The National Emergency Aid Centre helicopters transfer more than 1,500 patients each year. They offer a lifeline when it comes to connecting patients between the Cyclades islands and the mainland. Our agreement with the Hellenic Army means that Syros Airport will now serve as a refuelling base for all the National Emergency Aid Centre helicopters serving the islands in the Aegean Sea.
Despite being based in Syros, the two helicopters previously had to refuel in Mykonos – a 40-minute flight away. The ability to now refuel with Air bp at Syros Airport will save time and ensure a more efficient service.
Commenting on our agreement with the Hellenic Army Vasso Georgakopoulou, Air bp’s GA account manager Greece, said,
“We had to overcome several operational challenges in terms of refuelling the helicopter ambulances. This included providing a suitable military jet fuel specification. So we are incredibly proud to have been selected as the sole fuel supplier for the helicopters at Syros Airport. It demonstrates our commitment to investing in this region and strengthens our presence in the Cyclades.”
With airports throughout Greece now slowly starting to reopen and resume operations following the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to welcoming you at Syros or one of our other 23 locations in the country soon.