Two Embraer 190 jets join Gulf Air fleet

Aircraft complement two EMBRAER 170 already in service

São José dos Campos, October 29, 2010 – Two EMBRAER 190 jets have been delivered this month to Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, under a newly ratified agreement with Jetscape, Inc., an aircraft leasing company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. This delivery comes just seven months after the carrier’s first acceptance of two EMBRAER 170 jets, last March.

Gulf Air’s EMBRAER 190 jets are intended to provide regional and medium-haul services from its Bahrain Airport hub. Configured in a dual-class layout, featuring 12 seats in business class and 84 in economy, the aircraft is equipped with a state-of-the-art, individual In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system for maximum cabin convenience.

About Gulf Air
Gulf Air (www.GulfAir.com) was founded in 1950, and is one of the oldest airlines in the Middle East. The national carrier is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, through Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. Its goal has remained constant – a commitment to the latest aviation technology and an adherence to traditional Arabian hospitality.

The airline offers
customers the unique advantage of the largest network of non-stop flights in the Middle East, while providing seamless connections to other destinations. Gulf Air’s current network stretches from Europe to Asia, serving over 40 destinations, worldwide, with a fleet of more than 30 aircraft. The airline enjoys codeshare agreements with 15 airlines around the world, offering a wider choice of flights that can be booked directly with Gulf Air.

Parallel to the dynamic growth projections of the Kingdom, as laid out in its “Vision 2030” master plan, Gulf Air has embarked on a business strategy to upgrade its fleet over the next five years, in order to further strengthen its presence as a leading international airline.


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