Gulf Air has recently revealed that it will be adopting new aircraft following a firm order of 29 A320neo Family aircraft.
This news follows a signing at the Bahrain International Airshow between acting CEO, Gulf Air, Maher Salman Al Musallam and president and CEO, Airbus, Fabrice Brégier. It underlines the carrier’s dedication to its fleet renewal strategy.
Gulf Air will be acquiring 17 A321neo and 12 A320neo, of which 10 of the latter were confirmed in 2012.
Enthusing on the agreement Al Musallam noted: “I am delighted that we will enhance and simplify our fleet structure building on Airbus aircraft. This restructured order meets Gulf Air’s future fleet requirement and our network expansion plans. As a result, I now look forward to furthering Gulf Air’s fleet modernisation process while supporting our network and overall passenger experience enhancement strategies.”
Meanwhile, Brégier enthused: “We are pleased that Gulf Air has chosen the A320neo Family to complement its long term growth strategy. The fuel efficient aircraft will provide the airline with a higher operational efficiency and profitability while its wider cabins will open a new dimension of passenger appeal.”
The A320neo Family makes use of the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklet wing tip devices, which together deliver more than 15 per cent in fuel savings from day one and 20 per cent by 2020 with further cabin innovations.