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Old Jul 8, 19, 10:38 am
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skywardhunter
 
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Originally Posted by JamesKidd View Post
I don't think ME3 can sustain their current model as is. There is no domestic market in any of GCC countries, they rely purely on global economy. If there is global contraction - they all get impacted. It's about how well their business model can manage the changes in global economy. EK doesn't have any choice but to adapt their business model. Etihad has learnt this the hard way.
KSA has a decent domestic market. Etihad spent all their money on terrible airlines and I don't see redemption rip-offs that are pretty unique to BA being a necessary response to global economic contraction (which I'm not denying exists and impacts EK, but in other ways)
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