Articles tagged “emirates air”

Emirates Is Spending $15.1 Billion on Boeing Airplanes

Emirates Is Spending $15.1 Billion on Boeing Airplanes

Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

By making this kind of move, Emirates is putting pressure on Airbus to commit to its A380 jumbo jet.

1 month ago

Emirates Upgrades First-Class Suites While Competitors Downplay Such Luxury

Emirates Upgrades First-Class Suites While Competitors Downplay Such Luxury

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

While others are downplaying luxury at the front of the plane and are cramming in more seats, Emirates is investing in first class and claims the demand hasn't waned.

1 month ago

Emirates Profits Rise After Cost Cuts and Laptop Ban Reversal

Emirates Profits Rise After Cost Cuts and Laptop Ban Reversal

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Even well-funded Emirates isn't immune to the headwinds that are making life more challenging for airlines in the Middle East. The cost-cutting measures that it has already taken have helped turn things around this year.

1 month ago

American Airlines Believes It Doesn’t Need Over-the-Top Luxury to Compete With Gulf Carriers

American Airlines Believes It Doesn’t Need Over-the-Top Luxury to Compete With Gulf Carriers

Brian Sumers, Skift

We're not surprised American Airlines is not interested in blinged-out first and business class cabins. But we're still slightly puzzled at the U.S. carriers' anger toward the Gulf airlines. Yes, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar receive government assistance, but so do a lot of airlines.

2 months ago

Emirates Deepens Relationship With Discount Carrier FlyDubai as Profits Tumble

Emirates Deepens Relationship With Discount Carrier FlyDubai as Profits Tumble

Associated Press

This is a smart move that probably should have come earlier. Emirates doesn't have any planes smaller than a Boeing 777, so it makes sense for the airline to put some of its passengers on FlyDubai, which flies the much-smaller Boeing 737.

2 months ago

Emirates Considers Adding Budget Economy Section to Lure Frugal Flyers

Emirates Considers Adding Budget Economy Section to Lure Frugal Flyers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Consumer groups may criticize Clark for even considering adding a "budget economy" section on the Airbus A380. But a sizable segment of passengers continue to demonstrate they want only one thing — cheap fares. Why shouldn't Emirates create a cabin that will allow it to compete for these customers?

3 months ago

Emirates Is Not Ready to Commit to More Airbus Super Jumbos

Emirates Is Not Ready to Commit to More Airbus Super Jumbos

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Emirates doesn't want to be stuck with low-value planes but it's also seeing an uptick in demand and may have less wiggle room to keep stalling its Airbus order.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months ago