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This week on Marketplace Middle East

CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar al Baker attends the 47th Farnborough International Airshow.
CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar al Baker attends the 47th Farnborough International Airshow.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • More than 1,300 exhibitors from 38 countries took part in the Farnborough Airshow
  • MME joined Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al Baker while he attended the event
  • Plus MME sits down with the CEO of Etihad Airways James Hogan

In focus -- Behind the scenes at Farnborough

As the aviation sector starts to recover from a two year downward spiral, the region's carriers continue to be in the spotlight at the 47th Farnborough International Airshow.

Over 25,000 visitors attended the airshow this week and more than 1,300 exhibitors from 38 countries took part. But aside from billion dollar deals a lot more goes on behind closed doors.

This week MME joined Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al Baker as he attended the world's largest airshow.

Facetime -- James Hogan, CEO, Etihad Airways

Despite increasing passenger growth in the region, the ambitions of the Gulf Carriers are not without risk.

Competition and congestion in the sector is growing, with three main carriers already located in the Gulf.

This week MME sits down with the head of one of the youngest, James Hogan, CEO of Etihad to talk about the airline's strategy.

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

Friday: 0915, 1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745