Dubai: Air France KLM Group has officially opened its new regional headquarters at Dubai Airport Free zone. The inauguration was held under the presence of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airport Free zone Authority (DAFZA), Dr. Mohammad Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA; Mr. Henri de Peyrelongue, Executive Vice President Commercial Sales Air France-KLM; and Mr. Welmer Blom Senior Vice President, Middle East, Gulf and India Air France KLM. The inauguration ceremony took place with the appropriate precautionary measures in place.
The Air France KLM team changed to the new offices in Dubai Airport Free zone on 1st of this month. The entire regional team is now based at the new offices, including General Management, HR, Finance, Commercial, UAE Country Management and Regional Sales Support. In addition, Air France Industries management team have also relocated with the team, from the former offices at Deira, to the new DAFZA location which is designed to support the group's sustainability goals.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed said: "The inauguration of the group's new headquarters at the heart of the world's leading aviation sector is an affirmation of Dubai's strategic position. It highlights Dubai's ability to continue its growth and overcome challenges by attracting global players in the sector." '' With this opening, DAFZA has continued its process of developing business opportunities and attracting new global partners who put their confidence in the emirate of Dubai. Backed by the support of the forward-looking vision of our wise leadership that has enabled us to plan for the future and reap important benefits today," Sheikh Ahmed added.
Commenting on the opening, Yeshwant Pawar, General Manager, Air France KLM, Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, said: "We are deeply grateful for the continued support of the authorities in Dubai and the UAE, which has become a global model in terms of the response to the current crisis.''
Air France have already resumed services with six weekly Air France and daily KLM flights to Dubai, with additional sanitary measures to ensure passenger safety.