Gulf Air B787-9 Delivery:On Track.

Gulf Air has Officially not only updated it’s livery but also it’s Level of aircraft to be flown.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister today toured Gulf Air’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the latest addition to the national carrier’s expanded fleet, at Sakhir Air Base.

HRH the Crown Prince highlighted the government’s commitment to enhancing Bahrain’s competitiveness, particularly in the logistics sector. In line with this commitment, the Kingdom has made strategic investments in Gulf Air and the expansion of Bahrain International Airport as core components of the logistics sector development plan.

HRH the Crown Prince commended HM King Hamad’s commitment and support towards Bahrain’s long-term strategic development and continued competitiveness. HRH the Crown Prince noted that expanding Gulf Air’s fleet to include the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A320neo will increase company’s performance in addition to maximizing economic yields, and laying the foundations for prosperity based on the principles of sustainability and competitiveness epitomized by Gulf Air.

During the tour of Gulf Air’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, HRH the Crown Prince received a detailed summary of the company’s corporate strategy, and the timeline for delivery of the brand new aircrafts as well as upgrades to the existing fleet. In due course, the airline will take delivery of two kinds of aircraft, the Boeing787-9 Dreamliner and the Airbus A320neo.

During the tour, HRH the Crown Prince identified the delivery of the new aircrafts as a significant milestone in Gulf Air’s fleet expansion and extended his congratulations to Gulf Air’s board of directors. Furthermore, HRH the Crown Prince praised Gulf Air’s corporate strategy and commended all those working to develop the Kingdom’s logistics sector.

The Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, members of the royal family, senior government officials, and members of the airline’s board of directors also attended the event.
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New Livery Rolling out Soon!


Old Livery
My Thoughts: The old livery is a much classic version of this new one(not at all good).
Secondly Gulf Air has really no idea what to do with this 787-9 . Although they have set up an expansion plan which I think is of no worth . Where they should have given focus is on crew development and training, it looks as if the crew are forced to work.
Let’s look what these upcoming aircrafts bring to Gulf Air Luck or Disaster!

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I quite like the new tail although I feel the old font looks better in size

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It would be better the body remains the same and the tail changes to the new one…

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I saw this at the Boeing Factory in the new livery in what Boeing called “the flight line” or where they park aircraft that are being tested. Really excited to see the result and where it will fly to.

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The new livery is more pleasing. The new tail is a work of art. I’m really looking forward to see their 787s soon.

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New livery is looking amazing on the aircraft.

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The new livery looks very luxurious

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Its first official Flight will be from Bahrain-London Heathrow as callsign:GF001

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I have noticed a lot of airlines changing their liveries! It is getting pretty cool!

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