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Emirates Officially Opens New Dublin Office

Emirates Officially Opens New Dublin Office

Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Europe and Russian Federation, and the UAE Ambassador to Ireland, HE Khalid Nasser Rashid Lootah, joined Margaret Shannon, Country Manager Ireland, and her team last night for the official opening of Emirates’ new corporate hub and public booking office in Dublin.

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Cutting the ribbon: Richard Jewsbury, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe and Russian Federation; UAE Ambassador to Ireland, HE Khalid Nasser Rashid Lootah; and Margaret Shannon, Emirates Country Manager Ireland; with Emirates staff Karolin Tamaddon (left) and Aurelie Tommasino.

Located in Hume Street, in the prestigious St Stephen’s Green area of Dublin 2, the new state-of-the-art office will offer services including flight reservations, destination advice and holiday bookings from Emirates’ highly trained staff.

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Margaret Shannon and Richard Jewsbury cut the cake

Richard Jewsbury told the invited guests: “I was working in the Far East when our daily Dublin – Dubai service commenced on 9th January this year and I have been amazed at the numbers of Chinese, Japanese and Korean passengers that have been booking through to Dublin.

“Over the past nine months Emirates has carried more than 160,000 passengers and more than 6,000 tonnes of cargo on the Dublin – Dubai route. We now serve 126 destinations in 74 countries and we will be adding Adelaide in November and Phuket in December.

“It was important to us to extend the Emirates service in Ireland with the addition of an office where customers can come and meet with our staff in comfortable surroundings, and have their destination enquiries answered in person. Today is another landmark day for Emirates in Ireland and we are looking forward to many more exciting developments in the Irish market.”

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The Emirates team

Margaret Shannon thanked the travel agents, corporates and media for all their support since the Dublin route started and said: “We are absolutely delighted with our new offices, which are in the heart of Dublin at a fabulous place to be located – and our B777 is a great product too!”

Emirates now employs 25 people in Ireland and over 320 Irish nationals worldwide. The airline is currently hosting a series of recruitment days in Ireland, the first of which took place yesterday in Belfast, to help fulfil its cabin crew requirements.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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