Gulf Air names UK sales agent
London, March 19, 2013
Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has appointed Aviareps, a major player in the UK travel industry with over 25 years of experience, as its general sales agent for United Kingdom.
As per the agreement, Aviareps will be working in tandem with Gulf Air to provide exemplary service to travellers and trade partners across UK through collaboration of the entire sales process, said the airline in a statement.
Aviareps said its efforts will encompass travel agencies, tour operators and passenger sales and support, as well as helping ensure a seamless airport experience.
The sales and marketing professionals and an experienced reservations support team will push Gulf Air’s visibility and promote the airline’s attractive product offering to Bahrain and beyond.
Gulf Air’s acting CEO Maher Salman Al Musallam pointed out that the UK served as a strategic and important market to the airline and the Kingdom
"Gulf Air offers two daily non-stop flights through our efficient hub in Bahrain, a newly renovated Falcon Gold Lounge in Terminal 4 and an array of inflight services such as SkyNanny and SkyChef," he noted.
On the new GSA, Al Musallam said, "Aviareps is renowned for its experience and knowledge of the market and we hope through this partnership, we will be able to better serve the UK market and drive leisure and business travels through to onward destinations by increasing the airline’s visibility and highlight its product offerings, services and network."
Bill Roff, the joint chief executive of Aviareps said, "We are delighted that Gulf Air has expressed confidence in the ability of our team of aviation professionals to carry through Gulf Air’s commitment to excellence in the UK market."
"Passengers and trade partners in the UK will benefit from continuation of the personalized Gulf Air sales and support services they have come to expect from a world class airline," he added.
Gulf Air serves UK with two daily nonstop flights from London Heathrow Terminal 4 to Bahrain, with excellent onward connections throughout the Gulf and Middle East region and beyond.-TradeArabia News Service