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Gulf Air Welcomes First Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, welcomed the airline’s first Airbus A320neo, which landed in Bahrain International Airport at approximately 1600 local time. Following its delivery from the Airbus factory in Toulouse, France the aircraft will service a number of regional routes within the Gulf Air network. With Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Mr. Krešimir Kuč...

Gulf Air Adopts Honeywell's GoDirect Flight Efficiency Software To Lower Fuel Costs And Enhance Environmental Efficiency

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has selected Honeywell's GoDirect® Flight Efficiency analytics software to reduce fuel costs across its entire Airbus and Boeing fleet and to help minimize the carbon footprint of the airline. The innovative Connected Aircraft service analyzes a multitude of flight-related factors to optimize fuel efficiency, aiming t...

Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for Gulf Air

Super-efficient aircraft to help airline modernize fleet, enhance passenger experience  Boeing and Gulf Air celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The airplane also debuts the carrier's new livery.  "This delivery is a historic moment for Gulf Air and Bahrain and yet another important step...

Gulf Air Selects Dell for data protection

Gulf Air has selected Dell EMC's Data Domain and Data Protection Suite solutions for a highly scalable protection and availability foundation to support rapid data growth. The national airline of Bahrain says it will leverage the solution's backup and recovery capabilities to help meet its data accessibility requirements. Gulf Air says it expects its user-generated data to grow by 12 pe...

Gulf Air engine fire on Manila takeoff - all on board safe

A Gulf Air flight carrying 219 people to Bahrain from Manila suffered an engine fire on take-off last morning but landed safely in the Philippine capital after turning back The A330-200 appeared to start a grass fire at the edge of the runway as it took off according to reports and smoke was seen inside the cabin after the plane was airborne, according to Manila spokesperson.  "...

Gulf Air awards Rolls-Royce $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has awarded Rolls-Royce a $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines to power 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The contract also includes long-term TotalCare® service support. In addition, Gulf Air also has the option to purchase the same engine to power six further Boeing 787-9s. The aircraft all form part of Gulf Air’s recently an...

Gulf Air Reduces Losses by 88% in the Three Years

 Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has posted its 2015 financial and operational results, revealing a fall of almost BHD40 million in the airline’s annual losses from BHD62.7 million in 2014 to BHD24.1 million in 2015 – equivalent to a landmark 62% reduction. Commenting on the airline’s record 2015 annual results H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al...

Flying Dubai to London with Gulf Air: Low-cost business fare marred by six-hour delay

Flying to London from Dubai with a stopover is not a journey a business traveller is likely to make in place of a direct flight. But Gulf Air provides two solid reasons to fly via Bahrain: a highly competitive business class fare of Dh7,920, less than half the price of its main rivals; and personal service on smaller planes that harks back to the carrier’s golden age in the 1970s and &lsq...