The aircraft, which landed in Bahrain International Airport at around 1500
neighborhood time, following its delivery from the Boeing factory in the United States, will service a quantity of regional routes prior to it requires on the Bahrain – London, Heathrow route on June 15. With Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Krešimir Kučko and other airline executives on board, the Dreamliner received a water canon salute as it taxied to the terminal and was welcomed at Bahrain International Airport by a delegation of VIPs, dignitaries, government and aviation business representatives and media members.
Gulf Air’s incoming fleet of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft will see by finish-2018 the arrival of 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and two Airbus A320neo aircraft. Two Dreamliner solutions have been announced so far this year: the Bahrain – London, Heathrow service and the Bahrain – Casablanca, Morocco service. The new incoming aircraft will facilitate the national carrier’s expansion plans, whilst sustaining 1 of the youngest fleets in the area, developing upon its award-winning reliability, on time efficiency and solution and service requirements.
Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will supply 282 seats in a two-class configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats – a 32% boost in capacity on the airline’s previouswide physique supplying. The business-top technologies of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner boasts superior fuel efficiency, environmentally friendly operations and variety flexibility that will facilitate Gulf Air’s planned network expansion and fleet optimisation at a reduce operating price.
Gulf Air Chairman H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani commented, “We are delighted to welcome Gulf Air’s newest aircraft, a game-changer for the Kingdom’s national carrier that will not only elevate Gulf Air’s product and service offering and passenger experience but will also allow us to expand our network in a strategic manner. 2018 will see Gulf Air open eight new routes to Abha, Alexandria, Baku, Bangalore, Calicut, Casablanca, Sharm El Shaikh and Tabuk. With such expansion, we are creating growth opportunities within the Kingdom of Bahrain’s financial and tourism sectors amongst others. Going forward, every kind of traveller will be able to enjoy a state-of-the-art, modern, relaxing and memorable experience as Gulf Air’s new fleet will be outfitted with superior seats, Inflight Entertainment and much more. We are looking forward to Gulf Air becoming an airline of choice, which is our strategic goal.”
Passengers will take pleasure in numerous improvements with the 787 loved ones such as the biggest windows of any jet, air that is cleaner, a lot more humid and at a greater stress for higher comfort, big overhead bins with space for everyone’s bag, soothing LED lighting and technologies that senses and counters turbulence for a smoother ride.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is an all-new, super-effective loved ones of industrial airplanes that brings large-jet ranges and speed to the middle of the industry with about 20% significantly less fuel and about 20% fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace.
In 2018, Gulf Air’s network will serve 49 cities in 26 nations. Gulf Air is committed to getting an business leader, continually enhancing its solutions and tailoring a solution supplying that very best fits its passengers’ wants. The airline is renowned for its conventional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by its signature loved ones and enterprise friendly goods. Today, Gulf Air operates double everyday flights or a lot more to pick destinations across the GCC, MENA area, Indian Subcontinent and Europe whilst its network spans the GCC, MENA area, Indian Subcontinent, Europe and the Far East. The airline gives seamless connectivity for passengers travelling across its network through its effective Bahrain International Airport hub. Further details about the airline’s network, fares and flight schedule can be identified on-line through the official Gulf Air site gulfair.com, by contacting its 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 in Bahrain, or any Gulf Air sales offices and authorized travel agencies.
Information Source: Muscat Daily