Gulf Air has received its first A320neo from Airbus.
The new aircraft will start to earn its way with the airline as early as 19 August with a flight from Bahrain to Dubai.
The aircraft is the first of an order for 29 new Airbus short haul aircraft. The airline has ordered 12 Airbus A320neo and 17 Airbus A321neo aircraft and expects to operate them on routes between Bahrain and destination including Dubai, Larnaca, Athens, Kuwait and Beirut.
The new A320neo will offer 165 seats in a two-class configuration.
The A320neo Family incorporates latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 per cent in fuel savings from day one and 20 per cent by 2020 with further cabin innovations.
Gulf Air aircraft orders
Gulf Air has orders for a total of 39 new aircraft by the end of 2023 – 10 Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner, 12 Airbus A320neo and 17 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
So far in 2018, Gulf Air has received three Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner aircraft with 2 more expected by end-2018. An additional 2 aircraft will arrive by end-2019 and 3 more arriving by end-2020.
Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will offer 282 seats in a two-class configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats.
In late July 2018, Gulf Air started double daily service between Bahrain and London with its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Gulf Air’s network will serve 49 cities in 26 countries in 2018.
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