Articles tagged “emirates air”

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.

7 days 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks 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?

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months ago