While claiming he did not want to make yet another controversial comment, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker did just that at the IATA AGM this week when he said there is no need for consolidation among Persian Gulf airlines because the majority will "just disappear." He added, "There will be two dominant carriers" in the region. "You can guess which ones," he said, presumably referring to his own and Emirates. Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan remained unfazed ...

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