Gulf Air has seen its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner conduct a flypass during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The display showcased not only the airline’s newest, state-of-the-art aircraft, but also the new Gulf Air livery.
The new and highly anticipated fleet entry will be delivered on April 27th and will ultimately serve Gulf Air’s double daily London Heathrow service, offering increased capacity and enhanced, superior on-board products and services, from June.
A total of five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will have entered Gulf Air’s fleet by end-2018 with an additional two aircraft arriving by end-2019 and three arriving by end-2020.
Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner orders will ensure it maintains one of the youngest fleets in the region while building upon its award-winning reliability, on time performance and product and service standards.
Gulf Air chief executive, Krešimir Kučko, commented: “As the proud title sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix since it first made history in 2004, it is fitting that we use this platform today to reveal our new Gulf Air livery and our new brand.
“Public reaction to witnessing the return of the Gulf Air fly pass at the Bahrain Grand Prix and to getting an early glimpse of one of our newest incoming aircraft has been overwhelmingly positive.
“We are only weeks away from officially taking delivery of Gulf Air’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – a historic moment for Gulf Air and Bahrain and yet another important step in our strategic direction towards furthering Gulf Air’s fleet modernisation process and supporting our network and overall passenger experience enhancement strategies.
“Only a few weeks ago, we unveiled a new Gulf Air corporate strategy, 2018 network expansion plans to eight new routes, details surrounding our incoming fleet, new, best in class products and services, our new overall direction and where we hope the future will take us all.
“It is time for change and we are embracing change today.”
This summer, Gulf Air will begin launching flights to its newest destinations which include flights to Bangalore from May 1st, to Alexandria, Egypt, from June 10th, Casablanca in Morocco from June 11th, Baku in Azerbaijan from June 12th, and Abha and Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from June 15th.