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Middle East carriers have kept the recession-hit aviation industry afloat.
Middle East carriers have kept the recession-hit aviation industry afloat.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • This week, the rapid expansion of the the Middle East low-cost carriers sector
  • Stefan Pichler, CEO of Jazeera Airways, explains the company's expansion plans
  • Plus, Dubai Air Show

(CNN) -- In Focus: Airline boost?

It's an industry that's been hit hard in North America and Europe by the downturn, but at this year's Dubai Air Show, it's evident that Middle East carriers are keeping the aviation sector afloat.

And despite delays, the region's airlines are sticking behind large-scale orders to the likes of Boeing and Airbus.

Facetime with Stefan Pichler, CEO of Jazeera Airways

In spite of the global slowdown, the Middle East low-cost carriers sector is growing rapidly. In the last couple of years, five new airlines have been launched in the region.

Jazeera Airways, the Middle East's first privately owned airline, is planning a major expansion in the next five years. MME talks to Jazeera's CEO to find out why, and if he believes a recovery is on its way.

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Watch this show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0715,1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745