Articles tagged “emirates air”

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.

3 weeks 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?

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted Except for an Isolated Qatar Airways

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted Except for an Isolated Qatar Airways

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Was this ban even necessary and is the Trump administration going to play politics with Qatar Airways on behalf of new best friend Saudi Arabia? Meanwhile, some of the Gulf and other Mideast carriers may still see an impact from the Muslim ban.

4 months ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Fading as Turkish and Emirates Airlines Expect Exemptions

U.S. Laptop Ban Fading as Turkish and Emirates Airlines Expect Exemptions

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Certain Middle Eastern airlines are now getting relief from the U.S. laptop ban although it's unclear what the more rigorous security measures are that were put into place and whether the UK will follow suit and lift its own ban.

4 months ago

Facial Recognition Scanners at Emirates Airline to Speed Passenger Processing

Facial Recognition Scanners at Emirates Airline to Speed Passenger Processing

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Numerous U.S. and European airlines have been testing facial recognition and biometric technologies to speed passengers through airports. Emirates' Dubai hub is busier than ever and the airline realizes that it, too, has to embrace these new technologies.

4 months ago

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Notably missing from this list are any of the U.S. legacy carriers. Just saying.

6 months ago