With a long track record of supporting small and medium sized businesses through its procurement of products and services in a range of industries
The airline has been supporting Dubai and the wider UAE’s business community and innovation ecosystem, which today includes Intelak and Aviation X-lab, both UAE incubator programmes focused on future solutions for travel and aviation. As a result, these businesses have benefitted from showcasing their products to a global travel audience.
Emirates currently has over 20,000 small and medium sized businesses enrolled in its Business Rewards programme and is providing a gamut of benefits including simplified enrolment, easier earning and redemptions, greater flexibility on retaining and using points in addition to upgrade opportunities.
Effective collaboration with Jafza
Dubai’s vibrant business environment continues to gain momentum in attracting new companies and foreign firms, start-ups and talented entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries.
Emirates Airline and Jafza have collaborated to explore opportunities offering several travel-related incentives for new and existing SMEs and larger businesses, including potential enrolment in the airline’s Business Rewards programme. The partnership aims at boosting growth with new travel offerings to attract global investors and venture capitalists who can utilise the vast opportunities available here.
Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates Airline, said: “We are pleased to partner with Jafza to support Dubai’s efforts in cementing its leadership position as one of the world’s preferred investment destinations. Emirates has been a long-standing supporter of many initiatives targeted to support SMEs and innovative start-ups in our home base the UAE, and our collaboration with Jafza reinforces our commitment to helping stimulate diverse economic activity in Dubai by providing companies with a range of highly competitive travel incentives so they can scale up their businesses both regionally and globally.”
Recognised for excellence
Travellers around the world have recognised Emirates for Best Wi-Fi and Best Food & Beverage in the Middle East, with the airline bagging these awards at the prestigious 2022 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards ceremony held in Dublin, Ireland.
For the awards this year, verified passengers flying on over one million flights on nearly 600 airlines from around the world were asked to rate their airline experiences in five subcategories: seat comfort, cabin service, food and beverage, entertainment, and Wi-Fi.
The two awards crown Emirates’ continual efforts to deliver the best possible customer experiences on board and take the total count of APEX awards presented to Emirates, to 30 since the awards’ launch in 2010.
The Best Food & Beverage award recognises Emirates’ consistently high quality, regionally inspired cuisine and extensive drinks menu. The airline’s attention to detail ensures a clockwork operation where over 110 meals from close to 4600 recipes that cater to every palate are loaded onto its flights each year.
Emirates also pays special attention to its beverage offering which ranges from fresh mocktails and vitality boost drinks, to a wide selection of hand-picked teas and coffee, alongside the very best champagnes and special vintages of wines and spirits that any sommelier would envy.
Committed to ensuring its customers always “Fly Better”, Emirates is heavily investing to further elevate its signature services and products for travellers in all cabin classes. Emirates will soon begin a massive cabin retrofit programme to fit out 120 aircraft with its latest Premium Economy cabin, as well as its latest interiors across other cabins.
“We are pleased to partner with Jafza to support Dubai’s efforts in cementing its leadership position as one of the world’s preferred investment destinations.”