Gulf Air has announced the significant bolstering of its Asia-Pacific network with new destinations being added from 2024.
China To See Significant Expansion
As part of the latest expansion efforts Gulf Air will add important cities of Shanghai and Guangzhou within China.
The addition of these two new routes are part of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier extension of operations.
Additionally, the company wants to strengthen its global network significantly with new global destinations. This is all under the national economic recovery plan of Bahrain.
In line with this plan Gulf Air will look to bolster its precense in yes global markets, but especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
These growth plans will be in a bid to support connectivity under the One Belt One Road initiative in China.
Such an expansion by Gulf Air was unveiled at the Bahrain-China Investment Forum. This hosted by the Economic Development Board of Bahrain.
These newly announced flights will be operated by their important Boeing 787 Dreamliners. These widebodies come equipped with two cabin class services. This includes Business and Economy.
Comments From Executives
We are excited by the opportunity to expand our presence in the Asia-Pacific region with new flights connecting Bahrain and the cities of Guangzhou and Shanghai in China. China is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and a global tourism market. It is key to our strategy of calibrated network growth. These flights will offer greater choice and flexible travel experiences for passengers and create new pipelines for trade, tourism and collaboration, benefitting both nations.Dr. Jeffrey Goh, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air Group Holding.
The Gulf Air Fleet
Gulf Air operates with a fleet of 36 in-service aircraft. Notably it has a significantly youthful feel to the planes.
This is thanks to the five aircraft types in operation, three all being for next-generation types.
Gulf Air’s fleet includes 8 in-service A320-200s, 6 A320neo, 4 A321-200s, 9 A321neos and lastly 9 active Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.