Gulf Air’s Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner is scheduled to service a number of regional routes over the coming weeks including Jeddah and Dubai before it takes on the Bahrain – Heathrow, London route on June 15.
Krešimir Kučko, CEO, Gulf Air, commented, “The coming weeks will see us expanding further in Saudi Arabia with new routes to the cities of Abha and Tabuk which will complement our current service. Having served Saudi Arabia since 1950 Gulf Air recognises this is a critical market.”
Gulf Air’s incoming fleet of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft will see by the arrival of five Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners and two Airbus A320neo aircraft this year. Two Dreamliner services will operate this year: the Bahrain to Heathrow service and the Bahrain to Casablanca, Morocco service.
The new aircraft will facilitate the national carrier’s expansion plans to eight new routes this year, while maintaining one of the youngest fleets in the region.