Gulf Air have announced that they will be introducing a new livery as part of their ‘brand refresh’ program. The livery will debut on a brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner pictured below in Everett. Gulf Air is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and has been in operation since 1950, making it one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East region. In a bid to make Bahrain a key international gateway to the world, Gulf Air are modernising their fleet with the delivery of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft from 2018, 39 of which being the above Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline is scheduled to take delivery of five B787s this year, with a further five arriving by the end of 2020.
‘The aircraft will feature 256 economy seats and 26 of Gulf Air’s latest Falcon Gold business class seats. The Dreamliners will gradually replace the carrier’s A330 aircraft serving long-haul routes’ – Business Traveller.
Gulf Air, in last week’s schedule update, opened bookings for its Boeing 787-9 aircraft, set to enter service in the first-half of 2018. The airline’s dreamliner is currently scheduled to serve the Bahrain – London Heathrow route on 15JUN18, operating twice daily. This route is currently operated by an A330 (A320 operating during off-peak season).
GF007 BAH0115 – 0625LHR 789 D
GF003 BAH1010 – 1520LHR 789 D
GF002 LHR1000 – 1835BAH 789 D
GF006 LHR2205 – 0640+1BAH 789 D
Currently, the Bahrain to London route is also served by British Airways operating with Boeing 777 variants. It is said that on these new 787s, Gulf Air will opt for Apex Suites which are currently in service with Japan Airlines and Oman Air.
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