Ignominy for Dubai is a prestige project, Emirates is probably the only merger as a way out

anyone Who wants to take to reach Qatar from any destination in Africa by plane, since two years ago, a strange Route. Because several people have locked neighb

Ignominy for Dubai is a prestige project, Emirates is probably the only merger as a way out

anyone Who wants to take to reach Qatar from any destination in Africa by plane, since two years ago, a strange Route. Because several people have locked neighbouring countries such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Egypt, the airspace for Qatar Airways, to start the aircraft from Doha, from the current in the reverse direction, and fly around in a large arc around the countries. At least an hour more to the cost, depending on where you want to. And for Qatar Airways, it means additional fuel costs.

But even the Blockade of the neighbouring countries, the Airline is not your road to success can dissuade. In the middle of the Corona, with the crisis in the airline from Doha, becoming the first largest in the world, at least, if it is to long-distance and freight. In the former, Qatar now holds a market share of 17.8 per cent, in the latter case, it is 7.2 percent.

Emirates and Etihad could Airline giant

In the long-haul was for many years, ironically, Emirates, from the neighboring Emirate of Dubai in the front. But Emirates has a Problem with his flight. So far, the society campaigned with the largest A380 fleet in the world. However, in times of Corona, the giant plane can no longer be profitable to fill. Although Emirates has cancelled the order of other Jumbo Jets and smaller machines ordered, but Airbus can't deliver the also. Result: The business is faltering.

that's Why a subject comes up again, what is already been discussed for years in the Gulf: A Fusion of the two in the Emirates airlines Emirates (Dubai) and Etihad (Abu Dhabi). Economically, the sense would result: Emirates has a large fleet of long-haul planes, Etihad has specialized more and more on shorter routes with the appropriate machines. Together this would result in a Super carrier, which could cover all of the areas.

Qatar Airways scores with better fleet

in Addition, would save both Airlines a lot of money and better through the Corona-the crisis to come. The global Airline industry is cost, according to estimates by the umbrella Association IATA, about 84 billion dollars this year. The passenger broke in numbers dramatically. The IATA expects that by the end of the year, 2.2 billion passengers (many of whom fly multiple times, that's why the high numbers) are likely to be transported less than half of the previous year and the first decline in passenger for decades. In 2021, it will go back up, but the estimated 3.4 billion passengers were even still below the level of 2015.

In this smaller market will win the one who shares, owns an efficient fleet – and that is exactly what Qatar Airways can score. No other Airline has more Airbus A350 aircraft. Of the 49 aircraft routes as a particularly energy-efficient for long-with more than 5,000 kilometers of flight path. About 30 machines of the model 787 Boeing, the counterpart to the A350 to come.

Its ten A380 has placed Qatar Airways for the time being still. In a year, the Board wants to decide what happens with the aircraft. Well possible that the group ausflottet you "," so sold. The large aircraft of Boeing, the 777, are currently used mainly for freight flights.

The Pride of Dubai and Abu Dhabi could be Fusion in the way

That the Emirates could do with a merger of Emirates and Etihad as competition, appears in spite of all the economic benefits is unlikely. Behind the political reasons: Although Dubai is internationally known, is Abu Dhabi the real economic capital of the Emirates. 60 per cent of the gross domestic product is generated here. Etihad, however, is the smaller Airline. In the case of a merger of the Emirates-Chefs from Dubai would probably have the Say in the new group – the Abu Dhabi seems (to want to) bend.

Perhaps it is the success of the small neighbor Qatar, which is still regarded as a catalyst for the Fusion. Qatar is hated by Saudi Arabia and the Emirates, because of the Emirate's support of terrorists in other countries. Specifically, it is members of the IS, Al-Qaeda's, the Lebanon-active Hezbollah militia and the radical Muslim brotherhood.

Qatar Airways complains since then, in front of international organizations against the air Blockade. To comply with, among other things, agreements of the Arab League, in which all States are a member. The UN Qatar was last year, right. Now the Airline is trying to around five billion dollars in damages from the blocking to get countries. An end to the Blockade, however, is not yet in sight.

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Updated Date: 24 July 2020, 11:27

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