Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 31 July 2018: Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, yesterday celebrated the introduction of the airline’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner double daily service to and from London. Marking the occasion, the airline hosted a celebratory event at the Arts Club in Mayfair, with guests including Ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps in the United Kingdom, of countries served by Gulf Air, owners and managing directors of some of the biggest UK travel companies, leading British trade partners and media representatives.
Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Krešimir Kučko and members of the airline’s executive management including its UK Country Manager Mr. Rashid Al Gaoud welcomed the guests, sharing information about Gulf Air’s latest products and services and the many improvements Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passengers will experience.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Kučko said: “Gulf Air has had strong ties with the United Kingdom since we commenced our operations to London in 1970. London is a key destination for our customers traveling for either business or leisure, and I am delighted to introduce our newest 787-9 Dreamliner double daily service on this route. I look forward to receiving passenger feedback on this exciting addition to our fleet, which allows our UK travellers to travel across Gulf Air’s expanding network in superior comfort. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our key industry partners in UK who are integral to the growth and success of our London operations.”
Gulf Air’s new 787-9 Dreamliner double daily service connects London, Heathrow and Bahrain International Airport. 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 onboard comforts and greater entertainment choices. Onboard the state-of-the-art aircraft, passengers 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 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.
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.