|Quoting MAV88 (Reply 38):|
Which airline and/or routes do you think will ultimately fail on IAD-Middle East? It seems like a ton of lift to have daily IAD-DXB on EK, daily IAD-DOH on QR, daily IAD-AUH on EY, plus IAD-DXB, IAD-DOH, IAD-BAH and IAD-KWI on UA.
UA operates IAD-DXB-DOH, and IAD-KWI-BAH. I think there is room for everybody.
|Quoting something (Reply 40):|
Every diplomat or embassy or honorary consulate employee with all of their employees
It might seem like a lot, but it's a small fraction of the overall number of travelers. People love to talk about how international flights from DC are profitable because of government traffic but this is a bit like saying flights to NYC are profitable because of the financial industry there. Flights are profitable for a huge variety of reasons, not one reason. If you believed the A.net hype, you would think that every flight to DCA/IAD is packed with government employees flying on business. It is not the case. The fact of the matter is that the DC region is a very wealthy, highly-educated, fast growing area with an assortment of industries. This is why Emirates flight will be profitable.