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Gulf Air buys 35 Airbus jets

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has agreed to buy 35 aircraft from European planemaker Airbus in a deal worth about $5bn, reported Gulf News. The carrier ordered 15 A320 single-aisle aircraft and 20 wide-body A330-300s at the Berlin Air Show on Tuesday to operate on regional and long-haul routes. Earlier this year, Gulf Air signed a $6bn deal with US aircraft manufacturer Boeing for 24 B787 Dreamliners.