Will Emirates weather the coronavirus pandemic unscathed, and could a merger with neighbouring Abu Dhabi’s Etihad be on the cards at last? Photo: EPA/Handout

Will Emirates and Etihad merge due to the coronavirus crisis? The UAE’s two rival airlines fly out of cities just 130km apart …

Rumours have long swirled that two of the Middle East’s biggest airlines, Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, might merge – could the global travel slump caused by Covid-19 be the final nail in the coffin?

Topic |   Aviation
Will Emirates weather the coronavirus pandemic unscathed, and could a merger with neighbouring Abu Dhabi’s Etihad be on the cards at last? Photo: EPA/Handout
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