Gulf Air has expanded its fleet by taking delivery of six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners from its partner Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).
The airplanes have been received on a lease agreement created towards the end of 2017. The deliveries started in April 2018 and were completed during the second month of 2019. The technologically advanced widebody aircraft are part of the company’s fleet transition plan.
DAE’s Chief Executive Officer, Firoz Tarapore, expressed the company’s pride in supporting Gulf Air with its aircraft requirements. The company is excited to create a lasting and sustainable partnership with Gulf Air.
Gulf Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Krešimir Kučko, also commented on the recent aircraft delivery, sharing that the carrier is happy to cooperate with the aircraft leasing specialist as the company has played an important role in shaping the airline’s business in the past.
Thanks to the recently added aircraft, Gulf Air’s passengers will benefit from an upgraded passenger service while the company will enjoy reductions in fuel consumption and an expansion on routes to Manila, Casablanca, London, and Bangkok.