Airline Business 6/30/06 (Fair Use Excerpt)
When he and a group of other expatriate airline veterans drew up the business plan for the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, they knew Dubai's location made it a potential hub between Africa, Asia and Europe. But no one was sure how well it would work.
The recent new route to Shanghai underscores its success...
...He rejects the complaint by point-to-point carriers that Emirates is diverting passengers away from them. He talks instead of "growing the pie", of stimulating traffic between city-pairs they do not serve.
"It is not true that we rape and pillage international markets," he claims. "We are growing our network on the basis of connectivity. If other airlines adopted our model, the number of people taking to air travel would explode..."
Sounds like Mr. Clark has adopted the arguments WN has used to counter fear of their presence in a market for years...doesn't Herb have a copyright on this?