Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – 18 March 2018: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has once again successfully participated in the recent 2018 Saudi Aramco Annual Travel Show which was held at Saudi Aramco's worldwide headquarters in Dhahran. Alongside travel agents, various airlines and travel and hospitality exhibitors, Gulf Air shared news of its highly anticipated incoming fleet of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft which will commence delivery in the coming months. A total of 7 new aircraft, 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 2 Airbus A320neo aircraft, will enter the airline’s fleet before the end of the year. With this development, major positive change is on the horizon. Gulf Air’s new fleet will be outfitted with superior on-board products and services (some of the best in class: seats, Inflight Entertainment and much more). With strategic goals to be best in class across both its wide and narrow body fleet, Gulf Air’s new business class offering will compete with the first class standard of other airlines while its economy class product will afford enhanced onboard comfort. Alongside this, Gulf Air promoted its attractive flight schedule to/from 5 destinations in Saudi Arabia, its flexible and convenient travel proposition in addition to the airline’s latest news, which includes major network expansion plans to the Saudi Arabian cities of Abha and Tabuk, from 15th June 2018. This will expand its Saudi Arabia operations to complement its current service to Dammam, Riyadh, Madina Al Munawarah, Jeddah and Gassim.
Further to its upcoming new routes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in 2018 the airline will add to its current India operations to Delhi, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai, Trivandrum and Hyderabad, with flights to Bangalore and Calicut. Gulf Air’s Cairo operations will be supplemented by direct flights to Alexandria and flights to Sharm El Shaikh. The airline will also launch operations to Baku in Azerbaijan and to Casablanca in Morocco.
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 one the largest networks in the Middle East with double daily flights or more to select destinations across the GCC, MENA region, Indian Subcontinent and Europe. 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.