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777X Delays Save Emirates A380 Fleet

777X Delays Save Emirates A380 Fleet

Boeing’s continuing delays in the 777X programme mean that Emirates will have to keep its A380 fleet around for longer. But is this a problem? Emirates is the biggest user of the Airbus A380. The airline has 117 of the aircraft in its fleet, with more due for...
Emirates To Staff: Get Vaccine Or Pay For Tests

Emirates To Staff: Get Vaccine Or Pay For Tests

Emirates in Dubai tells its staff that if they don’t get one of the free COVID-19 vaccines on offer, they will need to pay for tests regularly, to work. We have seen airlines with different attitudes towards vaccination. Disagreements often come with regard to the...
Cargo-In-Cabin Flights – 155 Reconfigured Aircraft In 2020

Cargo-In-Cabin Flights – 155 Reconfigured Aircraft In 2020

Airlines removed seats from a total of 155 airliners in 2020, to perform cargo-in-cabin flights. But were they enough to make up lost capacity? The figures come from Cirium’s Airline Insight Review 2020. Obviously not all 155 aircraft operated at once. The peak time...
Emirates – Boeing 777X Expected In 2023 “Or Even Later”

Emirates – Boeing 777X Expected In 2023 “Or Even Later”

Emirates believes that Boeing may not be ready to hand over its first 777X to Emirates and other airlines before 2023, if not later. The original plan called for the first deliveries to happen in 2020. Boeing still hopes to certify the 777X in 2022, with deliveries to...
777X – Emirates Will Have To Be Patient

777X – Emirates Will Have To Be Patient

Abu Dhabi-based Emirates doesn’t have a firm date for when to expect delivery of its massive Boeing 777X order. The airline wants it, but the Airbus A350 and the 787 Dreamliner are both the picture, too. And eventually, these new giants will replace Emirates’ equally...