EMIRATES AIRLINE CUTS FLIGHTS TO US
Emrites Airlines, The world's Bigeest carrier by international Traffic, is cutting flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles following Electronic Bans and Visa Restrictions.Gulf carrier Emirates announced the reduction in flights , saying demand to the US had fallen by about one third since the imposition of the ban.
Emrites President Tim Clark said that this is not a permanent arrangement and he sees this as a paradigm shift.Clark declined to detail how much of a financial hit the Dubai government-backed carrier has taken over the past three months, but he described the fall-off in passenger demand as "significant".
The carrier will halve its services from Dubai to Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles, reducing flights from twice a day to daily from June, and cut services to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale from seven a week to five from May.
Emirates and its fellow Gulf carriers Etihad and Qatar Airways remain the subject of an ‘unfair competition’ complaint to Washington by US carriers United, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines.The US carriers allege the Gulf airlines benefited from state subsidies. The Gulf carriers vigorously reject the allegations, and the US government has yet to respond.