Emirates considers Atlanta fleet as Delta pulls out


Emirates Airline is considering adding Atlanta to its US destinations, after Delta Air Lines announced it was stopping its Atlanta-Dubai flights in February. The Dubai carrier argued that there was no need for the American airline to drop the route, as it should have been profitable. According to Emirates, the route could have generated AED 36 million ($10 million) a year, or a 7% net margin. It has also added that Delta’s decision was a ‘political move’ to position itself as a victim of GCC carriers. Delta and several other US airlines have accused Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways of benefiting from government subsidies. All three Gulf carriers have repeatedly denied the allegations.

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