First 787 Dreamliner for Gulf Air

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Boeing and Gulf Air have celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The jetliner also debuts the carrier’s new livery. “This delivery is a historic moment for Gulf Air and Bahrain and another important step in our strategic direction towards furthering Gulf Air’s fleet modernization process,” said Krešimir Kučko, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Air.

“The 787-9 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,” Kučko.

Gulf Air is set to take delivery of four more Dreamliners this year. The airline plans to introduce the 787 on its twice-daily service between Bahrain and London Heathrow before deploying the long-range efficient jet on other routes.

Boeing has delivered more than 670 787s since deliveries began in 2011 and the 787 fleet has flown more than 240 million passengers.