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How will Covid damage the Super-connectors? — May 2020

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Covid-19 tends to target those with underlying problems so the over-expanded connecting networks of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar are particularly susceptible to the coronavirus.

The Middle East Super-connectors essentially link 100 different countries by funnelling traffic flows through their terminals at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha, a logistically superb system but potentially a super-spreader for disease. The operators are faced with the challenge of carrying 200-plus nationalities on each long-haul flight and complying with the relevant national health and safety regulations of each of the nationalities.


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