Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe says finding Murray has come as a great relief to Murray's family.

"The opportunity to bring Murray home to rest in New Zealand closes a significant chapter in the grieving process for his family. The past week has been extremely difficult for them as they have seen the families of the other lost men have the opportunity to say a final farewell to their loved ones," Mr Fyfe says.

"On behalf of Murray's family, friends and colleagues I would like to thank French authorities for their dedication in finding all the missing men and returning them home. The effort of the French divers has been nothing short of amazing."

Mr Fyfe will travel to France with members of Murray's family toward the end of next week to bring him home.

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