Staff Reporter –
Auckland Airport marked ‘Islamic Awareness Week’ last month.
Many organisations throughout the country supported the programme held from August 22 to August 27, 2016.
Auckland Airport General Manager (People & Safety) Anna Cassels-Brown said that her organisation was proud of the role it plays in bringing people together and is building strong relationships with international and local Muslim communities.
“Countries with large Muslim populations like Indonesia, Malaysia and the Middle East are important emerging markets for New Zealand. We are welcoming increasing numbers of business and leisure travellers from these countries through our airport. We are also continuing to diversify our team to meet the needs of these and other customers,” she said.
She said that Auckland Airport is also building local relationships with Zayed College for Girls and Al-Madinah School, two institutions located close to the Airport.
“We were delighted to award Auckland Airport 50th Anniversary Scholarships to four teachers from Zayed College to support their professional development,” she said.