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  • DUBAI, March 30- Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways are lending some passengers laptop computers and tablets to use on board following the U.S. ban on most electronics devices from being taken into the cabin on United States- bound flights. On March 25 the U.S. authorities banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from being taken into cabins on direct...

  • DUBAI, March 30- Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways are lending some passengers laptop computers and tablets to use on their flights following the new U.S. ban on allowing passengers' to take their own devices into the cabin on flights to the United States. Qatar Airways said on Thursday complimentary laptops would be available to business class passengers...

  • DUBAI, March 23- A ban on most carry-on electronics on flights to the United States will not significantly affect passenger numbers at Dubai International, where flights depart to 12 U.S. cities daily, the airport's chief executive said on Thursday. Dubai International, the world's busiest international airport, is targeting 89 million passengers this year.

  • The UAE is home to Emirates, which flies more passengers long haul than any other airline, as well as rapidly expanding Etihad Airways and low cost carriers flydubai and Air Arabia. "The UAE carriers will have a year that is probably below 2016," Alexandre de Juniac, director general and chief executive of the International Air Transport Association, told...

  • ABU DHABI, March 14- Airline industry group IATA said it remains concerned about protectionist rhetoric from the United States and other governments, but also sees the new U.S. administration's plans to invest in infrastructure as positive for the industry. He described the meeting to reporters as "positive," but said that IATA was also "heavily concerned" about...

  • BERLIN, March 9- Emirates, the world's largest long-haul airline, is stripping out costs from its business as it adapts to weaker markets and a stronger dollar and the rise of low-cost long-haul rivals, the carrier's president said on Thursday. Changing economic conditions are forcing state-backed Gulf airlines, who have moved into many foreign markets from...

  • DUBAI, Jan 23- Emirates' announcement on Monday that it would start flying to the United States with a stop for passengers in Greece sparked a strong reaction from a lobby group representing U.S. competitors who accused it of competing unfairly through state subsidies. Emirates was "flagrantly violating" the air services agreement that allows it to fly to the...

  • Dubai- based Emirates already operates four daily flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, including one with a stop off in Milan. "We look forward to briefing President-elect Donald Trump and his new administration on the massive, unfair subsidies that the UAE and Qatar give to their state-owned Gulf carriers," said Jill Zuckman, chief...

  • Dubai- based Emirates already operates four daily flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, with a stop off in Milan. "We look forward to briefing President-elect Donald Trump and his new administration on the massive, unfair subsidies that the UAE and Qatar give to their state-owned Gulf carriers," said Jill Zuckman, chief spokesperson for the...

  • DUBAI, Dec 29- Emirates, the world's biggest long-haul airline, has taken delivery of its first Rolls-Royce engine-powered Airbus A380 superjumbo and has resolved its dispute with the engine maker over a technical issue. The A380 jet arrived in Dubai on Thursday morning, two days after Airbus said it would delay the delivery of 12 A380s to the airline over the...

  • DUBAI, Dec 29- Emirates, the world's biggest long-haul airline, has taken delivery of its first Rolls-Royce engine-powered Airbus A380 superjumbo and has resolved its dispute with the engine maker over a technical issue. The A380 jet arrived in Dubai on Thursday morning, two days after Airbus said it would delay the delivery of 12 A380s to the airline over the...

  • DUBAI, Dec 8- Emirates, the world's biggest long-haul airline, expects to introduce "premium economy" tickets within the next 12 to 18 months, according to its president, Tim Clark. The Dubai- based airline, faced with pressures on margins caused by a strong dollar and tougher competition, has recently added new revenue streams. Emirates reported on Nov. 9 a 75 percent...

  • Emirates President Tim Clark.

    The airline's president rebuffed complaints by some U.S. rivals that the carrier had an unfair competitive advantage.