Gulf Air has announced a firm order of 29 A320neo Family airliners. The new order includes 17 A321neo and 12 A320neo of which ten A320neo were confirmed in 2012. The contract was signed on January 21 at the Bahrain International Airshow between Mr Maher Salman Al Musallam, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Air and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer, in the presence of His Excellence Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain and Mr Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad.
Gulf Air currently operates 28 Airbus aircraft.
Commenting on the agreement, Mr Maher Salman Al Musallam, said, “I am delighted that we will enhance and simplify our fleet structure building on Airbus aircraft. This restructured order meets Gulf Air’s future fleet requirement and our network expansion plans. As a result, I now look forward to furthering Gulf Air’s fleet modernisation process while supporting our network and overall passenger experience enhancement strategies.”