“Emirates’ strategy is aggressive,” says Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, the chief executive of Air France, who complains that Emirates is siphoning off passengers from Europe’s traditional hubs. “Europe is at the center of the global aviation world. It’s the result of aviation history.”
Great article on the wild success and growth of Emirates Airlines. The European carriers sound a little off their game… seeking their government’s involvement to help fight off Emirates. If the market is telling you what airline they want to fly, and it isn’t yours, getting the government to intervene isn’t a very fair way to win back market share. See what your competitors are doing right and do it better. Serve the customer… the traveling public.