Airline

Gulf Air Ownership To Be Transferred To Government

Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the investment arm of Bahrain, said it will transfer ownership of the kingdom’s national carrier, Gulf Air to the government  A statement released by Mumtalakat on Thursday evening explained that, “Given the strategic importance of Gulf Air to the national economy, the Bahrain government is the suitable owner of the airline.”    

Gulf Air was originally co-owned by Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Abu Dhabi when it was founded in 1950.  Bahrain became the sole owner in 1970 after a series of national and international developments.  The airline has been in the process of carrying out a new restructuring program under the management of former Royal Jordanian airlines chief executive Sameer Al Majali who became Gulf Air chief executive officer on August 1, 2009.  Gulf Air management and Mumtalakat have been working to return Gulf Air to profitability as it deals with tough competition from state owned airlines in Qatar and the UAE, as well as regional low-cost airlines operating in Bahrain, Kuwait, and the UAE.
 

More Airline
Big jump in international passengers for Saudi Airlines
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 March 2019
New Istanbul airport starts operations
Latest Travel News
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 Ma...
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 2...
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of ...
Featured Sights To See
Children’s Museum

Children’s Museum

Muscat, Oman

This museum was opened in 1990. It is a unique structure easily differentiated from its surroundings by its twin domes. The Children’s Museum is primarily a science museum with a focus on the environment and nature. For tourists travelling with their children, this is an ideal stop. The interactive exhibits are fantastic and children are able to participate in virtual tours. Timings: Saturda...

Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium

Houston, United States

This underwater world is thriving with different marine species all centered around various habitats - there's a sunken galleon, a rainforest, a coral reef and the swamplands of Louisiana. A shark Voyage train takes visitors through a shark tank for an up-close view of the different species of sharks. There are also numerous other amusement rides available for kids.    410 Bagby S...

Museum of History

Museum of History

Hong Kong, China

Museum of History is another landmark of this area. Established in 1975 when it became a separate entity, it finally got its permanent home only in 1998 on 100 Chatham Road, South Tsimshatsui. This colossal museum has the same colour planning as the Science Museum next door. If one is a history enthusiast, this is the place to go to. Intricate details of the history of Hong Kong can be found here....

Central Circus

Central Circus

Hanoi, Vietnam

The huge tent, which is a permanent fixture at the northern end of Lenin Park, is home to Hanoi's Central Circus. Shows are held Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm and on Sunday mornings at 9am. The Sunday morning show is held with children in mind, and is a popular Sunday activity with residents of Hanoi. Address: Lenin Park, Hai Ba Trung District ...