It strikes me as weird that Emirates, Qatar Airways and Gulf Air all are expanding or planning to expand to huge sizes within the next 10 years.
The Middle Eastern region has;
* Saudi Arabian ( Jeddah )
* Kuwait Airways ( Kuwait City )
* MEA ( Beirut )
* Oman Air ( Muscat )
* Air Arabia ( New Sharjah airline )
* Gulf Air ( Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Muscat )
* Royal Jordanian ( Amman )
* Syrian Airlines ( Damascus )
* Emirates ( Dubai )
* Qatar Airways ( Doha )
and remembering that theres also the chance that Iraq Airways ( Baghdad ) may restart operations at soon point in the non too distant future.
How can ALL these carriers be successful when theres a few that plan MASSIVE expansions, and the fact that the Middle Eastern region is not exactly the most populated region in the world, O & D can not be a main driver of growth.
Any ideas on how people think these airlines will go, and which will fail and which will be successes?
My vote goes to Qatar Airways as failing, Emirates for success.