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WHY DOES THE UAE HAVE TWO FLAG CARRIERS?
Did you know that the United Arab Emirates technically has two flag carriers? Both Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Dubai-based Emirates can legitimately claim to be flag carriers of the United Arab Emirates. So why does the UAE have two flag carriers? Let’s find out. Historically, flag carriers were initially state-owned or at least government-supported, during a time when the costs of operating independently were too high. It was also in the interest of governments to have an airline that represented their country. In many parts of the world, this is still the case. READ MORE