Gulf Air Orders 19 A320 Family Aircraft

Bahraini carrier Gulf Air has placed an order for 19 A320 family aircraft while also upgrading an existing order for 16 787s.

Bahraini carrier Gulf Air has placed an order for 19 A320 family aircraft while also upgrading an existing order for 16 787s.

The state-owned airline confirmed at the Bahrain International Airshow on Thursday (January 21) that the order includes 17 A321neos and two A320neos.

In addition to a 10 A320neo order that was confirmed in 2012, the total order for the 29 aircraft amounts to $3.4bn.

The conversion of its Boeing order, valued at $4.2bn, will see Gulf Air switch from the 787-9 variant to the 787-8 with deliveries expected to begin in Q2 2018.

Gulf Air CEO Maher Salman Al-Musallam said: “This restructured order meets Gulf Air's future fleet requirement and our network expansion plans.”

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