The Blooming Story of Aviation Industry of the UAE

UAE has a flourishing tourism industry. As a result of the same there are other sectors which are flourishing. One of them is the aviation industry. The air transport to and fro from UAE has a major impact on the economy of the country. The impact on a country’s economy is usually measured by the role an industry has to play in the GDP, the jobs it creates and the supply chain. The aviation industry of the UAE is expected to continue the boom it has created in the last decade according to economists. The Dubai airport is expected to have a fleet of 79 million this year and become the busiest airport in the world leaving London’s Heathrow. The time zone advantage and Dubai’s good access to rest of the world has made it more accessible creating direct positive impact on the aviation, tourism and hospitality sectors. Source: http://www.uaeinteract.com/news/article_pics/uae-61609.jpg The Footprint of Aviation Industry on UAE’s GDP The aviation industry has always been a contributor to the GDP of UAE creating jobs and bringing in talent. From 6.2% in 2011 to approx. 15% in the year 2015, the contribution of the aviation sector has increased by almost 4% every year. Talking about jobs, currently there are about 250,000 direct jobs in the aviation sector and 225,000 indirect jobs according to Laila Al Muhairi who is the Executive Director...

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