11/13/2011 09:01 EST | Updated 01/13/2012 05:12 EST

Bombardier opens new marketing office for commercial aircraft in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Bombardier has announced the establishment of new sales and marketing office in Dubai to serve the Middle East and Africa region.

The facility is located in the free zone near the city's main international airport.

The Montreal-based company said the new office would support commercial aircraft sales and marketing.

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) announced the move at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

Bombardier's 2011-2030 market forecast predicts the Middle East and Africa region will capture 980 of the 13,100 worldwide aircraft deliveries expected in the 20- to 149-seat segment.