Emirates Flight Catering signs with Dubai South

Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) will provide inflight catering services for private aviation at Dubai South

Saeed Mohammed, CEO, Emirates Flight Catering
Saeed Mohammed, CEO, Emirates Flight Catering

Dubai South has signed an agreement with Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) for the provision of inflight catering services for private aviation.

EKFC will build the facility at Dubai South with exclusivity in providing inflight catering and support services to private and business flights operating at the airport.

“Traditionally, the demands of business aviation passengers for food are highly bespoke and catering companies are unable to meet these very specific requirements,” said Khalifa AlZaffin, executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation (the parent organisation of Dubai South).

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“Given the expected business aviation traffic and our vision of creating a world class aviation hub at Dubai South, we have awarded the contract to Emirates Flight Catering Company to provide dedicated executive in-flight catering services for general aviation within the Aviation District to meet current and potential future catering demand of all FBOs,” he added.

It is expected that the majority of the business jet operations will relocate to Al Maktoum International Airport which is forecasted to see double digit growth over the coming years, leading to almost 18,000 annual movements by 2018.

“We are very proud to collaborate with Dubai South and to create a new, exclusive facility which will contribute to the expansion and success of Dubai South,” said Saeed Mohammed, CEO, Emirates Flight Catering.

“With three decades of experience in servicing private VIP flights, Emirates Flight Catering’s contribution will put Dubai on the map as a private aviation hub - one which other hubs, such as Cannes, London and Geneva, will undoubtedly look to for inspiration.”

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