Top cabins for Gulf Air 777s
Bahrain-based Gulf Air is acquiring four leased Boeing 777-300ERs under its refleeting and product enhancement strategy. Cabin amenities include enclosed first-class suites and economy seats that recline to an exceptional 130 degrees.
Leased from Jet Airways of India, three of the aircraft will arrive next month, the fourth in May. They will be used on the airline’s routes from Bahrain to London, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, and within the Gulf region, gradually replacing Airbus A340s.
The 777s are configured with three cabins – first-class, business and economy – and a total of 312 seats. Each first-class suite includes a fully flat bed and a personal wardrobe. The business cabin is arranged herringbone-style to give all seats direct aisle access. Enclosed by a privacy wall, each seat reclines 180 degrees to form a lie-flat bed. As well as reclining 130 degrees, the economy seat includes a hammock headrest.
Future phases of Gulf Air’s fleet plan include the addition of up to 24 Boeing 787s and a total of 35 Airbus A320s and A330s.
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