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Gulf Air celebrates two decades of Bahrain Grand Prix sponsorship

MANAMA, March 4, 2024

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the title sponsor of the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2024, celebrated its long-term partnership of two decades as the official title sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Gulf Air has been the title sponsor of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix since its inception in Bahrain and has helped transport millions of motorsport enthusiasts to the kingdom from across its international network, allowing them to attend this fan-favourite sports event that spearheaded Formula One’s presence in the Middle East and GCC regions.

Minutes before the start of the first race of the season (February 29-March 3), a Gulf Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft took flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), highlighting Gulf Air’s comprehensive strategy to reduce its carbon footprint. The iconic flypast took place amid a crowd of 37,000 attendees on race day.

For the fourth consecutive year, the 787-9 Dreamliner soared 500 feet above Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). The flight was operated by three highly skilled Bahraini pilots; Captain Yousif Akbari, Captain Ghazi Humaidan, and Captain Nabeel Khonji.

Furthermore, the national carrier demonstrated its commitment to community initiatives by making a significant contribution to this season of F1 racing.

As part of this effort, the airline extended a special invitation to 20 members of the National Karting Team, all aged between 12 and 16 years, to actively participate in the second and third days of the prestigious Formula One event.

Gulf Air collaborated with several prominent national companies to organise informative tours for these young participants at the renowned BIC. – TradeArabia News Service

 




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