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The Biggest Middle Eastern Airline is Cutting Flights to the U.S.

A Boeing 777 owned by the Dubai carrier Emirates. Image via Getty.
Emirates, the biggest Middle Eastern airline, announced Wednesday that they would be reducing flights to the United States.
The reduction is due to a drop in demand caused by President Trump’s executive orders that ban travelers from Muslim-majority countries. Emirates said the reduction will have the most profound affect on five of its twelve U.S. destinations; including Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
The airline called the move “a commercial decision in response to weakened travel demand” since President Trump took office three months ago.
Flights to Boston, Los Angles and Seattle which had two flights a day will be reduced to once a day. Daily flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando will be cut to five per week.

“Over the past three months, we have seen a significant deterioration in the booking profiles on all our US routes, across all travel segments. Emirates has therefore responded as any profit-oriented enterprise would, and we will redeploy capacity to serve demand on other routes on our global network,” Emirates said in a statement.

[Via Time]

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