Emirates Planning Expansion on U.S. Routes as Dubai Continues to Grow Rapidly
On Tuesday, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman and CEO of Emirates said that he is making an effort to expand routes for the airline which may also include more destinations in the U. S. routes in spite of the opposition coming from the American carriers which say that the airline is getting an undue advantage.
In an interview he said that many of the cities in America are asking Emirates to open routes that connect them with Dubai.
However, he did not mention the likely destinations due to citing confidentiality agreements and competitive reasons. He added that the government-backed carrier is planning to consider the requests, within a very short time period. He said, "In terms of expansion, we will continue."
On Thursday, Emirates is due to release its yearly financial results. According to Sheikh Ahmed the fluctuations in international currencies have been somewhat balanced by the gains coming from the lower prices of oil. He said that overall "it's been an excellent year."
To keep pace with the growth of Emirates, the Dubai Airports must also expand. On Tuesday the second airport, Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central was announced. The Dubai International Airport is at present the busiest airport in the world for international traffic.
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