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The growing cargo business accounted for 16 percent of the airline's total revenues.
The bombing destroyed three of Sri Lankan Airlines' twelve aircraft and damaged three other aircraft.
The airline carried 1.6 million passengers and 68,000 tons of cargo in the same year.
Following the conflicts, a total of 92 air carriers were flying to markets internationally and Emirates faced intense competition at its home base.
Current chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has since inherited the role of CEO.
During its first year, it carried about 260,000 passengers and 10,000 tons of freight.