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Emirates and Garuda sign codeshare memorandum

Emirates and Garuda Indonesia have signed a memorandum of understanding on codeshare covering both carriers, and opportunities to cooperate on each other’s frequent flyer programs. This makes Emirates the second United Arab Emirates-based carrier Garuda is codesharing...

Emirates ends 32 years of profit with urgent need for cash

Emirates ended its fiscal year 2019-2020 with a Group profit of AED 1.7 billion ($0.5 billion), but unless a miracle happens this has been the 32nd and last consecutive year in profit for the Dubai-based airline group. Emirates has been hit hard by the impact of...

Sir Tim Clark: “We’re not here indefinitely”

It’s a major change of the guards that’s about to happen at Emirates in June 2020 when Sir Tim Clark is to relinquish his position as President of the successful Middle East airline. On December 24, Emirates chairman and chief executive Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al...

Dubai Air Show Day 4: Emirates orders 787-9 and reduces 777X-committments

On Day 4 of the Dubai Air Show, Emirates presented the result of the second part of its fleet-rethink. The airline has reduced its orders on the Boeing 777X and placed a firm order for 30 787-9s instead worth $8.8 billion. The Emirates-party let the media wait for...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...

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