Munir Majid, chairman of Malaysian Airlines, stated that Emirates had become a formidable competitor and finding ways to compete was difficult. “Emirates is a formidable airline now, with probably the largest model fleet with pretty high standards and very expensive network. They also have a very good hub, which is Dubai,” Munir Majid was reported to have said in the sidelines of an economic forum in Dubai. Emirates aggressive stance on product quality, fleet size and pricing, meant competing was hard for competitors such as Malaysian Air who did not have a strong balance sheet. That said, he also stated

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