First Airbus A320neo for Gulf Air

Via Airbus

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo on August 20. The jetliner, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, made its maiden journey from the Toulouse factory to Bahrain, landing at the Bahrain International Airport at 4pm local time.

The aircraft is the first of the 29 A320neo Family aircraft ordered during the 2016 Bahrain International Airshow. This delivery also makes Gulf Air the first Middle Eastern national carrier to fly the A320neo.