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  • U.S. to chart new territory in Gulf airline subsidy review Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:34 PM ET

    No international trade rules or precedent by the United States exists for addressing airline subsidy claims, presenting a challenge for the administration as it determines how to proceed, a person familiar with the matter said. These issues do not fall under World Trade Organization rules but rather under bilateral "Open Skies" agreements that authorize...

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- The Obama administration has asked U.S. airlines for more information on their claims that Gulf carriers have received market-distorting subsidies, marking its first written response to U.S. airlines' lobbying effort, Reuters has learned. Leaders in the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure have recently called on...

  • BERLIN, March 5- Emirates has had extensive discussions with Airbus about the production of a revamped version of the A380 super jumbo with more efficient engines, the airline's president said on Thursday. Its first 90 A380 aircraft are supplied with engines from Engine Alliance, a joint venture between General Electric and Pratt& Whitney.

  • Dubai's Emirates says adds $7.6 bln to EU GDP Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    DUBAI, March 3- Dubai's flagship airline Emirates contributes 6.8 billion euros to the European Union economy, it said on Tuesday, in an apparent response to criticism from rivals that government subsidies give Gulf carriers an unfair advantage. Emirates first flew to Europe in 1987 and since then has grown to 350 passenger flights a week from Europe, its...

  • Feb 26- A push by three U.S. airlines to curb competition from Gulf state carriers has exposed divisions over free trade with other powerful U.S. aviation players including Boeing Co and FedEx Corp, potentially complicating the airlines' campaign for Obama administration support. Delta Air Lines Inc, United and American Airlines have asked the White House to...

  • PARIS, Feb 25- The head of Dubai's Emirates has hit back at U.S. airlines in an increasingly bitter subsidy spat and urged Washington to block their calls to renegotiate Open Skies agreements. He was responding to allegations of trade-distorting Gulf subsidies made by the three largest U.S. airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines.

  • Feb 10- U.S. airlines have lost at least five percentage points of their share of flight bookings from the United States to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia since 2008, due to fierce competition from Gulf carriers, according to data seen by Reuters. The report says the combined share of bookings between the United States and the Indian subcontinent...

  • Feb 5- Chief executives of the three largest U.S. airlines said they want the U.S. government to modify or terminate air treaties with two Persian Gulf nations, the Wall Street Journal reported. In a joint interview, the CEOs of American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and Delta Air Lines Inc said subsidies and government policies for three...

  • Every January, Dubai is decked out in lights, banners and roadside ornaments heralding the event. Dubai, one of seven federal states in the United Arab Emirates, has far smaller oil reserves than the capital Abu Dhabi, and its economy relies heavily on retail, tourism and international trade. Russian travel operators in Dubai reported a sharp drop in the number of...

  • Dec 11- The head of Dubai- based airline Emirates has reacted angrily to a suggestion by Airbus that it might stop making its A380 superjumbo airliner, telling Reuters it could double its investment if the planemaker agreed to upgrade the A380 instead. Tim Clark, president of Emirates, said he had protested to Airbus after its finance director aired the...

  • PARIS, Dec 11- The head of Dubai's Emirates issued a furious reaction to a public suggestion by Airbus that it might discontinue the A380 superjumbo and told Reuters it was ready to invest massively in an upgraded version if the planemaker went ahead with it. Tim Clark, president of Emirates airline, said he had protested to Airbus after its finance director aired...

  • DUBAI, Nov 19- New aircraft and fresh routes will help Dubai's flagship carrier Emirates grow profit by no less than eight to ten percent in coming months, its president said on Wednesday. "We will continue to grow at a percentage which is never going to be less than about 8-10 percent, and that's a conservative figure," Tim Clark said on the sidelines of an aviation...

  • Airlines mine customer data in marketing drive Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    "The airlines know so much more about individual customers, it's such an exciting opportunity," Michael O'Leary, the chief executive of low-cost carrier Ryanair, said at a travel conference in Berlin. Lufthansa, meanwhile, is investing in an innovation hub in Berlin. He said Ryanair wanted to use information it has on how often people travel, where to and who with, to...

  • DUBAI, Nov 12- The impact of the Ebola outbreak, regional conflict and an uncertain global economic outlook will remain a drag on the airline industry, Dubai's flagship carrier Emirates said on Wednesday after reporting higher first-half net profit. The world's fourth-largest carrier of international passengers posted a profit of 1.9 billion dirhams for...

  • *Airbus seen aiming for' A380neo' debut 2022-23. BERLIN/ PARIS, Oct 23- The case for developing new engines for a sales-boosting upgrade to Airbus's A380 passenger jet has been called into question by a partner in one of the planemaker's engine suppliers. A lean sales patch has increased pressure on Airbus to bow to the demands of its biggest customer- Dubai's...

  • DUBAI, Oct 2- The president of Emirates airlines said on Thursday that demand for flights to Africa from Asia has fallen due to concerns over the Ebola virus. "There are indications that demand in the east is coming off a little bit because of the perception that Ebola is Africa- wide," Sir Tim Clark told an Africa- focused investment event in Dubai.