UAE carriers challenge Canada ruling

Emirates Airline is fighting attempts by the Canadian government to limit both its and Etihad’s access to the country, Gulf News has reported. Under Canada’s “open skies” policy, foreign carriers are supposed to be actively encouraged to begin services to Canadian destinations. The UAE-based airlines however, are currently limited to a combined six flights a […]

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Canada wants to keep Emirates out of the Canadian market

As federal cabinet ministers boast about opening Canadian skies to foreign airlines, transport officials have been quietly undermining plans by one of the world’s biggest airlines to expand service to Toronto, documents obtained by the Star show. In private briefings, Transport Canada officials have gone on the offensive against Emirates Airlines’ request for greater access […]

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Singapore Airlines Tops Satisfaction Ranking

TOKYO (Nikkei)–Singapore Airlines won top honors in a Japanese customer satisfaction ranking for the second straight year, taking the No. 1 spot in five out of six categories, according to data released by Recruit Co. The only category in which the Southeast Asian airline did not receive the best score was entertainment, in which it […]

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Canadian restrictions on Emirates “complete and utter nonsense”

Following the restrictions imposed on Emirates flights to Canada, the carrier’s president has lashed out saying its “complete and utter nonsense”. Reuters reported that Canada placed restrictions on Emirates earlier this week, limiting it to only three weekly flights to the whole country. The restrictions were fuelled by the Air Canada Pilots Association who believed […]

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Three Gulf Airlines Plan Narita Services

DUBAI (Nikkei)–Three airlines based in Persian Gulf nations will start regular services to and from Narita International Airport as early as next spring, it was learned Monday. Japan has just concluded state-level negotiations that will pave the way for the services to the major travel hub near Tokyo, to be offered by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad […]

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Gulf airlines challenge Lufthansa

In these challenging economic times will the traditional established carriers return to their old ways of thinking to justify the defense of their historical market positions? From a report in today’s Travel Daily Asia this may be the case in Germany. Market barriers may not be falling as fast in today’s world, but ultimately, it […]

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