Gulf Air has made a firm order for 29 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, of which 17 will be A321neos and 12 will be A320neos.
The Bahraini airline operates 28 Airbus aircraft, and it says the A320neo will fit into the fleet, while offer low operating costs and optimum fuel efficiency. The contract was signed at the Bahrain International Airshow by Gulf Air chief executive officer (CEO), Maher Salman Al Musallam, and Airbus president and CEO, Fabrice Bregier, in the presence of Kingdom of Bahrain minister of transportation and telecommunications, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, and minister of state for foreign trade, the promotion of tourism and French nationals abroad, Matthias Fekl.
Musallam says: “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.”
Bregier says: “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.”