With oil prices at relatively depressed levels, Airbus will do its best to ensure that jumbo jets hang in there but over the long term more fuel-efficient aircraft should rule the day for sustainability's sake.
Delta, United, and American wanted the U.S. State Department to take unprecedented action against Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways. But the government didn't opt for a brash approach. This may well be the beginning of the end of the complaints.
The Gulf region continues its growth as the world's most well-placed airport hub.
Now it's Europe's turn to bang the drum against unfair competition by the Persian Gulf carriers.
Emirates Airlines is continuing to show healthy profits because Dubai's airport infrastructure growth is rerouting the skies over Europe and Asia.
Gourmet meals for first-class and business-class flyers are nothing new, but these airlines are taking their offerings to new heights in an effort to win over hungry, big-spending, and food-minded flyers.
Flybe wants to keep it simple: No joint ventures wanted, just good, old-fashioned, passenger-boosting codeshares. Management at the European regional carrier have a bitter taste in their mouths after a joint venture gone awry with Finnair.
Now that Dubai International Airport is a global travel hub, flyers will pay the price of future renovation.
Fitting that the country which connecting the world via its canal may now connect Latin America with some of the world's fastest growing markets by air.
If Emirates and Etihad can open new routes from the U.A.E. into Budapest, that potentially creates new opportunities for the carriers to increase direct service between Eastern Europe and America.