21 February 2013

Uganda: Emirates Manager Praises Observer

The Country Manager, Emirates Airline, Khalid Al Zarouni, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on The Observer in Kamwokya, during which he said his company aims to foster constructive relations with this newspaper and other media houses.

Zarouni, who was accompanied by Mark Odeke, an official of the advertising agency Scanad, said he was pleased to meet the people behind The Observer, which he described as a "good" and "neutral" newspaper.

Zarouni added that he was particularly impressed by an article about the airline in this newspaper late last year, saying it was well written and accurate, and that Emirates Airline bosses in Dubai had appreciated it too, having read it on the paper's web site, www.observer.ug

On his part, The Observer's Managing Director, James Tumusiime, thanked Zarouni and his team for the visit and called for closer partnership between the two companies. The meeting was also attended by the paper's Advertising Manager, Ramadhan Kyomugisha, and web administration officer Frank Kisakye.

Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, now operates direct flights from Entebbe to over 130 destinations across the world, through Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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