Articles tagged “emirates air”

Pilot Error Is Now Focus of Probe Into 2016 Emirates Plane Crash

Pilot Error Is Now Focus of Probe Into 2016 Emirates Plane Crash

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

Transparency isn't usually in play from UAE aviation authorities. It took them more than a year to disclose a higher injury count from the crash and they declined to answer questions from the Associated Press. Still, Emirates has an enviable safety record overall.

2 weeks ago

Are Aviation’s Global Hubs in Persian Gulf Losing Their Strategic Advantage?

Are Aviation’s Global Hubs in Persian Gulf Losing Their Strategic Advantage?

David Fickling, Bloomberg

The issue is whether the decline in the performance of Persian Gulf carriers is irreversible or an aberration stemming from laptop bans and Saudi-led boycotts. It's difficult to see how these airports' geographic advantages just melt away.

3 weeks ago

Emirates Gets Closer to Sister Airline FlyDubai

Emirates Gets Closer to Sister Airline FlyDubai

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

FlyDubai has been flying for eight years and It's amazing to think that it has taken this long for the government of Dubai to decide that it might be beneficial to feed passengers to Emirates.

1 month ago

Pro-Open Skies Group Tries to Reach Trump Where it Matters — on Cable TV

Pro-Open Skies Group Tries to Reach Trump Where it Matters — on Cable TV

Brian Sumers, Skift

Here's a prediction. The Trump administration may do little on the Open Skies debate. Yes, U.S. airlines probably suffer because of the agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. But plenty of other U.S. interests take advantage of the same agreements to make money.

1 month ago

Emirates Is Laying Off Employees as Airline Seeks Efficiencies

Emirates Is Laying Off Employees as Airline Seeks Efficiencies

Deena Kamel Yousef, Matthew Martin and Arif Sharif, Bloomberg

Emirates, the largest long-haul airline on the planet, is trimming its workforce a tad in response to headwinds in its business.

1 month ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted Except for an Isolated Qatar Airways

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted Except for an Isolated Qatar Airways

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Was this ban even necessary and is the Trump administration going to play politics with Qatar Airways on behalf of new best friend Saudi Arabia? Meanwhile, some of the Gulf and other Mideast carriers may still see an impact from the Muslim ban.

2 months ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Fading as Turkish and Emirates Airlines Expect Exemptions

U.S. Laptop Ban Fading as Turkish and Emirates Airlines Expect Exemptions

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Certain Middle Eastern airlines are now getting relief from the U.S. laptop ban although it's unclear what the more rigorous security measures are that were put into place and whether the UK will follow suit and lift its own ban.

2 months ago

Facial Recognition Scanners at Emirates Airline to Speed Passenger Processing

Facial Recognition Scanners at Emirates Airline to Speed Passenger Processing

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Numerous U.S. and European airlines have been testing facial recognition and biometric technologies to speed passengers through airports. Emirates' Dubai hub is busier than ever and the airline realizes that it, too, has to embrace these new technologies.

2 months ago

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Notably missing from this list are any of the U.S. legacy carriers. Just saying.

4 months ago

United Ends Cooperation Agreements With 5 Middle East Airlines

United Ends Cooperation Agreements With 5 Middle East Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

Some of the airlines covered here come as a surprise, but it makes sense that United no longer wants to play nice with Qatar Airways and Emirates Airline. The good news? The changes won't affect many travelers.

4 months ago

Emirates CEO Still Perplexed at U.S. Laptop Ban

Emirates CEO Still Perplexed at U.S. Laptop Ban

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

The CEOs of Emirates and Qatar airlines are suddenly being very diplomatic in their assessments of the U.S. laptop ban that's impacting their airlines to some degree. In this protectionist climate these days, we suspect they might offer a very different view in private.

4 months 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.

4 months ago