India's First Flight Couriers sets up shop in Bahrain
India-based First Flight Couriers Ltd. has launched its Bahrain office last week.
"We welcome First Flight's decision to extend its presence in the Middle East by opening an office in Bahrain," said Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and acting chief executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.
"Transport and logistics play an important role in our economy, not just through job creation, but by the way that they facilitate trade across Bahrain and the wider Middle East. We continue to invest significantly in logistics infrastructure and we are proud of the increasing number of companies taking advantage of Bahrain’s excellent regional and international transport links."
While Johnson Mooda Thomas, managing director of First Flight Couriers Middle East, added, “There is very strong potential for growth in the Middle Eastern market, and in particular the trillion-dollar Gulf economies. We think that Bahrain offers us the best location from which to access that opportunity.”
First Flight is one of several Indian businesses that have opened offices in Bahrain since the start of 2011, including Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX), Canara Bank, State Bank of India, and Tata Consulting Services.