An Ideal Investment
28 February 2012
Australia’s stable economy, skilled workforce and open Government make it an ideal location for foreign investment, according to Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum.
Since 1996, Dubai’s foremost aviation, tourism and leisure company has invested more than A$1.2 billion in Australia, carrying more than 9.6 million people on its Australian flights in fourteen years of operation.
Beyond aviation, the Emirates Group’s Australian interests in flight and cargo services, retail, resorts and hotels represent the company’s largest travel and tourism investment outside Dubai.
For HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum, a robust Australian economy and the ease of doing business in Australia has allowed the Emirates Group to thrive.
“Australia is an ideal location for investment... Australians have embraced the airline from the very beginning, allowing us to grow from seven flights per week in 1996 to 70 flights per week currently,” HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum said.
“Over the next few years we hope to continue the mutually beneficial relationship we have with key stakeholders by serving all the gateway cities in Australia, further promoting our first Australian resort – Wolgan Valley – and maximising any new commercial opportunities that come along.”