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Braybuddy
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What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:03 am

Gulf Air cancelled a Bahrain-Sydney flight on 28 February with one day's notice. The reason given was that an aircraft was taken out of service due to "maintenance". A Sydney-Bahrain flight was also cancelled at the last minute on 11 March, I don't know the reason why.

Anyone know what's going on with this airline?
 
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RE: What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:06 am

Just because an airline is cancelling 2 flights doesn't mean that it is falling apart......

I do not believe that it is anything serious.
 
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RE: What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:11 am

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 1):
Just because an airline is cancelling 2 flights doesn't mean that it is falling apart......

I can't be 100% certain, but I'm sure the agent said "a couple" of aircraft had suddenly been taken out of service for maintenance.
 
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RE: What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:14 am

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 2):

Yes that is true. The 767 fleet was taken into maintanence AFAIK.  

But they are back now.

[Edited 2007-03-16 17:14:40]
 
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RE: What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:52 am

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 3):
But they are back now.

Good. Thanks for that OHLHD
 
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RE: What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:53 am

The 9 x B767-300ER's were all taken out of service and ferried to DUB for maintenance inspections after corrosion was found below the galley area of one of the B767 fleet. This represented 25% of the total GF fleet which has created major scheduling problems.

The 767's are slowly being returned to BAH and put back into service.
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RE: What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:34 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 5):
The 9 x B767-300ER's were all taken out of service and ferried to DUB for maintenance inspections after corrosion was found below the galley area of one of the B767 fleet. This represented 25% of the total GF fleet which has created major scheduling problems.

I'd say! Thanks for that info, CV580Freak, must have been a major headache!
 
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RE: What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:15 am

Check this out. Here is some info from GF homepage.

http://www.gulfairtravelupdate.com/gfupdate/newsdisplay.asp?newsid=62
 
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RE: What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:03 pm

I rang KUL ticket office yesterday to book KUL-MCT-BAH-DUB v.v. for 2 Jun returning 8 Jun and was informed that the airline do not accept reservation for the time being due to aircraft shortage for KUL-MCT sector for the dates that I need to travel. Apparently they could not confirm aircraft availability for flights departing before 18 Jun. I have since changed my travel plans to fly on KLM instead.

Anyone has detailed info on this?
 
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RE: What's Happening With Gulf Air?

Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:14 pm

From GF website:

CANCELLED FLIGHTS:

Wednesday 21st March
Flight No. From To
GF465 Muscat Doha
GF1465 Doha Bahrain
GF2012 Bahrain Tehran
GF2013 Tehran Bahrain



NO cancellations on Thursday 22 March

Friday 23rd March
Flight No. From To
GF018 Bahrain Muscat
GF153 Muscat Bahrain
GF751 Karachi Bahrain


Saturday 24th March
Flight No. From To
GF009 Muscat London
GF148 Bahrain Singapore
GF152 Bahrain Muscat
GF256 Muscat Dhaka
GF460 Muscat Thiruvananthapuram
GF488 Muscat Jakarta
GF1017 Muscat Bahrain
GF1019 Abu Dhabi Bahrain
GF1130 Bahrain Delhi
GF1256 Bahrain Muscat
GF1437 Muscat Bahrain
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