Manama on March 4 (BNA): Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the world’s most advanced airline 2022, will perform a low-emissions flyby of the 2023 Formula 1 season opener over the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir this evening.
Gulf Air unveiled its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with its new corporate identity at the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2018, and will be performing its iconic flight this evening using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the third year in a row.
Commenting on Gulf Air, Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed Al Alawi said: “For the third year in a row, we are celebrating the start of the race with a truly low-emissions characteristic as a commitment to our future strategy to explore the use of sustainable fuel. aviation fuel (SAF) in our aircraft and living up to our commitment to reduce our carbon emissions.”
“In accordance with ESG principles and our environmental awareness, we are committed to the airline industry’s shared vision of achieving its emissions reduction targets. Every year, Gulf Air is pleased with our annual low-emissions aviation performance, which people have come to enjoy and anticipate with every F1 race.”
Gulf Air has been the main sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix since it made history in April 2004 as the first Formula 1 Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East. Since then, the airline has been instrumental in the success of the event and the benefits it brought to the Bahraini economy.
Gulf Air is proud of Bahrain’s ambassador and its role in supporting the kingdom’s diversification in areas such as tourism. The airline is also the official carrier of the Bahrain International Airshow, which has been held every two years since its launch in 2010.