Global Airline Crossroads

March 4, 2013 - 3:29 AM
In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, photo, passengers wait to board an Emirates Airbus A380 aircraft parked at the new Concourse A of Dubai airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For generations, international fliers have stopped over in London, Paris and Amsterdam. Now, they increasingly switch planes in Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi, making this region the new crossroads of global travel. The switch is driven by both the airports and airlines, all backed by governments that see aviation as the way to make their countries bigger players in the global economy. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)