Gulf Air to upgrade planes on routes to India

Passengers will get to fly on Airbus 320 Neos and Airbus 321 Neos by 2023

Gulf Air to upgrade planes on routes to India

Gulf Air will be replacing all the planes on its routes to India with Airbus 320 Neos and Airbus 321 Neos.

The upgraded aircraft will be part of a fleet renewal being undertaken by Bahrain’s national carrier, and is expected to be complete by 2023.

Kresimir Kucko, CEO of Gulf Air, told our sister website Arabian Business, “We are currently expanding our fleet with A321 Neos, A320 Neos and Boeing Dreamliners and we will be deploying these aircraft in our services to various Indian cities.

“We will also be occasionally deploying Boeing Dreamliners on some of our routes in India. We cannot operate Dreamliners on the Indian routes on regular basis because of the capacity restrictions under bilateral rights with India.”

Gulf Air currently flies to eight destinations in India – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Hyderabad, Calicut and Bangalore.

The news comes after it was announced that Gulf Air had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with low-cost airline SpiceJet.

The two airlines will explore codeshare agreements, coordinated cargo services and pilot training.

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