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An Air France Airbus A318 approaches Milan's Malpensa Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

AFI KLM E&M Inks New Deals, Prepares for A220

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) announced on April 28 that it has signed numerous new deals and service offerings for its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business. These will include new services for the Airbus A220-300 and a new deal signed with Corendon Dutch Airlines, Falgayras and Gulf Air. Based on its airline-MRO mindset, AFI KLM E&M developed and launched its A220 maintenance solutions designed for the operators. In 2019, the Air France-KLM Group announced…

Gulf Air Opens New Route to Singapore

As the summer arrives, many airlines are beginning to operate new routes to improve this year's operation. One of them is Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Earlier this week, the Middle Eastern airline operated its first flight between its base in Bahrein International Airport and…

Trip Report: Onboard Gulf Air’s Boeing 787

When most travelers think of Middle Eastern airlines, they think of Emirates, Etihad or Qatar Airways.  However, there are several smaller carriers based in the Middle East that allow for local and international passengers alike to travel great lengths. With over 45 international destinations across 26 countries, Gulf Air is…

Gulf Air Takes Delivery of First A320neo

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo on August 20. The aircraft made its first journey from Toulouse to Bahrain and arrived in Bahrain at 16:00 local time. The airline has 29 A320neo aircraft on order, all from the 2016 Bahrain…