Emirates appoints GSA in Baghdad
DUBAI, U.A.E., 9th June 2010: Emirates has appointed Al Handal Group as its general sales agent in Baghdad, Iraq, effective immediately.
With Emirates recently announcing services to Baghdad, available from 1st July, the carrier is keen to build up its presence in Iraq, ensuring that customers have easy and convenient access to book their travel with Emirates.
Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Gulf, Middle East and Iran said: “We are delighted with the appointment of Al Handal Group in Baghdad. Al Handal have an excellent reputation for delivering consistent and above standard customer relations. They are well regarded within the industry and we are confident that they will represent Emirates to the same standard that our customers have come to expect the world over.
“Baghdad is an important market for Emirates and we are pleased to be able to offer our Iraq based customers convenient access via Dubai to the 102 global destinations that Emirates now serves.”
Al Handal Group is the exclusive general sales agent for Emirates in Iraq and have been contracted for an extendable term of four years. As Emirates general sales agent in Iraq Al Handal will be able to assist residents of Iraq in purchasing airline tickets.
Wade Al Handal, Chairman of Al Handal Group said: “It is a great honour for Al Handal to work with Emirates as their exclusive general sales agent in Iraq. Emirates represents the pinnacle of quality in the aviation industry due to its innovation and drive to succeed.
“We are confident that we will be able to successfully service Emirates and their passengers and look forward to working together with Emirates.”
The new Emirates Office in Baghdad is located in Karadah - Al Saadoon. Al Handal Group was established in 1975 and now covers several regions in the Middle East including; Iraq, Jordan, Syria and the U.A.E. Al Handal Group also has operations in Turkey.