11-Nov-2010 12:23 PM

Canada bans officials from flying with UAE carriers

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan stated Canada has banned its government officials from flying on UAE carriers calling the action an “escalation” of a dispute between the countries over landing rights for commercial services (Bloomberg, 11-Nov-2010). Sheikh Abdullah commented: “I don’t think it’s a smart decision. This is an escalation.”