Articles tagged “emirates air”

An Executive’s Retirement Signals the End of a Golden Era at Emirates

An Executive’s Retirement Signals the End of a Golden Era at Emirates

Brian Sumers, Skift

As he retires, Tim Clark will be celebrated as an aviation visionary. He deserves all the credit. But Emirates is slowly losing many of its competitive advantages.

2 months ago

Time for Airlines to Get Tough (Real Tough) on Boeing

Time for Airlines to Get Tough (Real Tough) on Boeing

Brian Sumers, Skift

The text messages between Boeing test pilots that came out recently may not be a smoking gun, but they don't look good. How will airlines respond? Let's hope with some backbone.

4 months ago

Emirates Warns of Fare Increases Due to Tariff Dispute

Emirates Warns of Fare Increases Due to Tariff Dispute

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

If tariffs go up, airlines can't always absorb them and customers end up paying more. In this case, we might eventually see the two sides come to an agreement but with President Trump in the White House, anything is possible.

4 months ago

Inside the Invitation-Only Airline Lounges for the 1 Percent

Inside the Invitation-Only Airline Lounges for the 1 Percent

Chris Chamberlin, Bloomberg

Forget a free breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi — the world's most exclusive airline lounges are a cut above what even the most frequent commercial flyer is used to.

5 months ago

Virgin Atlantic CEO Predicts Airline’s Issue With Rolls-Royce Engines Is Almost Over

Virgin Atlantic CEO Predicts Airline’s Issue With Rolls-Royce Engines Is Almost Over

Brian Sumers, Skift

Earlier this week Emirates President Tim Clark blasted two engine manufacturers for producing shoddy products. Virgin Atlantic has had more than its share of problems with Rolls-Royce engines, but the airline's CEO said the situation is improving. Finally.

5 months ago

EasyJet CEO Calls Out Legacy Rivals in Battle Over Airline Emissions

EasyJet CEO Calls Out Legacy Rivals in Battle Over Airline Emissions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The growth of low-cost carriers has helped make travel more accessible but it has come at an environmental cost. Airlines like EasyJet are hoping that electric technology will one day act as a savior, but it's hard to imagine battery-powered commercial jets ever flying across the Atlantic.

5 months ago

Emirates President Slams Airbus and Boeing for Lack of Reliability

Emirates President Slams Airbus and Boeing for Lack of Reliability

Brian Sumers, Skift

Emirates President Tim Clark clearly had an agenda on Wednesday speaking with the media. He said he is tired of reliability challenges with new airplanes, and he wants suppliers to get their act together — quickly. Somebody had to say it.

6 months ago

Airlines Don’t Hire Enough Female Pilots: New Study

Airlines Don’t Hire Enough Female Pilots: New Study

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

On a relative basis, U.S. carriers have more female pilots than airlines in many other regions. But even in the United States, it's still not enough. Elsewhere, including in the Middle East and Russia, airlines have extremely few female pilots, according to new data. That must change.

6 months ago

Singapore Airlines Picks a Tough Fight With Emirates in India

Singapore Airlines Picks a Tough Fight With Emirates in India

Manish Modi and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

With no domestic market at home, and stiff competition from low-cost carriers in Southeast Asia, Singapore Airlines has no choice but to face epic battles elsewhere, such as fighting Emirates seen as a 'flag carrier' in India, for a share of that market.

6 months ago

Marriott and Emirates Are Latest to Launch Hotel-Airline Loyalty Partnership

Marriott and Emirates Are Latest to Launch Hotel-Airline Loyalty Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

It's now possible to earn bonus points and other perks as an elite Marriott Rewards member flying on Emirates and vice versa. Sure, Emirates may not fly to every destination on the planet, but free points are free points.

7 months ago

Basic Business Class Fares Set Landmines for Frequent Flyers

Basic Business Class Fares Set Landmines for Frequent Flyers

Grant Martin, Skift

A new series of unbundled business class fares coming to market pushes many frequent flyer benefits to the side. For those religious about loyalty programs, the fares are worth avoiding.

8 months ago

Emirates Is First Major Airline to Launch Basic Business Class Fare

Emirates Is First Major Airline to Launch Basic Business Class Fare

Colin Nagy, Skift

Emirates has fired the first salvo in the unbundling of business class fares. Now you can buy just the seat, with none of the other trimmings that travelers are used to with top-tier carriers. It's a pragmatic strategy, one that gives more choice to travelers. The tension will now be maintaining that great luxury brand halo and still letting the premium cabins do the marketing hard yards for the carrier.

8 months ago