While oil-rich emirs subsidizing global air traffic might seem harmless, or even advantageous, their actions have serious consequences.USA Today, 22 March 2015
Learn more about the subsidized Gulf carriers:
Emirates, the national airline of Dubai, has collected subsidies from their government for years. Learn the different ways they have collected subsidies from the United Arab Emirates.
Etihad Airways is the state-owned airline of Abu Dhabi. Take a guess, how much do you think they have received in subsidized support from their government??
Qatar Airways never had to depend on profits to keep their airline in business. When funds are running low, they can depend on a check from their government. Who else is going to buy all of those A350s?