His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, said that no date has been set yet for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX to the service. To fly safely into the flydubai fleet.
He added that the airlines affected by the suspension of Boeing 737 planes will be hosted by the Emirates Group Security Department in Dubai yesterday and will be attended by more than 650 experts and 30 speakers from 36 countries in Dubai. Max is currently limiting the compensation it must receive from the manufacturer. Among the affected companies is flydubai, which has 14 aircraft in its fleet.
Tim Clark, president of Emirates, said the airline will announce the first half of the fiscal year in October, saying it will be better than the same period last year, despite the closure of the southern runway. To Dubai International Airport for 45 days for renovation.
Clark ruled out in statements on the sidelines of the seminar that «Boeing» delivery of the first Boeing 777X aircraft as scheduled in June 2020, pointing out that «Emirates» has an agreement to receive 150 aircraft of this model, to support its fleet in the coming years.
He noted that no agreement had been reached with Rolls-Royce on a deal for engines for Airbus A330-new and A350 aircraft. "We look forward to that in the coming months," he said.
He added that the UK is still experiencing very strong growth rates in travel, despite the repercussions of its exit from the European Union. Emirates flies more than 23 flights to and from the UK, including 11 daily flights to London at three stops: Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
He pointed out that «Emirates» will launch the premium economy class on its aircraft in December next year, on the aircraft «A380», pointing out that the expected delay of receipt of the aircraft «777X» contributed to the delay in the launch of this class.
Clark stressed that the airline has no barriers to additional flights to the US market using «Freedom 5», but does not look forward to this during the current period, pointing out that the company focuses primarily on its business model of operating flights between two points, as this model About 98% of the company's total operations.
He pointed out that the demand for flights operated by the airline to America via Europe using the «Freedom Fifth» received a great demand by travelers, and there are a number of requests from airports of European countries to operate additional services to the United States in this context.
He revealed that Emirates will launch a daily service from Dubai to Mexico City International Airport via Barcelona, Spain, starting from the ninth of December.
He stressed that Emirates has plans to deal with any unforeseen events as it seeks to permanently maintain the efficiency of its operations under various circumstances.
The "Fifth Freedom" is one of the unrestricted freedoms within the air transport agreements between countries, and allows airlines to operate outside its main station between two points, with the freedom to download and load passengers and freight to go and return.
The UK's Under Secretary of Transport, Baroness Charlotte Fair, said that our collective efforts and shared capabilities contribute to maintaining and enforcing security standards worldwide, and we look forward to working with our partners to protect and support the global aviation industry.