KLM’s first Dreamliner touches down in Bahrain after inaugural flight from Amsterdam.

Press release
Published November 30th, 2015 - 08:44 GMT
Air France KLM 787-9 Launch
Air France KLM 787-9 Launch

KLM’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner arrived in Bahrain International Airport, Kingdom of Bahrain, last week (November 23rd) after its inaugural flight from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi.

The new, state-of-the-art airliner will operate between Bahrain International Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with seven flights per week, connecting its 294 passengers into KLM’s global network of destinations.

The KLM daily flight arrives in Bahrain via Abu Dhabi from Amsterdam, connecting the two Gulf capitals and linking them both into the KLM global network via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. KLM’s new, state-of-the-art Dreamliner offers unprecedented levels of comfort in air travel and a new in-flight experience for passengers.

In business class, passengers will enjoy 2.07m long full flat seats, full privacy and direct access to the aisle. Passengers travelling in economy class will appreciate the new seats, which offer 40% more recline. All passengers have access to a power socket for recharging mobile devices, larger cabin windows, state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system, and onboard Wi-Fi.

Speaking about the new KLM Dreamliner service, Mr. Gilles Roche, General Manager for Air France KLM Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, said: “We are delighted to introduce the KLM Dreamliner to the Abu Dhabi and Bahrain routes and we are very confident that our valuable customers will appreciate this new level of experience, on key routes for the airline. The KLM Dreamliner sets new levels of onboard experience for passengers with greater comfort in every aspect, more entertainment, and fine dining options in a contemporary cabin– all in one incredible aircraft.”

Mr Mohamed Khalil, Chief Commercial Officer at Bahrain Airport Company also added, “It is indeed a great pleasure to witness the arrival of the latest Boeing 787-9 Passenger Aircrafts at Bahrain International Airport. This newest addition to Air France KLM’s Bahrain fleet marks a noteworthy milestone for both the airline and our national gateway. We trust that this new addition to the great services the airline have been giving passengers from Bahrain for over 40 years further comfort, luxury and convenience.”

The Inauguration of the new aircraft took place at an event at Bahrain International Airport and was attended by officials from the Airlines, Bahrain Airport Company, Bahrain Airport Services, Ministry of Interior, House of Travel as well as representatives from Holland and France  

Background Information

Bahrain Airport Company

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has been successfully managing and operating the Bahrain International Airport since 2008.

Through the provision of world-class Facilities, operational and commercial excellence, BAC has been attracting and supporting airlines, delivering great passenger and cargo services.

With a clear vision of sustaining and building Bahrain International Airport’s Position as an attractive hub for airlines and passengers alike BAC spearheads towards the future connecting Bahrain to the rest of the world.

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