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Gulf Air seals key pacts, unveils flagship aircraft at Dubai Airshow

November 21, 2021

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air said it has concluded its participation at the Dubai Airshow 2021 on a successful note with sealing of a number of agreements and using it as a platform to promote its fleet, products and services.

During the airshow, Gulf Air showcased its flagship aircraft the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and its state-of-the-art cabins in its iconic 70th anniversary livery.

An executive delegation from Gulf Air represented the airline and led a number of networking initiatives and meeting opportunities with partners and vendors.

The key signings included:

*A memorandum of understanding with Emirates to explore developing a codeshare partnership cooperation

*An enhanced memorandum of understanding with Ras Al Khaimah International Airport to introduce direct flights between the Emirate and Bahrain

*A Letter of Intent with Egyptair to explore fields of cooperation

*An agreement with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance for CFM56-5B engine support

*An agreement with Safran for maintenance, revision and overhaul (MRO) operations on the landing gear of six Airbus A321 and one A320.

Besides Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, over 160 aircraft were on display from top international aerospace leaders.

On the successful show, Acting CEO Captain Waleed AlAlawi said Gulf Air's participation was fruitful as it met, networked and sealed deals with a number of partners in the aviation industry.

'As the first major airshow after the pandemic, this was a very important event for key industry players to attend and conclude major business transactions,' he noted.

'Our objectives is to continue representing Bahrain on a global platform and to expand our reach through partnerships with regional and international carriers. Next year we will be welcoming the world to our own Bahrain International Airshow and host our industry friends in our beloved kingdom,' he added.