26-Nov-2009 11:13 AM

Emirates raising German business class fares "under protest"

Emirates has now agreed to increase fares on selected routes from Germany, “under protest”, following a request from the German Federal Office for Goods and Transport (Zawya/Dow Jones, 25-Nov-2009). The carrier was directed to raise the price of Business class fares by up to 20% on sectors including Frankfurt-Johannesburg and Hamburg-Singapore, as the bilateral air services agreement between the UAE and Germany does not permit the UAE carrier’s price leadership.