Emirates CEO Calls Open Skies Battle A “Fight To The Death”

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    The IATA Annual General Meeting has been going on in Miami the past several days, which is one of the most attended events by airline industry executives. You'd expect this would be one of the most controversial meetings yet, given the squabble between the US carriers and Gulf carriers, which is almost unprecedented in terms of vitriol. Yesterday we saw Qatar Airways' CEO, Akbar Al Baker, threaten to leave the oneworld alliance. Furthermore, he threatened retaliatory protectionism to any government which blocks Qatar Airways' growth. Akbar Al Baker has virtually no filter, so all things considered I guess you could say he was on his best behavior at the AGM. Almost unarguably the most well spoken and bright CEO of a Gulf carrier is Tim Clark, who is the CEO of Emirates. He's extremely well spoken. So far he has been measured in what he has said about the Open Skies debate: The post Emirates CEO Calls Open Skies Battle A “Fight To The Death” appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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