A Bahraini national, Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al-Alawi joined Gulf Air as the deputy CEO in 2017, bringing over 37 years of experience in various aviation-related positions.
In addition to his extensive flying qualifications, Al-Alawi holds an MBA in aviation management from the City University of London.
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. The airline operates scheduled flights from its hub at Bahrain International Airport to cities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian sub-continent and the Far East. The company currently serves all its destinations with a wide- and narrow-bodied fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by its signature family and business-friendly products, the airline is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect its passengers’ evolving needs and aspirations.
Gulf Air connects Bahrain to the world and, as such, is a critical national infrastructure asset, serving as a powerful driver for the economy and supporting the Kingdom’s ongoing economic growth.
With its mobile app and Bahrain stopover program, 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 held in the Middle East since 2004. In addition, the airline has been the official carrier of the biennial Bahrain International Airshow since it was first held in 2010.