Two months after declaring at the Dubai Air Show that "shrinking the airline was the wrong way to go" and that Gulf Air would embark on a major fleet renewal, the carrier this weekend announced its plan to order up to 24 787s and revealed that it is negotiating with Airbus for eight A320s. Boeing yesterday released a statement confirming only "Gulf's intent to purchase 787 Dreamliners" but the Arab Air Carriers Organization was more specific, saying the airline committed to place orders for ...

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