|Quoting Sampa737 (Thread starter):|
I live in Brasil but the airlines here are all privately owned, correct?
|Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 3):|
Emirates owned but not supported by Dubai Government, which means it is an investment project which should make profit at the end of the year. Air Arabia is 50% owned by Government and the rest for senior businessmen
Etihad, Qatar Airways, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, Egypt Air, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Iran Air, Royal Jordanian, Yemnia are all owned and supported by government, in which the government do not expect a profit they just keep pumping cash in it.
|Quoting Coleplane (Reply 8):|
Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 7):
I believe the governments of Sweden, Denmark and Norway still have controlling interrests in Scandinavian Airlines
Say, a bit off subject, but do you know if SAS still has shareholdings in BMI?
|Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 10):|
Give me a break. There's no distinction between Emirates and other regional carriers. Mohammed bin Rashed has a lot of involvement with the airline. Call a spade a spade.
|Quoting EK156 (Reply 19):|
Sorry but you are wrong here. the Chairman is Sheikh Ahmed and he handles all the affairs of EK and not Sheikh Mohammad .... and EK is an investment project and returns a profit. The Government does NOT pump any sort of money into it. It is a profitable company. It is doing extremely well and no one can believe that ...so that is why people insist that it is govt supported. The Govt does not pump any money.... EK is doing fine on it's own
|Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 21):|
huh? Jealous? More like you Imaratis being defensive.
I wish your country and airline all the best. I have no problem with you being successful, what I have a problem with is UAEflyer going out of his way to depict Emirates in one camp and all the other airlines in the region in another camp. That's bullshit. Emirates is a government owned and controlled airline. Why can't you admit that?
Anyway I'm out of this conversation, I have a feeling it would be a deaf's debate.
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