MANAMA: Bahrain flag carrier Gulf Air has announced the launch of its double daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to 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 UK, Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, embassy officials, executive management from Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited, officials from Gulf Air’s general sales agent for UK, Aviareps UK, and Gulf Air’s London team.
Al Alawi said: “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, Sheikh Fawaz said: “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 to London via Bahrain 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 onboard one of the airline’s newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
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.