- Emirates–flydubai Tie Up A Long Time In The Making
- Intra-DXB-DWC Challenges
- Fleet Changes: No Narrowbodies For Emirates, No Widebodies For flydubai
Finally, Emirates and sister airline flydubai are getting together in a way that not only bolsters the business opportunities for both airlines, but it’ll make it that much more harder for competitors to respond.
Air Arabia will feel the biggest punch since it has no full-service airline partner to feed traffic into Sharjah. Emirates and flydubai will face obstacles of their own in the short-to-medium term.
Most notably due to passenger transfers between Dubai International and Al-Maktoum International / Dubai World Central airports.
Once flydubai and Emirates are settled together in their new home at Dubai World Central, they’ll be able to dominate proceedings throughout the GCC region. However, the possibility of pushback or threats to their expansion if traffic rights are curtailed or not granted could mean diffulties too.
But do not rule out deeper integration between these two industry heavyweights either.
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