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Thanks for -- and well for -- businesses located in the Middle East and northern Africa are coping amid all of this unrest I spoke with the president of emirates airline Tim Clark within the last hour from Washington's Dulles airport now I asked him -- they are experiencing any disruptions.
Not and to my knowledge there has been not a reaction whatsoever in terms that they.
Flight -- in and out the region I think it's business as usual.
OK Sam you know a lot of times when -- have events like this in particular if there is unrest in that region do you find it.
It's typical what the perception of emirates because the geography little bit different.
Northern Africa you do -- to Tripoli you do flight -- Cairo but do you find it that perception of the airline is difficult the fight for you to make sometimes.
Not I think our Brian transcends.
All of this affiliates -- truly international background it's.
It's an -- national carrier which has its face in the Middle East.
And I think -- passengers recognize that we.
The products that we offer and then network that we -- they travel on is attribute global warming yes we do traveled to many places in the Middle East and have continue to do so even -- -- -- the troubled times.
I'm we have we will continue to seek to do so in the future but I and we do not see any kind of perception issues hundred officers.
Emirates in that -- that you're mentioning.
Obviously you and chairman of the airline -- mocked him have to.
Kind of address these events when we do have things that are disruptive in the region because Dubai which is your -- -- are now flying more and more routes out of Dubai.
Do you find that the -- you have to kind of address the issue over and over to make sure that frankly the employees of emirates are safe.
The global passengers coming through to buyers say does that ever come up between the two of you.
And let let me be quite care about is to -- is a truly international city.
On and on any -- any scandal.
We have a very large it's Patrick population that we have a one of the largest and tosses prying into national airline -- -- -- in the world.
And that that those numbers continue to grow.
I think last month -- Dubai airport recorded.
Over five million passengers who look at -- in -- the F putting in July which puts it.
On the same skies science side it's bad as the European -- station -- and some Avaya American homes.
There is definitely.
No question about that this sample we'll continue to grow to -- will continue to.
People from all walks of life.
And it's a thriving -- and the united.
They're all these are difficult times we we cannot.
Ignore that but.
You know we trying do -- best and the city continues to grow as as as it has done it costs in the -- facing incredible challenges.
And it's a real success story.
And don't miss part two of my interview with Tim Clark -- asked him about the effect of Middle East tensions on jet fuel prices and about the expansion here in the United States that is coming up.