Bahrain Air

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Bahrain Air
Bahrain Air.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2007
Commenced operations 1 February 2008
Ceased operations 12 February 2013[1]
Operating bases Bahrain International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Loyalty Rewards Program
Airport lounge Premium lounges
Fleet size 4
Destinations 17
Headquarters Muharraq, Bahrain
Key people Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (Chairman)

Bahrain Air (Arabic: طيران البحرين‎‎) was an airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain, headquartered in the Mohamed Centre in Muharraq.[2][3] Its main base was Bahrain International Airport. The airline flew to 16 destinations in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. In earlier statements the airline planned to increase its destinations to 23 cities by 2009 and up to 25 cities by 2010. Prior to its voluntary liquidation in 2013, Bahrain Air flew to 17 destinations (flights to Alexandria were seasonal).[4] In 2012, the airline complained via local media about the measures undertaken by the Minister of Transportation, also the competing airline Gulf Air's head of restructuring committee when the airline's route schedule and frequencies were reduced by up to 30% without prior notice. The airline, having sought every route possible to overcome the Minister's act of Conflict of Interest, declared bankruptcy on 12 February 2013. The airline complained of conflict of interest.[1][5]

Bahrain Air started operations on 1 February 2008 as a low cost airline but changed its operating model to full service by early 2010.[6] The inaugural flight occurred on 3 February 2008, from Bahrain to Dubai.[7] The airline used a new Airbus A320 fleet, with 12 seats in business and 150 in economy.[8] The airline had its own in-flight magazine, called Reesha.[9]


Bahrain Air used to serve the following destinations (as of December 2012):[10]

Country City Airport Notes
Bangladesh Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport
Bangladesh Dhaka Shahjalal International Airport
Bahrain Bahrain Bahrain International Airport Hub
Egypt Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport
Ethiopia Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
India Kochi Cochin International Airport
India Kozhikode Calicut International Airport
India Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport
India Trivandrum Trivandrum International Airport
Iraq Baghdad Baghdad International Airport Terminated
Iraq Najaf Al Najaf International Airport Terminated
Jordan Amman Queen Alia International Airport
Kuwait Kuwait city Kuwait International Airport
Lebanon Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
Nepal Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
Qatar Doha Doha International Airport
Saudi Arabia Dammam King Fahd International Airport
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport
Saudi Arabia Riyadh King Khalid International Airport
Sudan Khartoum Khartoum International Airport
Syria Damascus Damascus International Airport
Turkey Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport


A Bahrain Air Airbus A320 taking off from Dubai International Airport.

As of December 2012, the Bahrain Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft, with an average age of 4.5 years:[11]

Bahrain Air fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers
J Y Total
Airbus A319 2 0 12 120 126
Airbus A320-200 2 0 12 150 162
Total 4 0

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bahrain Air Ceases Operation". CRI English. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Bahrain Air. Retrieved on 22 June 2010.
  3. ^ "HQ Map." (image) Bahrain Air. Retrieved on 22 June 2010.
  4. ^ Destinations Bahrain Air
  5. ^ "Statement on Bahrain Air website". Archived from the original on 11 February 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Bahrain Air mission
  7. ^ Bahrain Air History
  8. ^ Bahrain Air fleet
  9. ^ Bahrain Air Introduces in-flight magazine
  10. ^ Bahrainair routemap
  11. ^ Bahrain Air fleet list at