etihad © Giovanni Gagliardi
© Giovanni Gagliardi

Adding more fuel to the fire of speculation that Emirates and Etihad will merge – something denied by both carriers, presently – comes an article looking at what that will mean for cargo. Logistics Middle East points out that a merger would create the world’s largest carrier, in pure freight traffic terms – although FedEx would be set to take the top spot eventually. It predicts there would “definitely be some rationalisation”, but the biggest challenge would be merging hubs.

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