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That’s the salient point, BTMEEditor.

While particularly in the UK and elsewhere, lack of capacity at hubs has maintained the dominance of legacy carriers, there will be much more capacity in Dubai; this does open the way to LCCs, and when Emirates massive A380 order is at full strength, one wonders if they will be able to compete, or will start dumping seats especially if demand drops during a future global downturn, destabilising global aviation.

It’s the elephant in the room for international aviation, and something which could usefully be explored further in a BT article, with some research on the “tipping point”.

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