At Athens Airport, instead of a ribbon cutting, it has ribbon bonding, symbolically describing the airport-airline new bond. ‘Bonding’ the ceremonial ribbon to mark the start of Gulf Air’s flights from Bahrain are: Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director Communications & Marketing, Athens Airport; H.E. Dr. Theodoros Theodorou, Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the State of Kuwait & the Kingdom of Bahrain; Sahar Ataie, Gulf Air Acting CFO; Mohammed Amin Hulaiwah, Gulf Air, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications.
- Gulf Air linked Athens (ATH) to Bahrain (BAH) on 16 June, with the new route becoming the third launched so far in 2014, following Sialkot and Tehran earlier in the year, as the Greek capital becomes the airline’s sixth European destination — joining Paris CDG, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Larnaca and London Heathrow. Operated four times weekly by the carrier’s 136-seat A320s, the route will encounter no direct competition. See how this FTWA compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.