Gulf Air Sponsor Bahrain Golf Invitational


Gulf Air, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the UAE, and the Sultanate of Oman, today announced its sponsorship of the Fourth Bahrain Golf Invitational to be held at the Riffa Golf Course from 30 January to 1 February this year.


As a major sponsor for the BGI 2002/3, Gulf Air has donated three return tickets to London, which will be given as first prize to the tournament’s winner on 1 February.


This year, proceeds from the tournament, organised annually by the Rotary Club of Adliya, will go to the Friendship Society for the Blind and Handicapped, where it is to be used for equipment and facilities to promote the future development and education in the new adult program that caters to children from the age of 12.


The BGI is one of the largest tournaments to be held at Riffa Golf Club, raising funds for various charitable organizations, including the Al Wafa Centre, and last year, the Special Baby Care Unit at the Salmaniya Medical Complex.


The BGI is one of the largest tournaments to be held at Riffa Golf Club, raising funds for various charitable organizations, including the Al Wafa Centre, and last year, the Special Baby Care Unit at the Salmaniya Medical Complex.

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Explaining the aims of the tournament, organizer, Annie Harris said: “The tournament aims to raise funds for the Friendship Society for the Blind and Handicapped. In addition to this primary aim, the tournament also aims to promote tourism to Bahrain.”


“Gulf Air has been an integral part of this community for the past 53 years. We are committed to its economic and social well being, and are happy to join with the organizers, co-sponsors and tournament participants in a contribution that will make a positive difference in the lives of its people,” said James Hogan, President and Chief Executive of Gulf Air. “I also believe it is especially appropriate for us to sponsor an event, which has aims in line with our own, namely the promotion of tourism to Bahrain.”


Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the UAE, and the Sultanate of Oman, and is the only truly pan Gulf airline in the region. The airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 43 cities in 32 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 30 aircraft.


The airline is in the first year of a three-year strategic recovery programme, headed by President & Chief Executive, James Hogan. The airline’s aim is to further evolve by taking its renowned cultural strengths, which have been gained over more than half a century, into a global environment.


Gulf Air is also intent on ‘going the extra mile’ for its customers. It has subsequently made a concerted effort to focus on efficiency, to eliminate bureaucracy and implement processes that are required, above all, to improve customer satisfaction.   


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