MANAMA: Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air will be upgrading its aircraft scheduled to operate to Baku on May 29 in a move to facilitate and ease the travel of football fans flying out to Azerbaijan to watch the UEFA Europa League Cup Final.
The airline will operate its flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to allow more fans to travel and watch the big game between the two English giants – Arsenal and Chelsea.
With 26 seats in Falcon Gold and 256 in Economy Class seats, the state-of-the-art Dreamliner will be operated for the first time on the Bahrain-Baku route to cater to the increasing demand from football fans around the Gulf Air’s network.
Gulf Air’s CEO Krešimir Kučko said: “The commercial team at Gulf Air is very responsive to events and happenings around our expanding network. When the demand forecast showed an increase, we managed to upgrade the operating aircraft on May 29 to our new Dreamliner. The B787-9 has much more capacity than the regular scheduled aircraft to Baku and we are happy to offer this opportunity to all football fans of Arsenal and Chelsea.”
The airline operates five weekly flights between Bahrain International Airport and Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport.