Bahrain Air is one of the few airlines that have a short history of less than a decade. The airline was established in 2007 and started operations on 1st February 2008. Its first flight took off from Bahrain for Dubai on 3rd February 2008. It was one of the flag bearers of Bahrain, the other being Gulf Air.
Initially set up as low cost airline, it soon adopted the full service operational model in 2010. Bahrain Air offered regular flights on 17 routes. In the year 2011, the bad phase of the airline started as it was asked to suspend its operations during the State of National Emergency. The lack of traffic to and from the country, and the Saudi Causeway restriction were other factors that resulted in financial loss. Eventually, the political unrest and financial burden compelled the airlines to file for voluntary liquidation and permanently suspend services, effective February 2013.