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    Gulf Air chief Al Alawi to retire in early 2024


    Middle Eastern carrier Gulf Air’s chief executive is to step down at the end of January next year, the Bahraini government has disclosed. Capt Waleed Al Alawi previously served as a Gulf Air pilot and worked with Bahrain’s Royal Flight. He became deputy chief of the Bahraini carrier in 2017, ...

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    Star Alliance chief Goh set to head Gulf Air holding company


    Star Alliance chief Jeffrey Goh is to take up a position heading the Middle East’s Gulf Air Group Holding, which oversees Gulf Air and its associated companies. Goh will become the chief of the Bahraini group from 1 January. He had indicated earlier this year that he planned to step ...

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    Emirates and Gulf Air firm codeshare plan


    Middle Eastern carriers Emirates and Gulf Air are set to launch their codeshare next month after formalising the agreement during the Bahrain air show today.

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    Gulf Air joins IndiGo in adding Ras Al Khaimah link


    Gulf Air will serve its third airport in the United Arab Emirates from 3 October, when it commences flights to Ras Al Khaimah International airport.

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    Commercial aircraft line up for Dubai air show static display


    The static display is taking shape on the eve of this year’s Dubai air show, with several commercial aircraft already in place.

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    Bahrain’s Gulf Air fixes date to open Israeli service


    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


    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 GF215 ...

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    Saudia and Gulf Air tighten ties with codeshare


    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 Riyadh and ...

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    Gulf Air to make Singapore return in April


    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: Soos Jozsef/ ...

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    Etihad and Gulf Air agree deeper commercial relationship


    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


    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 have persisted ...

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


    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 of ...

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


    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 Ben ...

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    Bahrain’s Gulf Air embarks on initial flight to Israel


    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 which ...

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    Gulf Air chief Kucko to step down


    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


    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 Oman ...

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


    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


    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


    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


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