Gulf Air has taken delivery of its seventh B787-9 aircraft at Bahrain International airport, featuring a special vintage livery to celebrate the carrier’s 70th anniversary.

The airline said that the design represented a revamped vintage version of the carrier’s Golden Falcon Lockheed TriStar livery from the 1970s.

The livery also depicts the logo which will be used for Gulf Air’s 70th anniversary marketing and promotional campaigns next year.

The Dreamliner aircraft operated its first commercial flight on the Bahrain-London route this week. Three further B787-9s will join the fleet by the end of 2020.

The special livery follows the unveiling of Gulf Air’s new brand identity in 2018, which launched on the carrier’s first B787-9 delivery last year.

Gulf Air unveils new livery

In January the airline unveiled plans for a new “boutique model concept” which it says will see it see it reinforce its focus on product and customer experience.

Gulf Air is also set to move into a new terminal at Bahrain International airport, which had been due to open this year but which has now been pushed back to early 2020.