Emirates, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been recognised for its outstanding ground transport services with awards in multiple categories. The awards were given to the airline during the recent RoSPA Awards, which were held for the first time in Dubai. The only airline to have achieved commendations three years in a row, the Emirates team took gold awards in three main categories: Fleet Safety Award,... Read More
One of the leading global airlines' Emirates is doing its part to contribute towards environment conservation as it supports the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in its effort to protect the unique environment of the region. The UAE based carrier has recently revealed how it supports the conservation reserve which is working towards restoring and preserving the fragile desert ecosystems. Lets’ take a look. What is DDRC and Role of Emirates... Read More
Delay in Delivery of Boeing 777X Irks Emirates, May Cancel the Order if Delivery Extends Beyond 2023
The Gulf carrier Emirates may cancel the order for Boeing 777X passenger aircraft if they are not delivered at least by 2023, airline’s President Tim Clark reportedly told an aviation publication. Boeing 777X passenger aircraft was initially announced for delivery in April 2020 and is beyond the schedule for two years. “Honestly, if it goes beyond 2023, and it goes on for another year, we probably cancel the program. What... Read More
Gulf carrier Emirates has added a second daily service between Gatwick and Dubai, which will depart the south London airport every evening at 20.25. The airline resumed daily flights from Gatwick in December 2021 and said that the UK’s bookings from Gatwick airport have doubled in 2022. While Emirates uses its A380 superjumbo aircraft on the Dubai-Gatwick route, the newly announced second service will be operated by Emirates’s B777 aircraft.... Read More
Emirates has started first-class services on the Dubai-Thiruvananthapuram route from February 6, 2022, making it the first airline to offer first-class services to the said destination. First-class services would imply superior products, comfortable amenities and services on-ground and on-air, among other premium facilities. “This is the newest addition in the passenger amenity improvement efforts of Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Limited,” a statement from the Adani Group said. The first passengers of... Read More
Emirates resumed passenger services between Dubai and five African countries starting from January 29. Key services restored are to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Dar El Salaam, Tanzania; Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; and three South African countries Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Emirates Dubai – South Africa Flights Flights between Dubai and South Africa are operated as daily flights to and from Johannesburg, effective January 29, and Emirates will offer double daily... Read More
Emirates, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become the first international airline in Thiruvananthapuram to offer First Class services to passengers. The airline is all set to introduce its First Class service in Thiruvananthapuram from February 3, 2022. Emirates will be using its wide-body Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-cabin configuration – offering 8 seats in First Class, 42 in Business Class and 185 spacious seats... Read More
Emirates SkyCargo has been named ‘Safe Global Airline Partner’ for the year 2021. For the unaware, SkyCargo is the cargo business of Emirates, flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The airline has been excellent when it comes to the transportation of sensitive pharmaceutical shipments by SkyCell, a globally leading manufacturer of specialised containers for the transportation of sensitive pharmaceuticals by air. According to the SkyCell’s global shipment data... Read More
In a bizarre incident, two India-bound Emirates flights at Dubai airport that were scheduled for the take-off in a gap of five minutes entered a near-collision situation. After rejecting the take-off immediately, the air traffic controller managed to avert the accident, saving hundreds of lives on board. The flights involved in the incident were Emirates EK-524 from Dubai-Hyderabad and Emirates EK-568 from Dubai-Bengaluru. Both flights are jets. A person aware... Read More
An Emirates Boeing 777-300, flying from Dubai to Washington Dulles, rotated for take-off past the end of the runway while accelerating just at the end of the runway end safety area. The flight landed in Washington without any further landing incident. The flight EK-231 made its return trip to Dubai and was grounded in Dubai for four days. According to The Aviation Herald, the aircraft sustained some damage in the... Read More
Emirates has loaded its flights full of treats for everyone this Christmas season. The airline has integrated Christmas menus, amenities, gifts, festive movies and music playlists for passengers flying on December 24 and 25. The festive offerings are served in-flight as well as in the lounge while on the ground. In terms of meals, there are aplenty to grab, from lemon and herb king prawns, turkey bacon, paprika potatoes, and... Read More
According to the recent reports, the UAE based airlines Emirates and Etihad Airways can soon initiate flights to Colombia. The information has been provided by Aeronáutica Civil which is a Colombian civil aviation authority. It is speculated that the airline could begin a good number of flights between the routes and the possibility of daily flights exist as well once the routes prove to be successful. Relationship Between Colombia and... Read More
As a special holiday offer, Emirates has announced it will operate double daily flights to Seychelles from December 24, 2021, until January 09, 2022. Two days – December 29 and 30 -- are excluded from the schedule. Emirates already operates a daily flight to Seychelles using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The second daily service is expected to boost tourism to the island nation, which is famous for its winter holidays.... Read More
According to Emirates Airline President Tim Clark, the emergence of Omicron during the peak travel season of December could cause "significant traumas" for the global aviation sector. The upcoming weeks will prove critical for the industry as the scientists are assessing the risks and prevention. "I would say probably by the end of December. We'll have a much clearer position," Clark said. "But in that time, December is a significant... Read More
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