Emirates Airlines, nearing the end of what it believes will be its most profitable year ever, thinks it would be affected only mildly and briefly by a war in Iraq. During the Persian Gulf war in 1991, Emirates didn't cancel a single flight. This year it probably would have to shut down some service within the Mideast region for a while, according to Managing Director Maurice Flanagan. But he added that it still would expect a situation similar to 1991, when as the only airline that ...

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