A group of American airlines that operate in the Gulf states have been trying to attract international travelers, and the latest step is to open a new airport in Dubai.
The new airport, called Air India, is located at Al Gharbia International Airport.
The airline’s announcement on Tuesday came amid a new effort to bring in more U.S. passengers to the region, as well as to bolster U.K. tourism.
“Air India is the only airline in the world with a presence in the Middle East and Africa that has managed to attract a significant number of international passengers to its business class routes, which are also among the busiest routes in the region,” said the airline in a statement.
The U.A.E. region is home to about one-third of the world’s population.
Air India says it will serve about 4,000 international passengers annually, and plans to serve them in all of its aircrafts.
“We are committed to the world of travel and the development of our global business network.
We believe in the future of this region as a hub of growth and innovation for our industry,” said Air India CEO Amitabh Kant.
The United Arab Emirate has emerged as a leading regional destination for U.W. travelers, especially in recent years, as the region’s population has increased and its economy has grown.
But airlines in the UAE have struggled to gain a foothold in the country’s skies, and have had to work harder to get the government to take steps to help them compete.
The UAE is home of the Dubai International Airport, and there are more than 400 domestic flights per day from the country to the United States.
The government has been trying for a decade to attract foreign travelers to the country, including with new high-speed rail lines connecting the country with Europe.
However, the Emirates has struggled to attract them, partly because of strict controls on U.J. flights.
A U.U. official said the government wants to work with airlines to boost their competitiveness in the Emirates.
Airline executives and analysts have said that the United Emirates will continue to have an outsized influence in the U.Y.C. region.