GF announces new promotions, upgrades fleet


EVER thought how nice it would be, on a whim, to pack your bags and take off on a flight to some exotic destination? Gulf Air can make that dream a reality with the launch of one of its biggest-ever promotions.

Until the end of June, anyone who books, buys and flies during this period, from any destination in the GCC and Middle East will have the chance of winning unlimited, network-wide travel on Gulf Air, in the same class in which they booked, for a whole year. “We will be giving away one prize per week till the end of June,” said John Butler, vice-president, sales and marketing at Gulf Air. “It all adds up to one of the most exciting and extensive promotions Gulf Air has ever run.”
With a network extending across Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and Australia, covering 45 cities in 33 countries, the variety of travel options for the ten winners is enormous. “We are confident that this will have huge appeal,” he added. “A long weekend in Hong Kong, some shopping in London, a bit of history in Athens or a romantic weekend in Paris, are possible as a result of this competition.”
But that’s not all. To further improve its services, Gulf Air is now upgrading its fleet of medium-range aircract – two A320s will undergo full refurbishment, which includes exterior painting in the new livery and fully refitting of the interiors. The interior refurbishment will include new carpets, curtains, seat fabrics, pillows, bulkheads and seat belts, as well as facelifts to the lavatories and galleys.
The remaining fleet of A320s will undergo refurbishments throughout the remainder of the year, with completion scheduled for next year, said the airline in a statement. The new Gulf Air A320s will offer only two classes instead of three, creating more seating in economy and more legroom in business.
“Gulf Air is continually seeking ways to enhance passenger comfort and provide world-class service to all passengers,” said president and chief executive James Hogan. “The new look and feel of the A320s means passengers will have a higher standard of comfort, especially in Business Class, which we believe offers a service that is equal to the First Class service offered on other regional carriers.”