Sunday, February 28, 2016

Gulf airlines in a price war as they compete for market share

Dubai: Travellers in the UAE are reaping the benefits from a price war among the major Gulf airlines who are fighting for regional market share.

The airlines are increasingly competing head-to-head on many Middle Eastern routes with their hubs only a short distance from each other. The falling oil price has helped cut fares with fuel often the single largest operating cost of carriers worldwide.

Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have launched promotions this year that has seen the average fare on some Middle East routes from the Emirates drop by more than 10 per cent.
27/02/16 Gulf News
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