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Middle Eastern airlines flying strong

The opening of Dubai Airport's new terminal is a sign that Middle Eastern airlines are bucking global trends and prospering.
Yesterday's opening of Dubai AirportÆs new terminal three symbolises the regionÆs bullish aviation outlook. The sleek, modern tube-like building is home to Emirates AirlinesÆ world hub and provides necessary facilities to handle the continued growth in traffic between Asia and points east.

The new terminal opens at a time when the outlook for Middle Eastern airlines is exceptionally bullish. ôIt is pretty much business as usual. Middle East carriers seem intent on expansion and are welcoming of the recent big reduction in oil prices,ö says Derek Sadubin, chief executive officer of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation.

The Airports Council International ACI predicts that even in todayÆs weak economic climate, Middle Eastern airlines will continue to...
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