His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister toured Gulf Air’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the latest addition to the national carrier’s expanded fleet, at Sakhir Air Base.
The Crown Prince highlighted the government’s commitment to enhancing Bahrain’s competitiveness, particularly in the logistics sector. In line with this commitment, the Kingdom has made strategic investments in Gulf Air and the expansion of Bahrain International Airport as core components of the logistics sector development plan.
The Crown Prince commended HM King Hamad’s commitment and support towards Bahrain’s long-term strategic development and continued competitiveness. He noted that expanding Gulf Air’s fleet to include the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A320neo will increase company's performance in addition to maximizing economic yields, and laying the foundations for prosperity based on the principles of sustainability and competitiveness epitomized by Gulf Air.
During the tour of Gulf Air’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Crown Prince received a detailed summary of the company’s corporate strategy, and the timeline for delivery of the brand new aircrafts as well as upgrades to the existing fleet. In due course, the airline will take delivery of two kinds of aircraft, the Boeing787-9 Dreamliner and the Airbus A320neo.
The Crown Prince identified the delivery of the new aircrafts as a significant milestone in Gulf Air’s fleet expansion and extended his congratulations to Gulf Air’s board of directors. Furthermore, he praised Gulf Air’s corporate strategy and commended all those working to develop the Kingdom’s logistics sector.
The Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, members of the royal family, senior government officials, and members of the airline’s board of directors also attended the event.