Posted by contrails67 (email@example.com) 2011-05-07 14:28:27
I can see that many middle east carriers(EK,EY,QR, KU), as well as Asian Pacific carriers(SQ) depend on other countries to open up their airports so that they themselves can grow. My question is what do these countries offer or what do the recipient countries receive?
For example, EK has DXB, Qatar Airways has DOH and EY has AUH while SQ has only SIN. Not many people are flying directly to these countries, but rather use them for transit. Besides, these countries have only one or two cities which may even be alluring to visit.
So, what does a country like the U.S or Canada receive in compensation for opening up their prime airports such as JFK, LAX, ORD, ATL, etc..? Sure, customers in the US or Canada would be happy with more competition which result in lower fares, but is there any other type of compensation that is received by the government such as financial or otherwise?
[Edited 2011-05-07 15:45:02]