

    2020-12-03T16:00:00Z

    Bahraini carrier Gulf Air is to open scheduled to services to the Israeli hub at Tel Aviv, in a further air transport tie-up between the states following normalisation of diplomatic relations. Gulf Air is also set to explore codeshare opportunities with Israeli flag-carrier El Al under a comprehensive memorandum ...

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    Gulf Air and IAI seal maintenance pact after Bahrain-Israel tie-up

    2020-12-03T14:37:00Z

    Normalisation of diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel has led to a new maintenance agreement under which Gulf Air aircraft will undergo line maintenance from Israel Aerospace Industries. IAI states that its Aviation Group will offer a “comprehensive technical response” to all Gulf Air aircraft landing at Tel Aviv’s ...

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    Bahrain’s Gulf Air embarks on initial flight to Israel

    2020-11-18T09:00:00Z

    Gulf Air operated a special service to Israel on 18 November, following the diplomatic normalisation agreement signed between the two sides. The service, GF972 from Manama to Tel Aviv, carried a flight number reflecting Israel’s international telephone code – continuing the symbolism used by a pioneering El Al flight ...

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    Gulf Air chief Kucko to step down

    2020-09-15T16:28:00Z

    Gulf Air chief executive Kresimir Kucko is to step down from the role at the end of September after almost three years at the helm.

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    Arab-Israeli flight prospects broaden as Oman backs Bahraini diplomatic move

    2020-09-13T09:55:00Z

    Oman’s government has welcomed the decision by Bahrain’s leadership to establish full normalisation of diplomatic relations with the state of Israel – potentially allowing a further expansion of Israeli-Arab air services. Bahrain is the second Arab nation within a month to reach such a decision, and the support of ...

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    Gulf Air and Royal Jordanian suspend service to Iraq amid regional tensions

    2020-01-03T17:36:00Z

    The Kingdom of Bahrain’s flag carrier Gulf Air and Jordan’s Royal Jordanian Airlines say they have suspended service to Iraq after a sharp escalation of political tensions in the region.

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    SpiceJet and Gulf Air sign MoU for wide-ranging cooperation

    2019-11-20T09:18:00Z

    Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet and Bahrain s Gulf Air have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore opportunities for cooperation.

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    A320neos trickle into Middle East

    2019-03-06T11:29:16Z

    Middle Eastern carrier Gulf Air has taken delivery of a second Airbus A320neo, but the re-engined type remains relatively sparse in the region.

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    PICTURES: Key airline stories from 2018

    2018-12-31T08:03:00Z

    A visual reminder of some of the most significant events in the airline industry over the past 12 months​

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    Gulf Air agrees sale-and-leaseback with SMBC for six A320neos

    2018-11-15T10:56:30Z

    ​Gulf Air has agreed a sale and leaseback deal with SMBC Aviation Capital for the first six of its 12 Airbus A320neos on order, the first one of which entered service in August with the Bahrain-based carrier.

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    ANALYSIS: Bahrain raises its game in aviation

    2018-11-06T10:42:42Z

    Bahrain – the aviation capital of the Gulf in the last third of the 20th century – has had to watch from the sidelines over the past two decades as neighbours Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar have vied for its former position. Each of these emirates has invested hundreds of ...

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    PICTURE: Gulf Air receives first A320neo

    2018-08-20T06:02:00Z

    Middle Eastern carrier Gulf Air has received its first Airbus A320neo, following a delivery flight from Toulouse.

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    VIDEO: Leaders focus on disruptors at Farnborough round table

    2018-07-17T13:00:31Z

    During day one of the Farnborough air show, a broad panel of airline and leasing industry leaders debated the key disruptors likely to affect aviation over the next decade.

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    FARNBOROUGH: Fate of Gulf Air A220 order depends on 'agreements'

    2018-07-16T16:17:15Z

    Gulf Air chief executive Kresimir Kucko has told FlightGlobal that the Bahraini carrier's Airbus A220 order is subject to "certain agreements" being reached with the manufacturer.