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But when asked if he’s an admirer, he responds: “Oh yes, absolutely.” Stranger still, he sees plenty of similarities between the carriers. “It’s another good example of a destabiliser, a disruptor on the market. Ryanair are a scale airline, a profitable airline. They have defied logic: it’s all about putting on the aircraft, keeping the costs down and keeping profitable through the cycle and that could be said of Emirates as well, we’re just in a different customer segment.”

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But are three routes sustainable out of Dublin? “It’s hard to say. Certainly when a new carrier enters a market they tend to grow the market but this market is very well served.

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