Articles tagged “emirates airlines”

Emirates Slows Its International Route Expansion

Emirates Slows Its International Route Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Emirates has reduced its schedule partly because of a planned closure of a runway at Dubai International airport next spring. But it also aims to be more cost-efficient in managing its network.

4 months ago

Emirates Says No Plans to Invest in South African Airways

Emirates Says No Plans to Invest in South African Airways

John Bowker and Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

The Abu Dhabi-based Emirates said it had no plans to take any equity share in South African Airways or any other airline as it pursues cost-conscious discipline. It was one of the last likely buyers for state-owned SAA, which has not turned a profit since 2011.

6 months ago

Emirates Plans Will Add Premium Economy Seats to Match Rivals

Emirates Plans Will Add Premium Economy Seats to Match Rivals

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Dubai’s Emirates Airline profits for its financial year ending in March more than doubled to $762 million, and the carrier ferried a record number of passengers. Adding premium economy seats may help sustain the momentum.

8 months ago

Emirates to Face Pilot and Crew Shortages This Summer

Emirates to Face Pilot and Crew Shortages This Summer

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

To be clear, Emirates isn't unusual here. The entire airline industry is forecast to need more than 25,000 new pilots a year for the next couple of decades to keep up with demand and a workforce that is retiring. One way to address the shortfall would be to (cough, cough) pay pilots more.

9 months ago

Why Airbus Lost Its Super Jumbo Deal With Emirates

Why Airbus Lost Its Super Jumbo Deal With Emirates

Benedikt Kammel and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Airbus's setback with Emirates makes for compelling gossip. But it shouldn't overshadow the manufacturer having secured a $50 billion deal last week for 430 single-aisle aircraft. 

1 year ago

AirAsia CEO Supports Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Dispute

AirAsia CEO Supports Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Dispute

Dan Peltier, Skift

The low-cost, long-haul model will come to Asia, says AirAsia's Tony Fernandes, if customers are willing to pay for it. Fernandes isn't shy about saying he's jealous about some of the moves Norwegian Air has made.

2 years ago

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The U.S. laptop ban affects both Gulf carriers. But Emirates is driven more by commercial considerations than Qatar, and it has less desire to absorb the pain of flying half-empty planes merely to stake out a position.

2 years ago

Emirates President Insists Laptop Ban Will Not Crater Its U.S. Strategy

Emirates President Insists Laptop Ban Will Not Crater Its U.S. Strategy

Adam Schreck, Associated Press

Tim Clark, president of the Dubai government-owned airline, says the cuts to the number of flights to the U.S. is temporary. He's wearing a brave face, as U.S. airlines will lobby hard to further hobble the company's growth.

2 years ago

6 Things To Watch at Middle Eastern Carriers as They Cut Services

6 Things To Watch at Middle Eastern Carriers as They Cut Services

Colin Nagy, Skift

One of the last bastions of true hospitality in the air is going through some belt tightening.

2 years ago

Emirates Exec Says He Turned Down Air France-KLM CEO Job

Emirates Exec Says He Turned Down Air France-KLM CEO Job

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The groups likely needs a Willie Walsh type. Too bad there are very few Willies out there.

3 years ago

The New Entrants in the Competitive Long-Haul Airline Race

The New Entrants in the Competitive Long-Haul Airline Race

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

When it's not strategic, the long-haul race is all about ego. When it's done right it builds loyalty among a dedicated set of flyers.

3 years ago

EU Transport Chief Wants to Level the Playing Field With Gulf Carriers

EU Transport Chief Wants to Level the Playing Field With Gulf Carriers

Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg

European carriers are facing a bigger challenge from the Gulf airlines than their U.S. counterparts while they also grapple with massive labor conflicts and an air traffic control system that's in shambles.

3 years ago