Airline relationships with each other have gone through an extensive period of maturation during the past 40 years, most dramatically in the international arena. The industry has transitioned from a close-knit association of thinly spread operators legally coordinating commercial activities in a sanctioned cartel, self-regulating fares and service levels to provide maximum benefits for both airline and passenger-or so they claimed-to today's system of alliances battling on a global stage increasingly open to free-market competition.
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark is trying to persuade Airbus to launch a re-engined A380, pledging to place an order for at least 60 A380neo aircraft if the manufacturer were to move forward with the program in the next six months....More
American Airlines president Scott Kirby said a “huge silver lining” of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit opposing the American-US Airways merger was that it brought executives from the two carriers together to battle “a common foe.”...More
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark, who has been an integral part of the Dubai-based carrier’s executive management since its 1985 launch, hinted that there will be a time in the not-too-distant future when he will give up the reigns of the fast-growing airline....More