Emirates eyes Africa for growth
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Emirates eyes Africa for growth

Emirates eyes Africa for growth

Emirates Airline's senior vice president of commercial operations for Africa, Jean Luc Grillet has said the Dubai-based carrier is seeking to expand its presence in the continent to tap opportunities in African market, reported Standard Digital. "While many regions are experiencing challenging economic conditions, Africa – with a population in excess of one billion and rich in natural resources – is one of the few areas to record growth," said Grillet. During the financial year 2011-2012, Africa contributed Dhs6.13bn in revenue, or around 10% of the airline's total annual revenue and representing 9.5% growth over the previous year, he said.

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