Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain 8 May 2018: Under the patronage of HE Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), Gulf Air, the Kingdom’s national carrier, today hosted a brand unveiling event gathering key government officials, dignitaries, trade and corporate partners, Falconflyer members and media outlets from across the globe. The VIP event, marking the start of Gateway Gulf Investor Forum Bahrain 2018, saw the worldwide exclusive premiere of Gulf Air’s outdoor 3D projection #yearofchange video – one of the highest projections in the world, on the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay. The projection video will soon be toured across the airline’s network. The #yearofchange video showcased the broad spectrum of Gulf Air’s latest developments in supporting Bahrain’s economic transformation which include fleet modernisation, network expansion, enhanced product offering, rebrand and long term strategic direction for continuous growth.
At the event, H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani, Chairman of Gulf Air’s Board of Directors welcomed attendees saying: “The aviation industry’s economic footprint is extensive and it spans a variety of sectors across the globe. As Gateway Gulf Investor Forum Bahrain 2018 begins – this is a fitting time to look at aviation’s role in supporting the global economy and, specifically, our national carrier’s pivotal role in Bahrain’s economic transformation. 2018 is a year of change for Gulf Air as it embarks upon a new era in its history, becoming the airline of choice with a global footprint and best in class. The 3D #yearofchange video projection showcased tonight sheds light on the future shape of Gulf Air and its growing positive impact on Bahrain, the region and the aviation sector as a whole. As one of the world’s tallest projection screenings, with a truly inspiring vision of our Kingdom’s future and the potential of our national carrier, we hope all our guests and the Bahraini public as a whole, enjoy it. We are looking forward to a promising future for Gulf Air and the wealth of possibility that comes with this new and exciting chapter for the Kingdom of Bahrain and its national carrier.”
Gulf Air’s incoming fleet of 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft will see by end-2018 the arrival of 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 2 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Gulf Air’s new and highly anticipated fleet entry, the airline’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, arrived on 27th April and will serve Gulf Air’s double daily London Heathrow service, offering increased capacity and enhanced, superior on-board products and services. Gulf Air’s incoming aircraft orders will ensure it maintains one of the youngest fleets in the region while building upon its award-winning reliability, on time performance and product and service standards.
In 2018, Gulf Air’s network will serve 49 cities in 26 countries. This summer, Gulf Air is launching flights to its newest destinations including flights to Abha and Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bangalore and Calicut in India, Alexandria and Sharm El Shaikh in Egypt, Casablanca in Morocco and Baku in Azerbaijan.
Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader, continually enhancing its services and tailoring a product offering that best fits its passengers’ needs. The airline is famous for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by its signature family and business friendly products. Today, Gulf Air operates double daily flights or more to select destinations across the GCC, MENA region, Indian Subcontinent and Europe while its network spans the GCC, MENA region, Indian Subcontinent, Europe and the Far East. The airline provides seamless connectivity for passengers travelling across its network via its efficient Bahrain International Airport hub. Further information about the airline’s network, fares and flight schedule can be found online via the official Gulf Air website gulfair.com, by contacting its 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 in Bahrain, or any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.