Gulf Air appoints Orthodoxou Aviation as General Sales Agent for Cyprus

 Nicosia, Cyprus –  09 January 2013: Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has appointed “ Orthodoxou Aviation” as its exclusive General Sales Agent (GSA) in Cyprus to market Gulf Air’s Larnaca - Bahrain route as well as the airline’s other destinations.

 

 Orthodoxou Aviation is a member of Orthodoxou Group of Companies and is one of the prominent travel houses in Cyprus. The company will be handling Gulf Air’s sales and ticket issuance in the country in addition to promoting the airline’s destinations in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Far East to drive tourism, leisure and corporate travel from Larnaca via Gulf Air’s efficient Bahrain hub.

 Mr. Yaqoob Abdulla, Gulf Air’s Senior Manager of Sales for Europe said "We are pleased to announce the appointment of Orthodoxou Aviation as our GSA for Cyprus.  With several decades of travel trade experience, with a strong team of marketing and sales professionals and supported by highly-trained and efficient reservation personnel, Orthodoxou Aviation is a right choice for Gulf Air.”

 “Gulf Air, being the largest network operator in the Middle East and together with its codeshare agreement with Cyprus Airways, offers a great business potential for our passengers. Through our new General Sales Agent, we are looking to strengthen Gulf Air’s position in Cyprus and to promote our network to the Middle East and beyond,” he concluded.

 "Orthodoxou Aviation is honored and privileged to include the prestigious carrier Gulf Air to its portfolio. Our experienced team is ready for this new opportunity and we are looking forward to achieving Gulf Air’s strategic goals for Cyprus”, said the Managing Director of Orthodoxou Group of Companies, Mr. Antonis Orthodoxou.

 Orthodoxou Aviation main office is located at 26C Griva Digeni Avenue, 1066 Nicosia. Alternately, customers may contact the sales and reservations office on +357 22 755 600 or by e-mail to the following address gulfair@orthodoxou.com.cy

 

About Gulf Air

Founded in 1950, Gulf Air is the proud national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain. As a pioneering airline in the Middle East region with over sixty years of experience and expertise in flying people across continents, Gulf Air is today one of the most powerful brands and a name to reckon with in the global aviation industry.

One of the prime objectives of Gulf Air is to connect Bahrain to the Middle East countries and the rest of the world. As such the airline currently operates the largest network in the Middle East with non-stop flights while providing seamless onward connections to other international destinations. The airline’s current network stretches from Europe to Asia, connecting 38 cities in 30 countries, with a fleet of 40 aircraft. 

In tune with the Kingdom’s economic blue print, ‘Vision 2030’, Gulf Air’s strategy is to build an efficient, commercially sustainable and dynamic airline that effectively serves the people and the economy of Bahrain and represents the Kingdom on the world stage. Reflecting the needs and aspirations of its customers, the strategy focuses on three core areas: a targeted, more focused international network; a superior, more consistent product; and a modern, more efficient fleet that will optimize value. Gulf Air’s goal reflects a commitment to the latest aviation technology complemented by the hallmark Arabian hospitality for which the airline is well known.   

Gulf Air is the official sponsor of the 2012 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

For more information please visit www.gulfair.com

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

Katherine Kaczynska

Senior Manager Corporate Communications

Gulf Air Tel: +973 17338416 - +973 36500292

Email: katherine.kaczynska@gulfair.com

 

 

About Orthodoxou Group

Orthodoxou Group of companies was founded in 2005 and consists of seven subsidiaries companies, five in Cyprus and two in Bulgaria.

The company's headquarters are located in Larnaca in proprietary 7 floor building (Orthodoxou Tower). Moreover, the company has six branches which are located in Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca City Center, Paralimni, Xylofagou and Athienou. Moreover, the company operates an  office at Larnaca’s International Airport.

The companies comprising the Orthodoxou Group are:

1. Orthodoxou Travel LCC, which specializes in outbound and inbound tourism.

2. Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd, which is specialized in airlines representation in Cyprus market and also undertakes the organization of charter flights.

3. Orthodoxou Employment Bureau Ltd, which deals with finding employment and labor workforce.

4. A. Orthodoxou Insurance Agent and Sub Agent Ltd, which is engaged in the insurance sector.

5. Stokalo.com.cy which deals with online tourism.

6. Pegas Holidays Ltd, which specializes in outbound tourism in Bulgaria.

7. Orthanna SpLtd, which specializes in incoming tourism in Bulgaria. 

 

About Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd

Orthodoxou Aviation is a member of Orthodoxou Group of Companies and a sister company to Orthodoxou Travel & Tours, with the group having been immersed in travel and tourism since 1995. The Cyprus-based company is specialized in offering aviation services to travel agents, tour operators, airline companies and individuals.

Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd, which is the exclusive representative of the airlines Gulf Air,  Blue Air ,SmartWings and Ethiopian Airlines in Cyprus, also undertakes the organization of charter flights.

 

 For more information about Orthodoxou Group of Companies please visit www.orthodoxou.com 

 For media enquiries, please contact:

Alexandros Elia

Group Marketing Manager

Tel: +357 24 841 159

Mob: +357 97 887 226

Email: aelia@orthodoxou.com.cy

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