Articles tagged “emirates air”

Emirates’ Deal to Save the Airbus Superjumbo Program Hits a Snag

Emirates’ Deal to Save the Airbus Superjumbo Program Hits a Snag

Benjamin Katz and Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

It's probably time to let the Airbus A380 die. It's an impressive machine, and a decade ago, it showed so much promise. But it turned out the world — or most of the world — didn't need a giant, double-decker aircraft with four engines.

1 week ago

5 Ways an Emirates-Etihad Merger Would Transform the Airline Industry

5 Ways an Emirates-Etihad Merger Would Transform the Airline Industry

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Etihad and Emirates are publicly denying a merger is in the works, but companies are rarely transparent about such negotiations in the moment. This story lays out the possible implications of a deal.

3 weeks ago

Emirates Looks to Become World’s Largest Airline With Potential Takeover of Etihad

Emirates Looks to Become World’s Largest Airline With Potential Takeover of Etihad

Brian Sumers, Skift

An Emirates-Etihad merger makes a lot of sense. Emirates may not be as strong as it once was, but it's still a well-run global airline that strikes fear into established competitors. Eithad, however, is in rough shape. It could use a makeover.

4 weeks ago

Emirates President Warns of Mini Financial Crisis Within Three Years

Emirates President Warns of Mini Financial Crisis Within Three Years

Layan Odeh and Kamlesh Bhuckory , Bloomberg

What Emirates President Tim Clark is saying isn't revolutionary. There will be a reset in the global economy, and airlines likely will suffer. Some may even go out business. We just don't know when the economic shock will come.

4 weeks ago

Why Emirates Waited So Long to Add Premium Economy

Why Emirates Waited So Long to Add Premium Economy

Brian Sumers, Skift

No matter what Emirates President Tim Clark says, the airline probably wishes it had moved faster to add premium economy. Most airlines say it has been selling well, as customers are flush with more disposable income. Of course, if and when a recession hits, passengers will stop spending on these perks.

1 month ago

Emirates May Resume U.S. Growth as Business Recovers From Trump Policies

Emirates May Resume U.S. Growth as Business Recovers From Trump Policies

Brian Sumers, Skift

Folks in Pittsburgh would probably love a nonstop flight to Dubai. But will they get it? It seems unlikely, even if Emirates CEO Tim Clark said the airline would consider flights from smaller U.S. cities.

1 month ago

Emirates and Etihad In Deal Talks With South African Airways

Emirates and Etihad In Deal Talks With South African Airways

Felix Njini, Bloomberg

South African Airways desperately needs an equity partner. Of the two UAE airlines, Emirates would appear to have an edge.

3 months ago

London Stansted Vies for Long-Haul Routes as Heathrow Runs Out of Room

London Stansted Vies for Long-Haul Routes as Heathrow Runs Out of Room

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Many of the world's largest airlines are adding capacity despite recent increases in fuel prices. Major airports like London Heathrow are just about at capacity, so it makes sense carriers are looking at alternates, like London Stansted. Of course, if there's a recession, these likely will be the first routes to go.

4 months ago

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

Tom Lowry, Skift

Startups are about ideas, some good and some bad. Skift has put together a list of some of the top travel startups, which we think have some pretty good ideas — far-ranging business models that will help anyone in corporate travel understand the future.

4 months ago

Emirates President Won’t Rule Out More U.S.-Europe Nonstop Flights

Emirates President Won’t Rule Out More U.S.-Europe Nonstop Flights

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's funny. Fifth Freedom flights — those are routes where an airline flies from a place other than its home country — account for roughly 1 percent of Emirates' capacity, according to the airline's president. And Emirates has only two such routes to the United States. But it's a hot topic among airline insiders, and it doesn't sound like that will change.

4 months ago

American Not Ready to Resume Commercial Ties With Etihad and Qatar Airways

American Not Ready to Resume Commercial Ties With Etihad and Qatar Airways

Brian Sumers, Skift

Journalists grilled American Airlines CEO Doug Parker on Sunday about world affairs. It was unusual, considering he usually answers questions about capacity, or the passenger experience. But airlines are global businesses that rely on free trade agreements and deals negotiated by diplomats. Recent protectionist moves by some governments may not bode well for airlines.

4 months ago

U.S. and United Arab Emirates Reach Deal to Solve Open Skies Spat

U.S. and United Arab Emirates Reach Deal to Solve Open Skies Spat

Brian Sumers, Skift

The big three Gulf carriers are still very important, but because of a variety of reasons, they're no longer as scary as they were a few years ago. Still, this is good news for U.S. airlines.

5 months ago