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Gulf Air’s twice daily London-Bahrain service takes off

Posted 21 June 2018 · Add Comment

Gulf Air has launched its twice daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service connecting Bahrain International Airport and London, Heathrow.



Above: The Kingdom of Bahrain's Ambassador to the United Kingdom HE Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa (left) alongside Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi, Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer upon the arrival of Gulf Air’s inaugural double daily Dreamliner service to London Heathrow.


Gulf Airhas launched its twice daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service connecting Bahrain International Airport and 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 United Kingdom HE Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, embassy officials, executive management from Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited, officials from Gulf Air’s General Sales Agent for United Kingdom Aviareps UK and Gulf Air’s London team.

Captain Waleed Abdulhameed AlAlawi, Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer, commented: “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, H.E. Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa and other guests praised the new, state-of-the-art aircraft and its enhanced on-board offering with HE 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 via Bahrain to London 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 on-board one of the airline’s newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

In 2018, Gulf Air’s network will serve 49 cities in 26 countries.
 

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