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Dubai Airports does not see India airport expansion as threat

Dubai Airports has said Indian airports are not seen an immediate challenge to the emirate's international airport and its expansion plans would enable it to retain competitive edge over other airports, Business Standard has reported. "As a major international hub, Dubai International faces global competition from some very good airports worldwide, including a few that have recently come up in India," Dubai Airports vice president for marketing and corporate communications, Anita Mehra told the daily. "However, with the recently announced $7.8bn expansion plan that would see our capacity increase from 60 million passengers per annum to 90 million passengers by 2018, coupled with our unique aviation model and focus on customer service, we believe that Dubai Airports would continue to retain its competitive edge," Mehra added.