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Emirates, Flydubai, deny violating bilateral air services pact with India

Dubai-based airlines Emirates and Flydubai have denied accusations of violating the terms of their bilateral air services with India and flying in more passengers. Just recently, reports have surfaced of India’s Civil Aviation Ministry conducting a probe into accusations made by Jet Airways against the aforementioned carriers and their alleged violations of seat allocations under the Air Services Agreement. However, the two carriers issued separate statements claiming their innocence. “Emirates …

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Emirates Battered by Trump Travel Ban

By Nicolas Parasie DUBAI—Emirates Airline said profit plunged in its just-ended fiscal year, slammed by a series of headwinds from weak business travel to a drop in bookings to the U.S. related to recent Trump administration travel directives. Emirates said the turbulence will force it to withhold dividend payments to its Dubai government-controlled owner for the first time in more than 20 years—a sharp turnaround for an airline that has grown …

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Georgia officials lobby for Trump administration to take action on Gulf-based carriers

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and other state officials have lobbied for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to act on the long-standing row between U.S. carriers and Middle East airlines. Deal penned a letter and sent it to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Transportation Secretary Elain Chao last month and asked them to “take action” and enforce Open Skies agreements, which govern competition between airlines from different …

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AirAsia Group CEO supports Gulf carriers in Open Skies debate

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes offered his support to Emirates and emphasized that Gulf carriers should be allowed to flourish from Open Skies agreements, and not be hindered by protectionist measures. Speaking to Emirates Group President of Group Services Gary Chapman at the World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Bangkok, Fernandes admitted being a fan of Open Skies and said that his own airlines was set to fly …

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Emirates extends Memorandum of Understanding with Mauritius and Seychelles

Emirates has renewed its global marketing agreements with Mauritius and Seychelles by extending its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the respective tourism boards of the two island nations. Emirates began operations to Mauritius back in September of 2022 with three weekly flights. More than a decade later, a daily 1380 flight was launched and not long after, a double-daily service was introduced in October 2014, following strong demand for Emirates’ …

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Emirates President says flight cuts to United States are temporary

Emirates President Tim Clark has called his company’s decision to cut flights to the United States by 20%, temporary and emphasized that they had no plans of withdrawing operations from the world’s largest aviation market. Last week, Emirates announced that they were slashing 25 of the 126 weekly flights into the U.S. from Dubai starting next month, due to stiffer security measures imposed by the American government, and attempts to …

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US airlines critiques Emirates plans to scale back flights to US

The Partnership for Open and Fair Skies — the lobbying organization that speaks on behalf of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines —  has called Emirates’ claims of being a profit-oriented enterprise as “laughable.” This developed after the Guf-based airline announced that they would scale back their flights to the United States because of shallow demand. In a statement, the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies accused the …

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Emirates to get more creative in helping passengers work around electronics ban

Emirates is seeking creative ways to soften the effects of the United States-implemented ban on electronics aboard airplane cabins. The Dubai-based airline – considered to be the world’s biggest long-haul carrier –  is contemplating offering its passengers loaner laptops in a bid to look for creative ways to work around the ban if it remains in place for the long term. Emirates President Tim Clark said they could provide government-approved …

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US airlines pen letter urging US President Trump to take action over Gulf airlines

The Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, an alliance between the United States’ top airlines and unions, has sent an open letter to US President Donald Trump in a renewed effort to get action taken against the alleged trade violations made by Gulf-based airline carriers. The letter has since gained traction, getting published in prominent dailies New York Post and New York Times, with critical claims that the quick rise …

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Emirates rejects allegations made by European competitors

Emirates have rebuked claims by Lufthansa and Air France-KLM that unfair practices by the Gulf-based airline carriers forced them to cancel flights to Asia. CEOs from both the French and German carriers penned a letter to the European Union to act over what they allege to be practices that are harming their own business. The correspondence that was sent to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, claimed that Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, …

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