Gulf Air Flips Order To Boeing 787-9s

January 21, 2016

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Gulf Air will secure 16 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners under a restructured order worth USD$4.2 billion, the Bahraini carrier said.

The 787-9s are scheduled to be delivered from the second quarter of 2018 and will replace 16 787-8s which had been ordered previously, according to the statement which did not give details about the previous order.

Bahrain's national carrier has gone through a lengthy restructuring which aims to return the loss-making airline to profit.

It reported an annual loss of BHD62.7 million dinars (USD$166.3 million) for 2014, down from a loss of BHD93.3 million dinars in 2013.

(Reuters)