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Emirates has contributed US$21.3 billion to the US economy

A study conducted by the Campbell-Hill Aviation Group has shown that Emirates has contributed heavily to the economy of the United States, having supported more than 104,000 American jobs and contributed US$21.3 billion in revenue, including US$10.5 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and US$6.4 billion of labor income in 2015. The said research was led by the Campbell-Hill Aviation Group, a well-known economic consulting firm to airlines, …

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Emirates and Turkish Airlines say laptop ban has been lifted on flights to US

Emirates and Turkish Airlines have announced that the United States has lifted the ban on laptops and other similarly sized personal electronic devices on flights to the United States from Dubai and Istanbul. Three days ago, the ban was lifted on Etihad Airways’ flights to the US from Abu Dhabi. Not long after, an Emirates spokeswoman said that the ban on US flights from Dubai International – considered to be …

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Emirates, Etihad, to cooperate with US to implement new security measures

Emirates and Etihad Airways have indicated that they would cooperate with the United States officials in the application of new security instructions that could potentially pave the way for an end to the current laptop ban. The new measures would see the US government imposing new demands for heightened security of flights to America from other nations in a focused bid to stop the threat of bombs being concealed in …

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Emirates President optimistic that a solution for controversial laptop ban be found

Emirates Airline President Tim Clark expressed his optimism that a solution for the United States-mandated ban on large personal electronic devices inside the cabin on flights from Middle Eastern airports to the US, be found. Clark reported that the ban on PEDs larger than smartphones from 10 airports, including Emirates’ home base of Dubai “had not been well-received” in the emirate, which took huge pride on its demanding secondary search …

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Research says Gulf carriers brought in $7.8B worth of tourist spending to the US

Gulf carriers have brought in nearly $8 billion worth of tourist spending, according to data that was released by the United States Travel Association. A study involving the 14 cities that are currently being served by the Middle Eastern carriers have shown that last year, Gulf airlines brought nearly 1.7 million additional visitors to the US. These visitors in turn, spent a total of almost $7.8 billion during those trips. …

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Emirates receives nod from Sri Lanka to increase flight frequencies

Emirates has been given the green light by the Sri Lankan government to raise its flight frequencies between Dubai and Colombo, to seven, effective on July 28. The new flights would start on a temporary operating permit basis on condition that Sri Lankan Airlines be allowed a second, daily flight to Dubai, said sources. This decision came to be after drawn-out talks at a recent Cabinet Committee on Economic Management …

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China slaps Emirates with sanctions over “unsafe operations”

China’s Civil Aviation Authority has slapped a fine on Emirates and prohibited the Dubai-based carrier from adding new destinations and aircrafts for six months after two incidents of what it described as “unsafe operations.” The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) chided Emirates for an April 17 incident, which saw an aircraft fly at the wrong height, and then, another on May 18, wherein an aircraft temporarily lost contact with …

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How Qatar’s diplomatic crisis will affect air travel

In a stunning move, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and shut off their airspace and seaports to Qatari vessels and planes. The diplomatic rift has caused incredible havoc with airlines in the region, with prominent long-haul carriers such as Doha-based Qatar Airways and Dubai’s Emirates suspending flights. As a result, passengers have been left stranded in different airports in the …

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Emirates lashes out at Lufthansa’s “contradictory behavior”

Emirates has unleashed scathing remarks against Lufthansa after the German airline partnered with Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways. In what they described as “contradictory behavior”, Emirates used an editorial piece on its public affairs journal, Open Skies, to decry German national carrier’s significant shift in stance. Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan signed a comprehensive partnership with Lufthansa, which includes codesharing, catering, as well as aircraft maintenance. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr …

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US airlines workers call on Trump for action on Middle East carriers’ unfair subsidies

Pilots and flight attendants from various airlines stormed Capitol Hill to have their voice be heard in their complaint that Gulf carriers are using subsidies from their home countries to tilt the table in their favor especially on lucrative international routes. And their call for President Donald Trump to take action leaned on the same populist pitch that fueled the Republican’s rise. “President Trump has made it clear that stopping …

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