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Gulf's economic transformation will drive air traffic, IATA says

Kamil Al-Awadhi, the association's Middle East chief, said countries in the region have spurred air traffic by hosting global business, political and sporting events.
Kamil Alawadhi, IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa and Middle East.

The Middle East is set to be one of the fastest-growing airline markets in the next decade, and sweeping economic transformation plans adopted by many of the Gulf countries will stimulate air traffic in the years to come, according to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Middle East chief. 

IATA represents some 300 airlines in about 120 countries, comprising around 83% of the world’s air traffic. 

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