Posted on: 27 January 2015 by Mark Howells
Gulf Air has showcased a completed retrofit of 4 Airbus A330s launched by the airline back in the first quarter of 2014 to members of the media.
The A330 retrofit was implemented by Gulf Air and three key partners – Avianor, Zodiac Aerospace and B/E Aerospace – and features significant enhancements across both cabins.
The 4 aircraft are newly configured for a total of 214 seats in a two-class configuration of 30 Falcon Gold class seats and 184 economy seats. The Falcon Gold seats convert into fully-flat beds measuring 1.9 metres in length and come equipped with an in-seat massage facility, privacy dividers, fully adjustable armrests and significant storage space. Economy class seats have an 18-inch seat width with an adjustable head and foot alongside a greater recline to expand leg space.
In terms of in-flight entertainment (IFE), all seats in Gulf Air’s upgraded A330 aircraft include an integrated audio video on demand feature on an individual touch screen (15-inch in Falcon Gold class and 9-inch in economy) as well as noise-cancelling headphones. The IFE includes film, television and audio programming in several languages and multiple in-flight games.
“This successful retrofit represents the fruits of Gulf Air’s ambitious and comprehensive product enhancement strategy geared towards enhancing and improving our product in a way that will deliver positive impact to our passengers, while ensuring consistency in our product standard across our fleet,” remarked Gulf Air CEO Maher Salman Al Musallam.
The aircraft will predominantly be used on Gulf Air’s London Heathrow and Bangkok routes.