Air wars

22 June 2017 By Andy Critchlow

Buying a stake in the carrier has all the hallmarks of a politically motivated deal. Flexing its financial muscles in the United States sends a defiant message to its enemies circling in the Gulf. But American Airlines also offers commercial value on top of diplomatic leverage.

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