Articles tagged “emirates air”

Qantas Sells Catering Division to Focus on Premium Long-Haul Business

Qantas Sells Catering Division to Focus on Premium Long-Haul Business

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Qantas continues its history of selling off non-core assets to finance its lounges and new ultra-long-haul routes. Given the high costs of its new strategy, the savings from outsourcing its catering operation will come in handy.

1 week ago

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Finally, in-flight Wi-Fi is becoming faster and more available across the board. Go ahead and add the "best Wi-Fi" option to your budget of extra fees on top of the plane ticket.

3 months ago

British Airways Could Buy Several More Superjumbo Jets from Airbus

British Airways Could Buy Several More Superjumbo Jets from Airbus

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Do you also have whiplash? Earlier this week, a senior Airbus executive said the manufacturer may have to kill the A380 program because of a lack of sales. But soon after, Airbus said it sold at least 20 to Emirates. Now comes word British Airways may want more. Perhaps the end is not near for the superjumbo.

3 months ago

Emirates Offers the A380 a Lifeline With New Order

Emirates Offers the A380 a Lifeline With New Order

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The A380 isn't dead yet but it will need someone other than Emirates to show an interest if it is going to survive in the long run.

3 months ago

Airbus Sold 705 Planes in 2 Weeks But Jumbos Are a Tough Proposition

Airbus Sold 705 Planes in 2 Weeks But Jumbos Are a Tough Proposition

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Both Airbus and Boeing have experienced troubles in selling their largest wide-body planes, but Boeing has managed the issue more efficiently.

4 months ago

Emirates Puts London’s Third-Largest Airport on the Map

Emirates Puts London’s Third-Largest Airport on the Map

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Getting Emirates is a big win for Stansted. Plenty of people think the airport could take some of the strain from Heathrow and Gatwick so we'll have to watch to see if any other major long-haul carriers follow suit.

4 months ago

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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

6 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.

7 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?

7 months ago