Gulf Air has signed an aircraft leasing agreement that will increase the size of its present fleet from 33 to 36 aircraft. This agreement follows leasing acquisitions in July this year, which added two new A340s and an A320 to the airline's fleet.
In terms of the leasing agreement, signed with Boeing last month, Gulf Air will take delivery of a further three Airbus wide-bodied A340-300 aircraft, one of which rolled off the delivery line at the Airbus factory in Toulouse at the end of October. This takes the total of A340s in the Gulf Air fleet to 10.
“The three aircraft will enter service early next year to meet the increasing requirements of our network and our commitment to daily frequencies,” said President and Chief Executive, James Hogan, confirming the agreements. “The expansion of our fleet is a vital part of Gulf Air's restructuring strategy which aims to double the fleet to 60 aircraft by 2009,” he said. — (menareport.com)
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