Indian airlines interested in establishing hubs in Dubai

March 13, 2014 2:24 am

Tim Clark, the president of Emirates Airline has said Indian airlines are threatening to set up hubs at Dubai’s new Al Maktoum airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), as the carrier seek to get around complicated red tape at home, The National has reported. “Already the Indian carriers in the latest round of talks expressed an interest in setting up hubs in Dubai,” Clark told reporters in the US. “Well, we can’t accommodate them in DIA [Dubai International Airport], we said, but you can go to DWC,” he said. “They feel so constrained in their own field of operations that they look at somewhere like Dubai which is unconstrained – just don’t break the law and fly safely etc and off you go. And that’s on the table for them.”