Gulf Air is the principal flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Headquartered in Muharraq, adjacent to Bahrain
International Airport, the airline operates scheduled services to 45 destinations in 28 countries across Africa, Asia and
Europe. Its main base is Bahrain International Airport. and major destinations include London, Paris, Dubai and
In the late 1940s, Freddie Bosworth, a British pilot and entrepreneur, began an air taxi service to Doha and Dhahran
form Bahrain. Bosworth later expanded service and, in 1950, registered Gulf Aviation as a private shareholding
company, making it one of the oldest carriers in the Middle East. The fleet contained seven Avro Ansons and three De
Havilland DH. 86B 4-engine biplanes. Gulf Air operates First, Business and Economy Class cabins on its international
flights. Sky Nannies are available inflight to assist passengers travelling with small children.
"Gulf Traveller" was the all-economy full service Subsidiary Airline of Gulf Air. Its main base was Abu Dhabi
International Airport. It was briefly relocated between Bahrain and Muscat airports after Abu Dhabi pulled out of the
Gulf Air consortium in 2005, and in May 2007 Oman also pulled out of the group leaving Bahrain as sole owner of Gulf
Air. Gulf Traveller has since been disbanded due to these changes.It has total 32 aircrafts.