THROUGHOUT HISTORY, THE FORTUNES OF NATIONS have been linked to access to trade and control of trade routes, with prosperity not always going to the strongest but to the most flexible. In the 21st century with globalizationand open skiesin full swing, airlines in the Persian Gulf region are not only financially strong but flexible and because of their geographic location they can offer passengers and freight forwarders the fastest routings between Southeast Asian and European city-pairs. Led ...

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