Tag: Gulf carriers

Boeing in Talks with Gulf Carriers about 797 Model

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airplane manufacturer Boeing is in talks with Gulf carriers and other Middle Eastern airlines about potentially selling them a new aircraft model that caters to demand for mid-range planes. The new aircraft, the so-called Boeing 797, is still at the concept stage, with Boeing yet to decide on whether it will launch productions. But the […]

Gulf Carriers Aviation Outlook 2018: Year for Strategic Recalibration

Reading Time: 1 minute Middle East aviation is eager to look past 2017, disturbed by travel and laptop bans, and then the airspace blockade against Qatar Airways and its home country, all along with the continuing campaign by some US airlines against Gulf carriers. Despite the unpleasantries, 2017 set in motion strategic developments likely to unfurl during 2018. Emirates […]

Emirates Chief Sees ‘Value’ in Working Closer with Etihad

Reading Time: 1 minute The head of Emirates reportedly said on Wednesday that he sees “value” in working more closely with UAE-based rival Etihad Airways. President Tim Clark was quoted as saying by Reuters that he is open to cooperation with Etihad on areas including procurement, but he added that a full merger was “unlikely”. “I think there is […]

Middle East Airlines To Spread Wings Again As Laptop Ban Ends

Reading Time: 4 minutes Middle East carriers displayed an eight-year low drop in demand over the course of May, partially because of the ban on carry-on electronic items on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in the region, according to the latest global passenger traffic figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). According to the […]

United CEO on Gulf Carriers: ‘Those Airlines Aren’t Airlines’

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has staked out a hardline position on alleged Gulf airline subsidies, warning of a “huge uproar from Americans” when the full scope of the issue becomes widely known and US jobs are potentially lost. Speaking March 2 at the US Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit in Washington DC, Munoz made […]