Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 21 June 2018: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has launched its double daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service connecting Bahrain International Airport and London, Heathrow. Onboard the airline’s inaugural double daily Dreamliner service to London Heathrow were members of the airline’s executive management team including Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi who was welcomed upon landing into Heathrow by Bahrain's Ambassador to the United Kingdom H.E. Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, embassy officials, executive management from Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited, officials from Gulf Air’s General Sales Agent for United Kingdom Aviareps UK and Gulf Air’s London team.
Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi, Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are delighted to introduce our newest aircraft on Gulf Air’s London Heathrow route. With five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft entering our fleet in 2018, an additional two arriving by end 2019 and three arriving by end 2020, Gulf Air’s Dreamliner orders will ensure we maintain one of the youngest fleets in the region while building upon our award-winning reliability, on time performance and product and service standards. I am looking forward to receiving passenger feedback on this exciting addition to our fleet and how our enhanced product will elevate the passenger experience for all.”
During a tour of Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, H.E. Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa and other guests praised the new, state-of-the-art aircraft and its enhanced on-board offering with H.E. saying: “I am delighted to welcome these truly impressive aircraft to London as part of Gulf Air’s fleet. These new Dreamliners underscore Bahrain’s position as a regional hub, where cutting edge technology and infrastructure combine with traditional warmth and hospitality to create a unique, internationally-renowned experience. I look forward to experiencing these fantastic new aircraft on my next trip to Bahrain!”
Gulf Air’s double daily nonstop flights connecting Bahrain and London Heathrow Terminal 4 provide excellent two-way connectivity. Regional passengers can seamlessly connect via Bahrain to London while UK-based travellers can fly non-stop to Bahrain, with onward connections to key cities throughout the Middle East, Africa, India Subcontinent and the Far East, all on-board one of the airline’s newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passengers will experience many improvements with the 787 family. Onboard, you can enjoy the largest windows of any jet, air that is cleaner, more humid and at a higher pressure for greater comfort, large overhead bins with room for everyone’s bag, soothing LED lighting and technology that senses and counters turbulence for a smoother ride. Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner offers 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats with greater pitch, larger IFE screens, enhanced on-board comforts and greater entertainment choices.
In 2018, Gulf Air’s network will serve 49 cities in 26 countries. Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader, continually enhancing its services and tailoring a product offering that best fits its passengers’ needs. The airline is famous for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by its signature family and business friendly products. Today, Gulf Air operates double daily flights or more to select destinations across the GCC, MENA region, Indian Subcontinent and Europe while its network spans the GCC, MENA region, Indian Subcontinent, Europe and the Far East. The airline provides seamless connectivity for passengers travelling across its network via its efficient Bahrain International Airport hub. Further information about the airline’s network, fares and flight schedule can be found online via the official Gulf Air website gulfair.com, by contacting its 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 in Bahrain, or any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.