Gulf Traveller

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Gulf Traveller
IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2007
HubsBahrain International Airport
Seeb International Airport
Frequent-flyer programGulf Air Frequent Flyer Programme
Fleet size6
Parent companyGulf Air
HeadquartersP.O. Box 138,
Kingdom of Bahrain
Key peopleAhmed AlHammadi (Acting CEO)
Gulf Traveller B767 on stand at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Gulf Traveller was the all-economy full service subsidiary airline of Gulf Air. Its main base was Abu Dhabi International Airport.[1] It was briefly relocated between Bahrain and Muscat airports after Abu Dhabi pulled out of the Gulf Air consortium in 2005, and in May 2007 Oman also pulled out of the group leaving Bahrain as sole owner of Gulf Air. Gulf Traveller has since been disbanded due to these changes.


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Gulf Traveller was founded on 1 June 2003 as part of the Gulf Air three year restructuring and turnaround programme instigated by James Hogan. The model behind Gulf Air was to economise on routes with little demand for First or Business Class passengers. Gulf Traveller's inaugural flight between Abu Dhabi and Jeddah took place on 15 June 2003.

Gulf Traveller planned to add Birmingham, United Kingdom, to its list of destinations in 2004, however, the project was put on hold for the foreseeable future in 2005, and then eventually scrapped.

Former destinations[edit]

Gulf Traveller operated to the following;

 Bahrain (hub)
 Bangladesh - Dhaka
 India - Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram
 Indonesia - Jakarta
 Jordan - Amman
 Kenya - Nairobi
   Nepal - Kathmandu
 Oman - Muscat (hub)
 Pakistan - Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar
 Saudi Arabia - Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
 Tanzania - Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
 United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi


The Gulf Traveller Fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of March 2007):[1]


  1. ^ a b Flight International 3 April 2007