In this interview Richard Quest from CNN interviews the CEO of Delta Airlines, Richard Anderson. Richard and Richard are discussing the Open Skies Agreement and government subsidies.
Richard Quest states the argument that Delta has had their hands in the bailout trough. Richard Anderson starts off denying it as categorically false and then goes into more detail below. Watch the video and the particular points in the discussion which starts around 5:00 minutes.
“Great irony to have the United Arab Emirates from the Arabian Peninsula talk about that given the fact that our industry was really shocked by the terrorism of 9/11, which came from terrorists from the Arabian Peninsula that caused us to go through a massive restructuring”
Did he just compare the United Arab Emirates “in the Arabian Peninsula” to the terrorism of 9/11? Is that fair?
What do you think? Were Richard Anderson’s Comments Insensitive?
Hat Tip: Delta Points