Manama, Bahrain - Gulf Air has received its third Airbus A320neo. Bahrain's flag carrier will deploy the aircraft on its newly launched Manama - Male (Maldives) route from October 26.
Gulf Air has 12 Airbus A320neo in its order book as part of its major fleet renewal process. The remaining nine aircraft will be delivered to the airline by the end of 2023.
We are proud of this fantastic milestone as we continue with our brand promise in expanding our fleet along with our network, said Krešimir Kučko, Chief Executive Officer at Gulf Air
With its tranquil beaches and crystal clear waters; the Maldives is a breath-taking destination that fits perfectly in our new boutique strategy where we cater to the premium traveller seeking a tropical holiday wrapped in luxury, endorsed by our excellent connectivity through Bahrain International Airport, he added
Gulf Air will operate 5 weekly non-stop flights from Bahrain International Airport, departing at 23:20 and landing at 06:25 local time and then an onward journey to Colombo at 07:25, landing at 09:25. The return flight begins in Colombo at 16:55, arrival in Male at 17:55 and departing to the Kingdom of Bahrain at 18:55, landing at 22:05.
Gulf Air’s A320neo is the most advanced and fuel-efficient version of the single-aisle A320 aircraft family. Featuring the widest single aisle cabin in the market, the new aircraft is equipped with LEAP-1A engines from CFM International and feature large wingtip devices known as Sharklets. The A320neo is also more eco-friendly with 5,000 tonnes less CO2 emissions per year per aircraft, and nearly 50 percent reduction in noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.