Despite recent speculation, Arab airline executives dismissed the notion that consolidation of the region’s air transport sector is on the horizon. “If you know Arab thinking, then you know there will no consolidation even if there are economic benefits [to it],” Middle East Airlines (MEA) chairman and DG Mohammed Al-Hout told delegates at the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) AGM in Cairo. “I do not see consolidation in the next five ...

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