Emirates, the biggest international airline by passenger traffic, will idle 10 percent of its fleet for almost three months, crimping sales, as runway repairs curtail capacity at its Dubai International hub.
Emirates is setting up a contest between Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc and a partnership of General Electric Co. and Pratt & Whitney for the contract to power 50 Airbus SAS A380s to eke better performance out of the engines.
Emirates, the biggest international airline, said it will combat a profit squeeze from higher fuel costs by slashing fares to fill its 500-seat Airbus A380s, heightening competition for Air France-KLM and British Airways.
Emirates, the biggest international airline, will add flights to Seattle and Dallas in a revival of plans to establish a major route network to the world’s largest economy that it shelved after the 2001 terror attacks.
Emirates, the biggest international airline, said it’s studying plans to become the first completely global carrier by picking up people in Asia and flying them over the Pacific using the world’s largest roster of wide-body jets.