Emirates Airlines Commercial Manager for East Africa, Hendrik Du Preez said in Nairobi last week that JNIA’s Terminal III is the new face of a rapidly growing aviation industry in the country.
“A well-designed and constructed facility like Terminal III will boost the country’s aviation industry and contribute immensely to development and economic growth,” said Du Pereez who spoke to The Guardian on a wide range of issues related to the operation of the airline.
The newly-inaugurated Terminal III, according to Du Pereez, will also attract many global airlines to Tanzania which will subsequently enhance growth of the aviation industry. He further pointed out that major foreign airlines and their customers are impressed by the ultra-modern Terminal III hence will likely increase their frequencies flying to Dar es Salaam.
“Technologies employed to construct the structure, facilities and other features incorporated in the new terminal attract many people, everybody is eager and feels proud to use this facility. Even we, Emirates have already started using the new terminal,” he added.
Expounding on the future of the aviation industry in the region, the Emirates Regional Manager pointed out that there is huge potentials for growth of the aviation industry in East Africa and across the African continent.
Du Pereez explained that currently, there is a rush, as regional and international airlines are trying hard to get themselves connected to African destinations and markets, something which the testifies growth-potential for aviation in Africa.
“Emirates see these potentials and we have been consistently taking strategic initiatives to introduce new routes, new products, new-destinations so that we remain competitive within African markets,” he stressed.
“Additionally, we are regularly reviewing our operational models, invest heavily in food menus for our travellers, setting up comfortable seats, video-screens showing live coverage of sporting events, and other facilities that make potential customers enjoy while travelling with Emirate airlines,” Du Pereez added.
With over 23 functional airlines plying different routes/destinations across the African continent, Emirates has been constantly taking bold steps with the view to continue providing high quality products and services in order to attract new customers and keep existing ones.