|Quoting PanHAM (Reply 3):|
Why should they? Etihad is a clean sheet airline. Why should they "swallow" the old structures of Gulf Air? Etihad is better off expanding with their own (plentiful) ressources.
|Quoting LurveBus (Reply 4):|
Gulf Air practically proved that large injections of cash do not translate into an efficient and profitable airline.
|Quoting Beijing21 (Reply 2):|
I meant Etihad may bidding for GF and then swallow carriers/cabin crews to expand more rapidly and narrow the gap with QR and EK
|Quoting Remcor (Reply 8):|
So would it become Gulfihad? Or perhaps Etihair?
|Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 10):|
I ultimately see trouble for the Gulf carriers. Emirates is gambling big with its super expansion. So far as I know, Qatar has never made money and isn't necessarily on track to either, and Etihad, while seeming to have a good business model and what not, is poorly located in the center of a tempest. Gulf Air is struggling pretty badly and needs a miracle. Then again, with oil rich emirates backing up their airlines, I suppose you can keep an unprofitable airline going for a long time
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