THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY DUBAI Airshow (Nov. 11-15) occurs against a backdrop of a remarkable period of growth for airlines and airports in the region (see article, p. 26) that only has accelerated since the 2005 event was held. Few of the carriers are making any money yet, but that is not really the point. In fact, earnings have taken a back seat to fleet expansion and route development, something that airline chiefs are not afraid to state publicly. Sustained in large part by the oil riches ...

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