Airline security is a hot topic at this year's Dubai Airshow following a number of high-profile security incidents but the chief executive of Emirates airline told CNBC that airlines will never operate in a completely safe environment.
"The world will never be free the way you want it to be, or safe. You have to think that the things that can happen, you have to learn exactly what you can do (to prevent these things)," Sheikh Ahmed Al-Maktoum, the Emirates Group's chief executive and chairman, told CNBC on the sidelines of the Dubai airshow Sunday. "But you can't plan everything 100 percent," he added.
Since the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, airline security was stepped up among major airlines and travelers have become accustomed to thorough baggage and security checks in most airports.