So much hatred. Wonder if this is no longer a question for the business or policy experts. Some of the discussions seems to fit well the post-fact world that we live in.
Its not hatred. Its wanting a fair and level playing field so competition is kept in check. I have nothing against Emirates. I'm for airlines flying wherever they can. I only have a problem with some using back-door tactics and receiving phantom-financing while pretending to be something that they're not. And, IMHO. thats exactly what the ME3, especially EK is doing. And by that, their access should be restricted, not taken away, just restricted in the US until open up their books and let US regulators and airlines see what they're doing. That is what need a National Airline Policy. much to the chagrin of your blind love-affair with these people.
Those govt owned airlines aren't stuffing 90-odd A380s all over the globe, some 4-5 times a day, have airports basically built strictly for them, to isolate them from competition, spend an upwards close to BILLIONS on a class of service that any real airline could never afford.
Now you're just sounding ill-informed or - or in the case of first class - jealous.
(i) Emirates can operate those A380 profitably (ii) Dubai has fairly liberal aviation agreements, many airlines fly there, and (iii) there are are enough people who can afford first class to make it worthwhile - on the routes it is offered.
On some routes it is the only airline offering first class, and the wealthy have to fly with someone - LOL - unless you take a socialist view that the rich should be forced to fly economy.
Ok, well then you tell me where I can invest in this profitable business because its a "can't miss", am I right? I'm willing to throw every bit of money into it.
I can read wikipedia too. I know the blind tag-line you're trumpeting. They're owned by the govt, but don't receive a dinar from the Royal Family(sure they don't). And you, an others like you, take offense with people criticizing this "incredibly-run operation". I used to be a fanboy just like you. I was so in love with British Airways when I was a youngster. I used to think BA was the greatest airline on the planet. I marveled at the sight of a BA-owned 747 or Concorde wherever I saw them. When the whole dirty-tricks thing happened, I thought SRB was just a big crybaby(I wasn't aware of how many airlines BA put out of business, even well into the 1980s/90s). But then, after I got into the airline business, and saw how things were run, especially for US carriers, I realized that we don't have the same advantages as most of our foreign competitors do. And over the years, I learned how much we as US carriers are up against. I know we don't nearly compare to the glitz and glamour of the ME3, much like we were 2nd-rate to most everyone else 20-years ago, but to say that Emirates(while govt owned), is completely independent from the State, and that I haven't proved they aren't. Well, the only proof I need is the other 2. If Emirates was so cleanly profitable, the others would do the same. They're performance up against QR and EY, which do receive financial support, but EK is still blowing them away as far as size, global reach, etc etc? C'mon. You can't be that naive. They're getting money or operation exemptions from somewhere.
You sounds like running 90 odd A380s all over the globe 4-5 time a day is a bad thing.
Only when they're attempting to dump over capacity into a market to wash away competitors. Canada and Germany did the right thing by restricting access into the their respective countries
If a monkey could run a 100 aircraft A380 operation, the A380 program would't be such a money drainer for Airbus. All the European Majors would have ordered 100+ A380's with support from their respective government.
European majors are private entities(for the most part), and they have real world problems that the face, like over-spending, sagging market conditions, worldwide upheavals that threaten their existence, something that ME3 barely even noticed. And furthermore, it seems like it was only yesterday that Emirates was pressing EADS to go ahead with an A380neo not too long ago, even going as far as to committing to fund its construction. I never saw BA, LH or AF fund Boeing to build custom-made aircraft derivatives back in the old days.
In Case you haven't notice, Dubai airport has become world’s largest International airport with over 150 airlines serving 240 destination. Hardly an airport custom built for Emirates.
Yes, I read wikipedia as well.