Emirates Group Security commended by New Zealand authorities 2 Oct 2018

Dubai, UAE, 02 October 2018: Emirates Group Security was presented with an award of appreciation by the New Zealand government for its efforts to safeguard borders and prevent illegal migration. The award was handed over by His Excellency Fletcher Tabuteau MP, New Zealand Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Group Security, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and His Excellency Jeremy Clarke-Watson, New Zealand Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

His Excellency Fletcher Tabuteau MP also honoured Major General Obaid Bin Suroor, Deputy Director General, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDFRA), for his contribution to the high standards of border control security in place in Dubai.

Airlines play a key role in aviation security and border control. Every day highly trained Emirates Group Security staff examine and verify documents presented by passengers for international travel. Emirates Group Security has a rigorous process in place to process the millions of passengers who travel from across six continents through Dubai to their final destination.

“Aviation security is an area that is continuously evolving and security stakeholders need to take an integrated approach to managing border security through advanced capabilities and up to date technologies. This accolade from the New Zealand government is an important recognition of the efforts invested by Emirates Group Security,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group. Emirates Group Security has worked closely with New Zealand authorities and has over the years developed an open and positive flow of communications to dis-cuss and resolve potential concerns as well as to develop an astute and integrated approach to security and border control.

Emirates Group has previously been recognised for its security and border enforcement regulations through awards from the governments of the UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Ireland and Australia.