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Gulf Air: First Ever Transcontinental Lower Emission Flight, Finland to Bahrain

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, recently operated its first ever transcontinental lower emission flight which took off from Helsinki in Finland to Bahrain International Airport.

Operated by the airline’s flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the lower emission flight used operated Sustainable Aviation Fuel provided by Neste to perform the airline’s iconic flypast at this year’s Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. The Civil Aviation Affairs at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) and Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) supported this historic flight and provided consultation to Gulf Air to successfully conduct the operation.

During the stop in Helsinki, Gulf Air underwent a random SAFA inspection which consisted of a safety check at the ramp of airports at European Union member states and successfully completed with no findings. 

Gulf Air’s fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is scheduled on its long-haul routes and are equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines which boast superior fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, consuming 20% less fuel and producing around 20% fewer emissions than the aircraft they replaced in Gulf Air’s previous fleet. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ provides an immediate solution for reducing the carbon emissions of flying. In neat form and over the life cycle, its use results in up to 80%*lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil jet fuel.