Gulf Air discusses network expansion to US with ambassador

Gulf Air discusses network expansion to US with ambassador
Published: 28 October 2019 - 5:03 a.m.

Gulf Air hosted Justin Siberell, the US ambassador to Bahrain, on a tour of the airline’s Dreamliner fleet to discuss network expansion to the US.

Gulf Air’s CEO Krešimir Kučko and deputy CEO Captain Waleed Abdulhameed Al Alawi met Siberell to tour Gulf Air’s Dreamliners and to discuss long-term network expansion plans, which will see the airline reach North America in the “near future”.

Commenting during the event, Siberell said: “We are here as part of our Discover America Week celebration, and this year we are focusing on transportation, logistics and tourism in particular.

“We are very excited to see this relationship between a great Bahraini company Gulf Air and a great American Company Boeing.”

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Kučko said: “Today we welcomed His Excellency to tour our flagship aircraft the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and explore its state-of-the-art facilities and features. Gulf Air currently operates 7 Dreamliners and by the end of 2020 we will receive the remaining of our 10 aircraft order with Boeing.

“As we celebrate our 70th anniversary next year, we are proud to expand our fleet and network to serve the Kingdom of Bahrain and our customers with superior products and services.

“The visit further solidifies our commitment as key players in the economic bond between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United States of America as we align our strategies to include the United States on our list of countries that we will operate to.”

Recently Gulf Air received its seventh Dreamliner which will be followed by the delivery of three more by the end of 2020.

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