Airports

Airport CEO Clears the Air on Dubai Aviation

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths today issued a statement in response to the recent comments and media coverage emanating from France and Canada that inaccurately imply government subsidisation and preferential treatment of local carrier Emirates Airline.

"The only thing Dubai is guilty of is providing an environment that actually supports aviation. Most governments around the world treat aviation as a pariah, choking its growth with costly, misdirected regulation, instead of adopting policies that recognise its considerable socio-economic benefits and support its sustainable growth. They then compound the problem with parasitic forms of taxation that usually flow straight out of the sector," said Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths.

"In Dubai aviation is embraced as a strategic imperative. Another key to its success has been equal treatment of airlines. Dubai Airports and Dubai Air Navigation Services offer the same competitive rates and charges to all airlines. That, combined with the UAE's open skies policy and the attractiveness of Dubai as a business and leisure destination, is why we have 130 airlines operating into one of the fastest growing airports in the world.

For more information on Dubai's approach to aviation, click here to view Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths' speech to the UK Aviation Club in June 2010.

More Airports
Skytrax announces list of best airports for 2018
Passenger traffic at Doha’s Hamad International Airport grows by 20%
World’s first 7-star airport inaugurated
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Plaza Altamira

Plaza Altamira

Caracas, Venezuela

Also called the Plaza Francia, this is a large public square that is immensely popular with locals of all ages during summer evenings and winter afternoons. The plaza features a majestic obelisk and a refreshing water fountain, two prominent features that make it stand out as more of a photo op than any other public square in Caracas. It also contains a number of stalls offering foodstuff, ...

Rebublic Square or Jumhooree Maidan

Rebublic Square or Jumhooree Maidan

Maldives, Maldives

The Republic Square is beautifully built with green grass and lush plantation, along the northern waterfront. It is Male's most popular venue amongst adults and children alike for social gatherings and recreation. On the Eastern end of the square stands the official flag post on which the largest permanent flag in the country is hoisted. When you arrive in Male, this is the place where you are ...

Al-Tahrir Square

Al-Tahrir Square

Sanaa, Yemen

The main public piazza of the city, this square acts as an intersection between two of Sana'a’s major urban districts. It is consequently lined with eateries and shopping outlets, features a mesmerizing fountain in the center, and is a popular hangout space for residents of the surrounding neighborhoods. In addition, the square also acts as the city’s cultural center – it contains 3 major museums ...

Ho Tay Water Park & Moon Park

Ho Tay Water Park & Moon Park

Hanoi, Vietnam

Five kilometers north of the city centre, this is an excellent day out with children on a hot day. The park opens early and stays open till 9pm. Water slides and refreshing pools are enjoyed by all ages, while the adjacent Moon Park offers roller coasters and other exciting activities for when it gets cooler in the evenings. The park is open for eight months of the year from April to November. ...