Emirates President Slams Airbus and Boeing for Lack of Reliability

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Emirates President Tim Clark said Wednesday he wants aircraft and engine manufacturers to make more reliable products. Bloomberg

Skift Take: Emirates President Tim Clark clearly had an agenda on Wednesday speaking with the media. He said he is tired of reliability challenges with new airplanes, and he wants suppliers to get their act together — quickly. Somebody had to say it.

— Brian Sumers

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Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From Air France-KLM Partnership

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A Kenya Airways bag tag. The carrier wants a better deal from its partnership with Air France-KLM. AMISOM Public Information / Flickr

Skift Take: The airline’s current partnership clearly isn’t working. Air France-KLM seems receptive to changing the existing terms, giving Kenya Airways the opportunity to seek out deals with other carriers.

— Patrick Whyte

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Eastern Europe’s Tricky Balance on Avoiding Overtourism

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Tartini Square in Slovenia’s Mediterranean region Barbara Kožar / Slovenian Tourism Board

Skift Take: The days of seeing overtourism as “a nice problem to have” are over. While they are still intent on building thriving tourism economies, some Eastern Europe tourism officials are also learning from the mistakes of their western neighbors.

— Rosie Spinks

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