Airbus To Deliver 30 Commercial Aircraft To UAE Airlines In 2015

Etihad Airlines Airbus A380

Aircraft manufacturing firm Airbus is looking to deliver 30 commercial aircraft to three UAE carriers including Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Air Arabia this year, a senior official confirmed. Speaking to official news agency WAM, Marwan Lahoud, chief Strategy and Marketing officer for Airbus Group, said that the UAE is an important market for the […]

Boeing 747 and Airbus A380: Emirates Could Have an Answer for Their Future


Boeing has struggled to sustain the 747 program within a rough market for the jumbo. An anemic number of orders have ground down to virtually zero in the last year. However, in a recent report, an unidentified third party is said to have pitched the 747-8 to Gulf airline Emirates in an effort to infuse […]

Emirates Airlines Chairman Challenges US Airlines To Reclaim Market share

Emirates Airline Airbus A380

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has urged US airlines to improve their services in order to win back the market share lost to Gulf carriers in recent years. Sheikh Ahmed’s statement follows a report prepared by American carriers, which showed that their combined share of bookings declined since 2008, losing out to […]

Emirates Airlines, The World’s Largest Airline Has The Largest Wide-body Jet Fleet


Following two consecutive years of record deliveries and capacity increases, 2014 saw Emirates adding 27 aircraft – 13 Airbus A380s, 12 Boeing 777-300ERs two Boeing 777 freighters – to its fleet. These included its 50th A380 and its 100th 777-300ER aircraft, strengthening Emirates’ position as the world’s largest operator of both the A380 and 777. […]

Emirates Embraces Airbus A380 for U.S. Destinations

Emirates Airline Airbus A380

On Dec. 1, Emirates began utilizing the superjumbo Airbus A380 for a daily service to and from the United Arab Emirates to the west coast, reports Gulf Business. Operations began with Flight EK225 departing Dubai and landed in San Francisco, then EK226 departing San Francisco for Dubai the same day. Two days later, Houston joined […]

Best Airlines for International Flights

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350

World’s Best long-haul airlines Winner: Singapore Airlines Runners up: Emirates & Virgin Atlantic Singapore Airlines, which operates the hugely popular Airbus A380 superjumbo from Singapore’s Changi International airport (many people’s favourite hub) has been voted favourite long-haul airline by Telegraph readers for the third year in a row. Singapore Airlines was the first to fly […]

Emirates Prepares for Triple A380 Flight Launch

Emirates Airbus A380

On 1 December, the Dubai-based carrier will commence A380 services to San Francisco, followed by the launch of flights to Milan on 2 December. A new A380 service to Houston on 3 December will round off the quick-fire expansion. With these three new routes, Emirates’ A380 network will grow to 33 destinations. “Emirates now has […]

Emirates hopes for talks with Airbus on A350 in next few months

British Airways Airbus A350

Dubai’s Emirates hopes to talk to plane maker Airbus in the next few months over possibly buying A350 planes after it unexpectedly cancelled an order for 70 in June, the airline’s president Tim Clark said on Thursday. The cancellation of the wide-body planes was a blow for Airbus and Clark acknowledged he was not “flavour […]

Gulf carriers’ business model sustainable for decades: Boeing

Qatar Airways Boeing 787

The Gulf airlines, predominantly Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have played off their geographical location to establish themselves as some of the most influential airlines in the world. “The business model is obviously successful today; the UAE have essentially become the Hong Kong of this century,” McNerney said in Abu Dhabi. Hong Kong, utilising […]

Boeing CEO Says Gulf-Carrier Hub Model Will Survive for Decades


Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said the long-haul hub model that’s helped Gulf airlines become some of the biggest in the world will persist for years, forcing rival carriers to develop new strategies. “Given the technology I see available, which is the size and range of airplanes, I think that this business model […]