|Quoting OA412 (Reply 12):|
Not at all. I'd say they had to drop them to prove "harm." "We've had to drop both BOM and DXB because we can't compete." If they continued to fly either or both, then I think blaming it on the the Gulf Carriers would be a harder sell.
|Quoting D L X (Reply 17):|
The announcement comes amid overcapacity on U.S. routes to the Middle East operated by government-owned and heavily subsidized airlines, and less than a month after Delta reduced service between the world’s busiest airport and the Middle East’s largest hub.
EK has 44% of the departures from DXB. 66% if you include FlyDubai (which I would only even mention because the ownership is similar, but they are completely separate airlines). DL has 79% of ATL departures. DL also exceeds EK on % of seats, even combined with FlyDubai.
ATL has 3 foreign flags presently that aren't JV partners of DL (and one is KE, a code share partner). DXB has more than I can count, approximately 75. Despite that, ATL is about 10% ahead of DXB on total size. DXB is much more competitive than ATL in terms of level of domination and competition. If the deck is so much more stacked against the other carriers in DXB than ATL, why is there much less competition in ATL than DXB?