MANAMA: Gulf Air has announced the launch of its double daily Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service to London Heathrow.
The non-stop flights allow regional passengers to seamlessly connect to London via Bahrain while UK-based travellers can fly non-stop to Bahrain, with onward connections to key cities throughout the Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent and the Far East.
Onboard, passengers can enjoy the largest windows of any jet; air that is cleaner, more humid and at a higher pressure for greater comfort; large overhead bins with more room for bags; soothing LED lighting and technology that senses and counters turbulence for a smoother ride, said a statement.
Gulf Air is offering 26 Falcon Gold seats and 256 economy seats with greater pitch, larger IFE screens, enhanced onboard comforts and greater entertainment choices on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Onboard the airline’s inaugural Dreamliner service to London Heathrow were members of the airline’s executive management team including Gulf Air deputy chief executive Captain Waleed Al Alawi, who was welcomed upon landing at Heathrow by Bahrain’s Ambassador to the UK Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, embassy officials, executive management from Heathrow Airport Holdings, officials from Aviareps UK – Gulf Air’s general sales agent for UK; and Gulf Air’s London team.
“With five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft entering our fleet in 2018, an additional two arriving by end-2019 and three arriving by end 2020, Gulf Air’s 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,” said Capt Al Alawi.