GULF AIR has put into service on the Heathrow Abu Dhabi route the first of six Airbus A330s involved in a refurbishment programme due to be completed in July. The airline is the launch customer for EADS Sogerma Class 180 seat in First Class, and the EADS Sogerma Evolys seat for Business Class. The latter employs a lounge-bed profile that is not completely flat; the ergonomic design ”scientifically proven” according to Gulf Air providing the healthiest and most comfortable sleeping position for air travellers. In First Class the airline has introduced the ”The total sleep experience” beginning with a unique on-board changing room with what is termed ”a spa atmosphere”. The airlines successful sky chef service has been further developed to allow a private companion dining option with space for up to four diners. Gulf Air is not a ”dry” airline offering a world-class selection of vintage wines and up to 18 menu options in its front cabin.