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Sheikh Ahmed and Kishore signing the agreement.

Emirates Group inks aviation deal with Andhra Pradesh

HYDERABAD, February 11, 2018

The Emirates Group, and its affiliated entities including flydubai, has signed a MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board, Government of Andhra Pradesh, to establish a framework for collaboration in various aviation areas to support and invest in the development of Andhra Pradesh’s aviation sector.

As per the agreement, the Emirates Group and Andhra Pradesh will work together to support the development of the state’s aviation infrastructure by sharing industry expertise and identifying development and investment opportunities.

"The Emirates Group is committed to future investment and expansion in support of India’s 2020 goal to be the world’s third largest aviation market," remarked Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, after signing the deal with Krishna Kishore, CEO, Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB), in the presence of representatives from both parties.

"We recognise that airlines have a major role to play as facilitators of economic and industrial growth, and strategic partnerships such as this are very important to achieve that. Through this agreement, Emirates and flydubai will work closely with APEDB to share expertise, discuss opportunities, enhance and support the growth of the aviation sector in Andhra Pradesh," he stated.

Krishna Kishore said the AP government was confident that this significant partnership with the Emirates Group would be a major boost to APEDB’s strategic efforts to elevate, enhance and develop the aviation industry in Andhra Pradesh.

"It will contribute positively to AP’s economic growth as well as help us build a stronger framework for industrial and infrastructural development. We are optimistic with the pivotal role played by the Emirates Group in achieving these goals and have no doubt that the partnership will reap mutual benefits," he noted.

Under the MoU, the two parties will look to collaborate in areas such as the potential development of aviation facilities and skill development projects in Andhra Pradesh, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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