MIDDLE EAST: Troubled Gulf Air talks with Airbus, Boeing

Bahrain’s Gulf Air is in talks with Airbus and Boeing over its plane orders and expects to make a decision by yearend, the airline’s CEO said recently. The struggling airline, which is fully owned by Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat, has 35 Airbus and 24 Boeing planes on order, but said in August it was […]


Bahrain’s Gulf Air is in talks with Airbus and Boeing over its plane orders and expects to make a decision by yearend, the airline’s CEO said recently. The struggling airline, which is fully owned by Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat, has 35 Airbus and 24 Boeing planes on order, but said in August it was reviewing its orders as the loss-making airline restructures.