Gulf Air, The National Carrier of Kingdom of Bahrain
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 49 cities in 27 countries.
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 of wide and narrow body fleet of 33 aircraft. 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. With its mobile app and Bahrain stopover programme, the airline promotes Bahrain as a tourist destination to the world.
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.
We offer highly attractive remuneration packages, including a full range of generous benefits. Our benefits are just a part of our commitment to you, and evidence that your success and peace of mind are important to us.
The range and level of benefits varies according to your position within the company. The benefits associated with the position for which you are applying, will be made clear during the recruitment process and upon commencement with the company.
Here are some of the typical advantages that we are able to offer to all staff:
To keep you healthy
Gulf Air provides primary medical care to all staff from its medical facilities conveniently located at its Bahrain headquarters in Muharraq. With a team of aviation medical officers, nurses and dentists dedicated to looking after the health of you and your family, you can be assured of the best quality primary medical care. In fact, once you have been fully screened and assessed by a Gulf Air doctor or nurse, prescribed basic medications will be dispensed to you free of charge. If required, you will be referred to a specialist medical professional.
Medical care also includes a 24 hour worldwide emergency medical assistance programme for certain groups of employees.
Emergency dental care is also available on-site if the need should ever arise. Alternatively, you will be referred to a dental practitioner at a location convenient to you.
To provide you with airline privileges
Working for a world-class airline means you’re entitled to world-class airline privileges too. Starting with concessional airline tickets for yourself and certain family members, we will honour these upon your individual requests. An additional annual leave ticket will also ensure that you get the opportunity to go home every year at our expense.
If you’d rather be globe trotting around the world to new and exciting destinations, then discounted air travel with Gulf Air and various other airlines are just the thing. Giving you the choice of a worldwide network of travel destinations, what more could you want. Just to go that one step further, we even offer the option of having the ticket costs deducted from your salary.
Another travel advantage we have to offer is cargo concessions for those essential items that need transportation around world.
To help you build financial security
We at Gulf Air understand the importance of financial security, and therefore have put in place various options that will give you the best possible start, such as offering you a generous tax free salary. We know that additional expenses can add up quickly, so we have introduced allowances to assist you where possible.
As recognition for your commitment and contribution throughout your career with us, we offer an end-of-service benefit dependant on your length of employment.
To provide you with time off
Gulf Air understands the importance of a true work/life balance. Therefore, to reap the rewards of your hard work, we offer generous annual leave entitlements in conjunction with the flexibility to take unpaid time off (subject to company’s discretion). In addition, paid sick leave is also our way of ensuring you get the rest you need in order to get back on track with the least amount of stress possible.
Additionally, there are numerous public holidays throughout the calendar year.