Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently welcomed another batch of Bahraini pilots who joined the airline as Second Officers as part of the ongoing cooperation agreement between Gulf Air and Tamkeen.
The cooperation is tailored to the airline’s requirements and brings a value-added, unmatched training experience to Gulf Air’s aviation professionals. Gulf Air and Tamkeen have signed a joint agreement in May 2018 aimed at enhancing opportunities for the training and employment of Bahrainis within the Kingdom’s aviation sector.
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. Today, Gulf Air is a major international carrier serving 42 cities in 25 countries spanning three continents.
The airline operates double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport.
Gulf Air currently serves all its destinations with a combination wide and narrow body fleet totaling 28 modern aircraft with orders for 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft due for delivery commencing in early 2018. The modern fleet will herald a new era for Gulf Air as it continues to enhance its product and service offering. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline's signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers.
Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a key national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom's on-going economic growth.
Gulf Air has been the Title Sponsor of the FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX ever since it made history as the first Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East in 2004. In addition, the airline has been Official Carrier of the biennial Bahrain International Airshow since it was first held in 2010.
Caption: Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Krešimir Kučko, Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi and Gulf Air Chief Operations Officer Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Abdulaziz Ismaeel are seen alongside Mr. Abdulrahman Al Hamar, Mr. Bader Al Ghawi, Mr. Mohamed Ameen Al Qasim, Mr. Abdulrahman Al Awadhi, Mr. Nooh Ismaeel and Mr. Tareq Al Meer who all successfully joined the airline as Second Officers.