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Air France and KLM Host 1st Marine Day Event in Athens

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines recently organized the 1st Marine Day event that took place in Athens with the participation of over 100 senior professionals from the marine and offshore business.

The event focused on the dynamic role and importance of the maritime segment and its contribution to economic growth.

Furthermore, during the event, KLM President and CEO Pieter Elbers highlighted the importance of international shipping and the strong presence of the Greek shipping industry, as well as their outstanding support during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

“Greece and Cyprus represent the most important markets for us in terms of marine and offshore traffic. The Covid pandemic has led to a backlog of shipping crew to be transported and a growth in the worldwide shipment of goods via air and sea,” he said.

KLM President and CEO Pieter Elbers

The 1st Marine Day consisted of two sessions. During the morning session, professionals and specialists from the wider shipping industry thoroughly presented the definition, vision, current situation and future of the industry.

In the evening, the teams of Air France and KLM, in partnership with Delta Air Lines, hosted a cocktail reception expressing their appreciation to top marine and offshore companies and shipping trade partners for their long-time commitment.

Yiannis Pantazopoulos, Regional Manager Air France-KLM for Greece, Cyprus and Turkey

“Air France and KLM operate around the world, offering an extended network and a vast choice of destinations, continually expanding. We have been working closely with all marine and shipping sectors for many years and established incredibly strong bonds with them in Greece and worldwide,” said Yiannis Pantazopoulos, regional manager Air France-KLM for Greece, Cyprus and Turkey.

“Our aim is to continue to deliver for the years to come our services and this Marine Day is an opportunity for us to express our appreciation to the shipping community for their trust, support and collaboration over the years,” he added.

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