Emirates reported a 75 percent fall in first-half profit as it was buffeted by tough competition, currency moves and damper demand
Emirates is expecting the next couple of years to remain tough as economies flat line and business confidence stays low, its president said on Friday.
"All this affects demand for travel, so in 2017 and 2018 I see more of the same," Tim Clark told journalists at a briefing in Berlin.
Emirates reported a 75 percent fall in first-half profit as it was buffeted by tough competition, currency moves and damper demand.
"What I see across the network as I go through the high demand period for Christmas and New Year, is that bookings are very strong, but yield has been a challenge to all of us," he said.
When asked about the election of Donald Trump as US president, Clark said he hoped pragmatism would prevail and that he was more concerned by political events in Europe, with upcoming votes in Italy, Germany, France.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.