Asia Pacific Feb 27, 2019

Commercial flights to and from Pakistan, India disrupted as tensions rise

Several airlines, including Emirates and Qatar Airways, suspended flights to Pakistan on Wednesday after the South Asian nation closed its airspace following heightened tensions with neighboring India. Etihad, flydubai, Gulf Air and SriLankan Airlines also suspended services to the country and flight tracking portals showed ...

Airbus to stop making A380, world's largest passenger jet

Business / Corporate Feb 14, 2019

Airbus to stop making A380, world's largest passenger jet

Airbus SE has decided to stop making the A380 double-decker after a dozen years in service, burying a prestige project that won the hearts of passengers and politicians but never the broad support of airlines that instead preferred smaller, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Production of the ...

Business / Corporate Apr 14, 2016

Emirates to acquire two orphaned Skymark superjumbos

Emirates, already the biggest buyer of Airbus Group SE's A380 superjumbo, has agreed to take two extra aircraft originally commissioned by Skymark Airlines Inc., swelling its order tally to 142 of the planes. The initial deal was canceled after the budget carrier fell behind on ...