Gulf Air to lease two Embraer 170s
Bahrain, Manama, 21 January 2010: Gulf Air, the National Carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today signed a preliminary agreement with Embraer, to lease two EMBRAER 170 Advanced Range (AR) jets. The preliminary agreement, signed at the first Bahrain International Air Show, is based on a three year dry lease of the two aircraft with provision to extend for a further five years.
Gulf Air Chief Executive Mr. Samer Majali said: “As Gulf Air takes another step forward in its new strategic direction, I am delighted to have been able to complete the first stage of this important deal here today at the Kingdom of Bahrain’s first International Air Show. Our selection of the E-Jet family is based on EMBRAER’s competitive product offering. The size, reliability, comfort and unbeatable economics of Embraer’s E-jets also speak for themselves and this aircraft has most certainly proved itself in setting the standard for regional airline transport throughout the world.”
“We are absolutely delighted about being selected by this renowned airline in the Gulf region, in this milestone year when it celebrates its 60th anniversary,” said Jos