This is probably the 2nd time I have flown on GulfAir and I have to say they are improving. A few years back they were the same position as Kuwait Airways, practically falling apart but they have managed to turn things around. Previously GulfAir was owned by many different parties, but the Bahrain Government bought it out and it has been improving be it at a slow pace.

The plane is a little old but it is maintained, it feels like they are keeping it together. I once took a long haul flight with GulfAir and the plane was very nice, it was new and fixed up. The staff is where you can see the huge difference, they are very nice and up beat and from many different nationalities including Bahrainis. The plane was on time in both going and coming to Bahrain without any issues what so ever. As most airlines GulfAir served food and beverages on the flight, I could smell pretty much everything since I was fasting. The seats were decently comfortable even though they were the old manual seats, and I pretty much slept the whole plane ride. The lounge is pretty good as well in the airport, Bahrain’s airport needs a major overhaul but the staff working there are very nice.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. They don’t have completely flat beds on their long haul flights (they are slightly angled) but they have a chef on board who makes you eggs for breakfast the way you like.

  2. They are having HUGE problems… I don’t think the management team are decision makers. They also seem to get the bad airline bosses after they fail in their countries.

    I have friends who work in the airline. At this time, the company is going through one of its toughest tests in its history.

    Like Kuwait Airways, they have a long history (in this region). I hope they manage to pull through and restore some of the old glory.

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