Gulf Air President and Chief Executive, James Hogan and senior airline fleet planning executives met with Vice President and senior executives from Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer to review opportunities for the introduction of regional jets into the 30-strong Gulf Air fleet, which at present comprises a mix of aircraft from Boeing and Airbus.
The flexibility offered by Embraer’s smaller regional jets, which accommodate between 70 and 100 passengers, will allow Gulf Air to operate higher frequency services on its already strong intra-Gulf network.
Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the government of Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and is the only truly pan Gulf airline in the region. The airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 43 cities in 32 countries. — (menareport.com)
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