Sheikh Hamdan gives government’s full support to Emirates Airline

Siobháin Spear
Mar 31, 2020

The government of Dubai will be supporting Emirates Airline as it tackles the current global issues.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has said that the Government of Dubai is fully committed to supporting Emirates Airline during the current global climate.

It is no secret that airlines around the world are facing increasing pressure and unprecedented challenges as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just over a week ago, the IATA called for emergency support from governments in order for airlines, and Dubai has stepped up to respond.

In a tweet, Sheikh Hamdan stated the Government of Dubai’s renewed commitment in supporting the success story of Emirates, acknowledging that this was a critical time for the airline.

As a shareholder of Emirates, the Government of Dubai will inject equity into the company, considering its strategic importance to the Dubai and the UAE economy.

Reaffirming how the airline has played a key role in positioning the emirate as a major international aviation hub, Sheikh Hamdan stated that further details of the government’s support will follow.

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