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The Global Aviation Industry Encounters Turbulence in the Gulf

Mar 2, 2017 | 09:30 GMT
The Global Aviation Industry Encounters Turbulence in the Gulf
An Emirates Airlines A380 sits on the tarmac in Sri Lanka. The Gulf's newfound success in commercial air travel has less to do with policy and more to do with geography.
(ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The airline industry is one of the most protected sectors in the world, but a new competitor has emerged to challenge the West's longtime dominance of the skies: the Arabian Peninsula. Over the past 15 years, airlines based in the Gulf monarchies of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have...

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