Articles tagged “emirates air”

Emirates Blames Higher Oil Prices for Profit Spiral

Emirates Blames Higher Oil Prices for Profit Spiral

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

It's been a tough year for Emirates as it has attempted to rebalance its network in favor of more profitable routes — a situation rising oil prices didn't help.

2 weeks ago

Emirates Rethinks Routes Without a Superjumbo in Its Future Fleet

Emirates Rethinks Routes Without a Superjumbo in Its Future Fleet

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Without the A380, Emirates is forced to mull its strategy. Lots of aviation folks are watching closely.

4 weeks ago

Emirates to Reduce Flights by 25 Percent Due to Runway Repairs at Dubai Airport

Emirates to Reduce Flights by 25 Percent Due to Runway Repairs at Dubai Airport

Arif Sharif, Bloomberg

The crossroads of the United States, Europe and Asia — namely Dubai — will be a little less crowded while a runway at Dubai International Airport gets revamped. It will be back, but Emirates will have to cope with the lack of runway real estate.

1 month ago

Emirates: The Media Company That Happens to Fly Jets Too

Emirates: The Media Company That Happens to Fly Jets Too

Colin Nagy, Skift

When you dig into how much it invests in its in-flight entertainment, Emirates is actually a flying media company. Its investment is hugely passenger-centric, but advertisers certainly don't mind reaching a highly qualified audience.

2 months ago

Pilot Shortage Threatens to Stifle Asia’s Tourism Boom

Pilot Shortage Threatens to Stifle Asia’s Tourism Boom

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Asian airlines are scrambling to build academies to train new pilots. But tourism economies are increasingly being hurt by the dearth of pilots. The industry needs to come together with better solutions to solve this looming labor crisis.

3 months ago

Airbus to Cease Production of World’s Largest Passenger Plane

Airbus to Cease Production of World’s Largest Passenger Plane

Benedikt Kammel and Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

The end has been in the cards for a while but Airbus is finally pulling the plug on the A380. It seems like the era of the double-decker jet is over.

3 months ago

One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Bigger-is-better has been the mantra of Emirates when it came to jets. But the reality is that it may have to bid farewell to the A380s based on economics. Speaking of, cancelling its Airbus order will have ripple effects up and down the aviation economic spectrum.

4 months ago

Emirates May Spurn Airbus With a Big Order for Boeing’s Newest Jet

Emirates May Spurn Airbus With a Big Order for Boeing’s Newest Jet

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin Katz and Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Emirates seems open to taking nearly any widebody jet from Boeing or Airbus except one — the double decker Airbus A380. The Boeing 777X would fit nicely with Emirates' existing fleet, but who knows if the carrier is serious about making an order.

4 months ago

Etihad Cancels Aircraft Order as Part of Cost Overhaul

Etihad Cancels Aircraft Order as Part of Cost Overhaul

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Cutting costs can only get you so far. Is Etihad really a viable independent business or would it be be better suited partnering with Dubai-based Emirates?

5 months ago

Airbus Scrambles to Deliver 800 Jets in 2018

Airbus Scrambles to Deliver 800 Jets in 2018

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Tick-tock. Tick-tock. The race is on for Airbus to meet a year-end goal of delivering 800 jetliners. But Boeing still looks like it will deliver more. But who knows? Three days and counting.

5 months ago

Dubai’s Airport Welcomes 1 Billionth Passenger

Dubai’s Airport Welcomes 1 Billionth Passenger

Lisa Fleisher, Bloomberg

Think there's been some growth recently in Dubai? The city's airport handled 500 million passengers in its first 50 years, through 2011. It only took it seven years to double that number.

5 months ago

Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France’s Best Football Team

Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France’s Best Football Team

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Emirates doesn't always sponsor the best team – hello Arsenal – but it does focus on the ones with the fan base in the right demographic. The PSG split is more about politics than marketing smarts.

7 months ago