One of the things that most Gulf Air is proud of its history. We have come a long way in 50 years - early commuters service to major international airlines - the national airline of Bahrain, Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Oman. However, there are five or 50 destinations, seven seats on airplanes or state-of-the-art passenger jet, two things remained constant - a commitment to the latest aviation technology and a continuation of 'traditional hospitality.
The history of the Gulf Air Company
Gulf Air Company is the national airline of Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It operates a fleet of 30 aircraft from 43 cities in 32 countries from Europe to Asia. The company has a reputation for the excellence of its service and the cabin is proud of its history as a pioneer in the Gulf region, industry and airlines as an example for cooperation between governments .
Gulf Air trace their origin Gulf Aviation Company, which has its headquarters in Bahrain, a young British airman, Freddy Bosworth. Bosworth has raised the interest of the local community to fly on trips and soon introduce a pendulum between Bahrain, Doha, Dhahran and with his single plane.
Bosworth back of the coverage from a group of local businessmen and registered Gulf Aviation Company, on March 24, 1950. Operations began on July 5. British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) won 55.5% during the next year.
Most cases of the airline charter work was responsible for the oil companies. The company began operating smaller aircraft. Its first aircraft, the Avro Anson 1 mark, seven people sat. He was replaced by the year 1951 in de Havilland Dove, the leeway for another person. The dove Gulf Air flew until the 1960's. Gulf Air has been the four-engine de Havilland Herons, who perhaps more people and cargo, and it continues to fly.
The network project has grown. Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Kuwait, Muscat, Sharjah, and was in the 1950's. In the 1960's, Bandar Abbas, Bombay, Dubai, Karachi, Salalah, and Shiraz were added, while the Fokker F27 turboprops replaces the pre-1968 model airplanes. This was a particularly important year, because it marks the beginning of the In-Flight Services of Gulf Air, an area which is a mainstay of the reputation of the company.