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The Impact of Flight Delays on Airlines in the United Arab Emirates
Flight delays present some of the most unfulfilling experiences to passengers and are
mostly caused by factors such as weather conditions, security concerns, airport congestion, and
the use of small aircraft by airlines. In most cases, passengers are forced to wait in airports for
hours while some cancel their flights since the delays irreversibly affect their plans. Among
airline companies, flight delays result in them paying heavy fines to their delayed customers and
incurring higher operation costs due to the provision of accommodation services, increased fuel
costs, and flight cancellations. While some of the causes of flight delays are unavoidable, on the
overall, an improvement in the air traffic control systems can significantly reduce the severity
and rate of occurrence of flight delays. An analysis of the impact of flight delays shows that both
passengers and airlines incur heavy costs due to the wasted man-hours in airports.
According to Ball et al. (2010, p.12), flight delays had a cost $32.9 billion in the US in
2007, which was mainly attributed to increased expenses for crew, fuel, maintenance, lost
passengers’ time, flight cancellation, and lost demand. Besides the direct costs, flight delays
indirectly affect a country’s economy. In particular, inefficiencies in air transport increase the
cost of doing business in other sectors and make associated businesses less productive (Ball et al.
2010, p. 12). In an article by Maceda (2017), Emirates and Etihad airlines, two UAE based
airline companies, were cited by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
alongside American, Singapore, and Turkish airlines for massive flight disruptions. According to
the CAA, over 200,000 passengers are delayed by these airlines annually, a situation that
adversely affects their traveling plans.
In conclusion, UAE based airline companies should implement strategies of reducing the
incidences of flight delays in their operations since it negatively affects their country’s economy.

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Flight Delays in UAE THE IMPACT OF FLIGHT DELAYS ON AIRLINES IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Student’s Name Course Professor’s Name University City (State) Date 1 Flight Delays in UAE 2 The Impact of Flight Delays on Airlines in the United Arab Emirates Flight delays present some of the most unfulfilling experiences to passengers and are mostly caused by factors such as weather conditions, security concerns, airport congestion, and the use of small aircraft by airlines. In most cases, passengers are forced to wait in airports for hours while some cancel their flights since the delays irreversibly affect their plans. Among airline companies, flight delays result in them paying heavy fines to their delayed customers and incurring higher operation costs due to the provision of accommodation services, increased fuel costs, and flight cancellations. While some of the causes of flight delays are unavoidable, on the overall, an improvement in the air traffic control systems can significantly reduce the severity and rate of occurrence of flight delays. An analysis of the impact of flight delays shows that both passengers and airlines incur heavy costs due to the wasted man-hours in ...
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