A first glimpse of the first Gulf Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Gulf Air's first 787-9, to be revealed in a new livery as A9C-FA

Gulf Air is expecting its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which will be delivered in April 2018.

The new type will operate the airline’s long haul routes, gradually replacing its Airbus A330s.

A total of 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will enter Gulf Air’s fleet by the end of 2018 with an additional 2 aircraft arriving by end of 2019 and 3 arriving by end of 2020.

Gulf Air’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will offer 282 seats in a two-class configuration, with 26 Falcon Gold Class seats and 256 Economy Class seats.

The 787 will enter service on the Bahrain – London (Heathrow) route on June 15.

Gulf Air has promised a new livery with the first 787. With the pictured 787 we get a glimpse of the new livery with a re-stylized falcon logo on the tail. The rest of the livery is likely to be unveiled at an official event and will be different from this earlier concept drawing (below).

Copyright Photo: Gulf Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner N1789B (A9C-FA) (msn 39996) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 941307.

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