Our business model

The subsidy myth

The subsidy myth

Our campaign against airline subsidies

As a major stakeholder in international aviation, we welcome a robust, fact-based debate on the issue of airline subsidies.

Our long-standing position is that we are opposed to state aid and we, in fact, campaign against airline subsidies. However, many claim that we benefit from reduced fuel and airport charges and receive other financial support. In a bid to dispel the myths surrounding Emirates and airline subsidies, we have produced a report which presents all the facts about our business model and our opinion on wider industry issues.

Download report "Airlines and subsidy: our position" (1.27 MB)(Opens PDF in a new tab)

In response to more recent allegations of subsidy and unfair competition by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines, we have also published a 388-page document which systematically rebuts those allegations. That document and associated material can be read here:

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