Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has taken delivery of its second Airbus A320neo.
This is the second aircraft of the 12 A320neo aircraft ordered during the 2016 Bahrain International Airshow.
The delivery also makes Gulf Air the first national carrier to fly the A320neo in the Middle East and Africa region, it said in a statement.
Gulf Air CEO Kresimir Kucko said: “We are delighted to welcome the second A320neo to our fleet and proud to be the first national carrier in the region to operate the A320neo. We have a strong network in the region with multiple daily flights to 10 regional cities and the addition of A320neo into our fleet will strengthen our position in our market.”
Earlier last year Gulf Air received five Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner aircraft as it continues its major fleet development project which will see by end of 2023 a total of 39 new aircraft - 10 Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner, 12 Airbus A320neo and 17 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
The airline operates double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, in addition, to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport.