Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, conducted a fly pass of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner before the Formula 1 race on April 8, showcasing not only the airline’s newest aircraft but also the new Gulf Air livery.
The new and highly anticipated fleet entry will be delivered on April 27 and will ultimately serve Gulf Air’s double daily London-Heathrow (LHR) service, offering increased capacity and enhanced, superior onboard products and services, from June 15, 2018. A total of 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will have entered Gulf Air’s fleet by end-2018 with an additional 2 aircraft arriving by end-2019 and 3 arriving by end-2020.
Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will offer 282 seats in a two-class configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats. In 2018 Gulf Air’s network will serve 49 cities in 26 countries. Gulf Air’s incoming fleet of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft will see by end-2018 the arrival of 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 2 Airbus A320neo aircraft.
— Gulf Air