Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) will provide exclusive inflight catering services for private aviation at Dubai South, the rebranded Dubai World Central, which is due to open in stages from 2016.
EKFC will build a modern facility to provide inflight catering and support services to private and business flights operating at Dubai South, according to Emirates 24/7. The facility will form part of the Aviation District being built at the airport, which includes the VIP Terminal, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) hangars, aircraft fit-out and painting facilities, and the establishment of fixed-base operators (FBOs).
Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation (the parent organization of Dubai South), said, “Traditionally, the demands of business aviation passengers for food are highly bespoke and catering companies are unable to meet these very specific requirements. 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 to provide dedicated executive inflight catering services for general aviation within the Aviation District to meet current and potential future catering demand of all FBOs.”
Saeed Mohammed, CEO of Emirates Flight Catering, added, “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.”