The new office premises of Gulf Air located in Grivas Digheni Avenue 26C, Nicosia, successfully began its operation on the 25/04/2013.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Communications and Works Mr. Tasos Mitsopoulos, the Minister of Commerce, Industry, Tourism and Energy, Mr. George Lakkotrypis and the Sales Manager of Gulf Air Mr. Yousif Saeed, where the airline had the opportunity to create the foundations of a new start in Cyprus, through its partnership with Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd. The honoured ministers stressed the importance of such a partnership and its benefit on Cyprus's weak economy in their speeches, while highlighting that such business initiatives will provide a barometer to escape the current crisis.
Mr. Mitsopoulos referred to the history and the social bonds Gulf Air has in the Cyprus market and added that the company supported the Cypriot economy in 1976 by shifting Cypriots to work in Arab countries. 37 years later the company enhances its presence in the market, thus contributing in its own way to the boosting of the economy.
On his part, the CEO of Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd, Mr. Antonis Orthodoxou warmly welcomed the new partnership, which sends a positive message in a period where such optimism in the world is needed. He pointed out that the Orthodoxou Group of Companies will continue seeking new partnerships which will aid the recovery effort of the Cypriot economy.
Finally, Mr. Yousif Saeed was satisfied with the new cooperation and seemed convinced that the opening of Gulf Air in Cyprus, will offer passengers an additional quality choice for travelling to the United Arab Emirates countries, Asia, Africa and India. Moreover, he emphasised the huge contribution Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd will have in this effort.
Gulf Air was founded in 1950 and is the proud national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. As a pioneer airline in the Middle East with over sixty years of experience and expertise to carry passengers in all continents, it is currently one of the most powerful commercial brands with excellent reputation in the global aviation industry.
The existing network of the airline stretches from Europe to Asia, connecting 48 cities in 30 countries with a fleet of 38 aircrafts.
Gulf Air has been operating in Cyprus since 1976, with weekly flights from Larnaca to Bahrain. For 2013, the company's flight schedule offers five weekly direct flights to the Emirate of Bahrain with the Airbus A-320 aircraft, providing high quality services to the Cypriot traveller. Finally, the company had hosted approximately 37,000 passengers in 2012 and its objective is to successfully increase this number significantly in 2013.
For more information about the company's services you can visit www.orthodoxouaviation.com