Cabin crew of Qantas at an airport in Perth, Australia. Agence France-Presse
Qantas Airways will cut its international capacity by nearly 25% over the next six months and delay an order for Airbus A350 planes as part of sweeping changes in response to a coronavirus-led plunge in passenger demand.
Australia’s Qantas Airways picked Airbus over Boeing as the preferred supplier for jets capable of the world’s longest commercial flights from Sydney to London, dealing the US planemaker its latest setback this year.
Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific announced on Wednesday that it will buy budget airline HK Express for US$628.15 million, as it moves to counter competition from the increasing number of low-cost carriers in the region.
Lufthansa reported an operating loss of 336 million euros ($380 million) for the first quarter of the year, hurt by rising fuel costs and overcapacity in Europe, sending its shares down 5 per cent in pre-market trade. Germany’s biggest airline said late on Monday
Sharjah Asset Management (SAM), the investment arm of the Sharjah government, has announced the launch of a new company through its partnership with the largest engineering consulting firm in Malaysia (CHSS).
The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) on Sunday announced that it is reopening its Trading Floor and Customer Affairs counters for investors as of Tuesday, July 7, 2020, with the strict implementation of precautionary measures for the safety of clients and employees.
Dubai’s ease of doing business is expected to improve further following the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s announcement that it is cooperating with the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) to connect the digital services of both organisations.
India’s major automobile players reported a sequential uptrend in June, as the rate of sales de-growth decelerated. According to analysts, two-wheelers and tractors off-take on a sequential basis in June showed narrowing of the de-growth rate.