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Exclusive: Gulf's B777s to serve KL and Bangkok from March 29

5 Mar 2009 by Anonymous

Already
plying the route between London Heathrow and Bahrain,
Gulf Air’s four strong fleet of B777-300ERs will be extended to serve Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Cairo and Riyadh
in the coming months.

These
B777-300ERs with their luxurious premium cabins are being leased from Indian
carrier Jet Airways for a period of 3.5 years. 

More good
news is that passengers who book full fare economy class tickets get to go
business class. Gulf Air’s promotion is
offered for bookings made before April 30 for travel by May 31.  Passengers must book at least three days
ahead but changes can be made for a modest fee.

Gulf Air is
scheduling its B777s so that passengers who board in London
can fly right through to SE Asia in
wide-bodied comfort.

A passenger
taking B777-operated flight GF2 from Heathrow at 1000 will reach Bahrain at
1835. From there the same plane
continues to Bangkok as GF150, with a departure
from Bahrain
at 2045 and an arrival into the Thai capital at 0750 the next morning.

In the case
of Kuala Lumpur, flight GF2 from London connects at Bahrain with GF 280 (which will be
operated five times a week by the B777 rising to daily from July 6) departing
at 2040 and reaching the Malaysian capital at 0940 the next day.

B777
schedule details are:

  • London-Bahrain.  Now operating London-Bahrain with
    GF2  (dep: 1000; arrive 1835) and
    Bahrain-London with GF7 (0125-0625). From May the B777s will be extended
    to operate GF8 (2230-0705) and GF5 (1555-2100).

  • Bahrain-Bangkok. From March 29, the B777s will be found
    on GF150 (2045-0750) and GF151 (1020-1315).

  • Bahrain-Kuala Lumpur. Starting March 30 the B777s will operate
    GF280 (2040-0940) initially five times a week rising to daily from July 6. The inbound flight GF282 departs Kuala Lumpur at 1130 arriving Bahrain
    1340 (operating dates as above).

  • Bahrain-Cairo. By May the B777s are expected to operate
    on flights GF71 (1110-1425) and GF70 (1540-1845).

  • Bahrain-Riyadh. Also by May these craft should be
    operating flights GF163 (1950-2100) and GF162 (1745-1855).

The
B777s’  interiors are identical those
used by Jet Airways and feature the latest seating. In particular, premium
passengers will find suites in first class and fully flat seats (herringbone
layout) in business class. This is the first time that Gulf Air has offered
such a product in its business class cabin.

For more
information visit gulfair.com.

Report by
Alex McWhirter

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