Gulf Air celebrates 40 years of flights to Athens

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Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and World’s Most Improved Airline 2022, celebrated 40 years of direct flights between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Greece on October 10, with 2 festive eventss organized in Athens by the Athens International Airport and the company to commemorate this anniversary, according to a relevant announcement.

On the one hand, the celebration included an event for the media representatives who had the opportunity to talk with the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air, Captain Waleed AlAlawi as well as members of the airline’s executive management and Athens airport officials regarding the news of the two organizations.

Alongside, a trade event was also held during which the CEO of Athens International Airport Yannis Paraschis, the President of the Federation of Greek Tourist & Travel Agencies Associations / FedHATTA Lysandros Tsilidis, the Deputy General Director of Athens International Airport Konstantinos Markopoulos, owners and managers of travel agencies, travel agents, as well as shipping agents were briefed on the latest Gulf Air developments by Captain AlAlawi.

On the occasion, Mr Captain AlAlawi stated “The Kingdom of Bahrain and Greece have developed very strong trade ties, and Gulf Air strongly values ​​the Athens route, as it connects both countries with significant tourism flows between them. The company’s flights to Mykonos and Santorini have just been completed, as the summer season served for the second time the specific itineraries that are particularly popular among our passengers. In addition, Gulf Air recently launched a stopover program in Bahrain, whereby passengers can choose to spend a few days discovering all that the destination has to offer. The program particularly serves Greek travelers when visiting Bahrain from Athens as a stopover destination to the Middle East, Arab Gulf countries, the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East. We look forward to another 40 years of successful flights to Athens and we are sure that Greek passengers will enjoy the products and services of our customer-centric company.”

The CEO of Athens International Airport John Paraschis, stated: “Connecting Greece for 40 years and with a presence at Athens International Airport since 2001, Gulf Air has been one of our most valuable aviation partners, with a particularly notable contribution to the connectivity of our airport and the city of Athens! In the 21 years of flights to / from our airport, the company offers its customers a leading aviation product, having carried a total of more than 800,000 passengers on more than 10,000 flights, recording in 2022 in both categories double-digit growth rates compared to the corresponding period of 2019. With our warmest

wishes for further growth in the Athens market, we reaffirm our commitment to continue our close and successful partnership together for the next 40 years – and even more!”

Gulf Air started direct flights between Bahrain and Athens in 1980, and the company currently operates daily routes to the Greek capital, as Athens is an attractive destination for travelers across the company’s airline network throughout the year. Reservations for Gulf Air flights can be made online through gulfair.com, the company’s mobile app, as well as through the company’s 24-hour Worldwide Contact Center at (+973) 17373737, or through any sales office or authorized sales office / Gulf Air travel agency.