Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 24 December 2018: Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently deployed its latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Bahrain-Manila route increasing the number of destinations served by the Dreamliner to four including London Heathrow, Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Being one of Gulf Air’s long-haul destinations, Manila route will now be permanently served by the state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to cater to passenger demands.
Earlier this year in April, Gulf Air received its first Dreamliner marking the airline’s fleet renewal programme. A total of five Dreamliners are now in service with an additional two being delivered in 2019 and three more to enter the fleet in 2020.
Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners offer 282 seats in a two-class configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats – a 32% increase in capacity on the airline’s previous wide body offering. The industry-leading technology of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner boasts superior fuel efficiency, environmentally friendly operations and range flexibility that will facilitate Gulf Air’s planned network expansion and fleet optimisation at a lower operating cost.
Passengers will enjoy many improvements with the 787 family such as the largest windows of any jet, air that is cleaner, more humid and at a higher pressure for greater comfort, large overhead bins with room for everyone’s bag, soothing LED lighting and technology that senses and counters turbulence for a smoother ride.