Lufthansa seeks Gulf airline restrictions

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  1. uggboy
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    Lufthansa seeks Gulf airline restrictions:rolleyes:

    SOURCE: http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/lufthansa-seeks-gulf-airline-restrictions

    I'm not a fan of such restriction wishes, let competition win and the market decide!
     
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    I am not a fan of restrictions either, but Gulf carriers are heavily funded by their governments and on top of that have virtually no taxes to pay. As much as I would love to see European airlines aspire to higher standards like those of airlines in the Middle East and Asia, I do understand that they are at a financial disadvantage. This expansion of Gulf carriers could cause a lot more problems in a very fragile market.
     
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    This article:

    http://www.economist.com/node/16271573

    has an excellent overview of the real situation on subsidies etc.
     
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