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Emirates Announces High-Level Leadership Changes

Emirates president, Sir Tim Clark, announced he will be stepping down from the Dubai-based carrier in June 2020. The executive will remain as an external advisor for the airline. Clark has served Emirates for more than thirty years, joining as the head of route planning in 1985 and then moving his way up the ranks as he became a key personality in establishing and positioning the Emirates brand as people know it today.  The British executive has been leading Emirates…

Amid 737 MAX Crisis, Boeing Board Boots CEO Dennis Muilenburg

Boeing announced that, effective immediately, Dennis Muilenburg is no longer the company's CEO. In a brief statement issued Monday morning, the builder said that the Board of Directors "decided that a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the Company moving forward as it works to repair relationships…

Virgin Atlantic Unveils Airbus A350 Cabin Interior

Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a new cabin that will be onboard incoming Airbus A350-1000s, with the first due to arrive this summer. Business class, or Upper Class, will have a lie-flat bed facing towards the window in a 1-2-1 configuration. The seats will be 20 inches wide and stretch to a length…

Cathay Pacific Announces Layoffs in Hong Kong Following First Financial…

Hong Kong’s largest airline, Cathay Pacific, has announced the elimination of 600 jobs at the company in an effort to battle strong competition in the region and its first financial loss in eight years. While 600 people may be only a fraction of the 33,000 employees at the airline, the…

A Touch of Class: Taking a Look at Hainan Airlines’…

Hainan Airlines made their presence in Manchester back in June 2016 with four times per week services to Beijing using their Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Six months later, the airline and Manchester Airport invited us back to discover their product on a more in-depth basis. On this occasion, the airline sent…

Airline Metrics: Available Seat Kilometers

Ashwin Jadhav, a member of our AirlineGeeks team, will begin a new series this week highlighting some of the important metrics that airlines monitor on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis to improve performance. From a passenger’s perspective, this series will provide an excellent insight on how these…