Dubai’s Emirates mulls extra charges for seat selection, baggage

Dubai-based Emirates airline is looking to boost its ancillary revenues and is taking a serious look at introducing a premium economy class on its planes as it battles falling yields, its president said on Thursday.

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Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline.

Dubai-based Emirates airline is looking to boost its ancillary revenues and is taking a serious look at introducing a premium economy class on its planes as it battles falling yields, its president said on Thursday.

The carrier is considering introducing charges for seat selection and additional baggage charges, Tim Clark told an airlines conference in London.

“We cannot sit back and wait for things to get better,” he said.

Emirates posted record profits for the 2015/16 financial year, with earnings up by 56 percent to $1.6 billion. More info

By Reuters  www.arabianbusiness.com

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