Air France-KLM, the renowned airline, has unveiled its brand new Africa headquarters in Nairobi, a move that highlights the company’s commitment to expanding its operations on the continent.
The regional hub will oversee key markets, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Djibouti, South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana, with the latter three being the latest additions to Air France-KLM’s network.
Taking charge of the African region is Mr. Marius van der Ham, who will assume the role of General Manager (GM) at the headquarters. This strategic move aims to meet the growing demand for air travel in East and Southern Africa, as well as in Nigeria and Ghana.
Air France-KLM already operates flights to various destinations in East Africa, such as Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. The new headquarters in Nairobi will provide a wide range of services to customers, including ticketing, sales, and customer support.
Additionally, customers will have access to information about the airline’s products and services, including the popular Flying Blue loyalty program and the group’s partnerships with other airlines.
Marius van der Ham expressed his enthusiasm for the expansion, stating, “Africa is a region with abundant resources, talent, and potential, and we are excited to be part of its growth story.”
He also emphasized Kenya’s significance as the primary business center in East Africa, citing its stable and dynamic business environment, excellent connectivity across the continent, and a wealth of talent that will support the company’s strategy.
By establishing a stronger presence on the ground in Nairobi, Air France-KLM is positioning itself to better serve the region’s increasing demand for air travel.
With connections to the group’s hubs in Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Nairobi aims to enhance the travel experience for customers, providing them with greater choice and flexibility. This move underscores Air France-KLM’s commitment to delivering top-notch services and fostering growth in Africa.