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Emirates adds second daily service to Geneva

Emirates has announced the expansion of its operation in Switzerland with the addition of a second daily service to Geneva effective June 1, 2016. The second daily flight will double capacity on the route and represents an overall increase of 26% for Emirates in Switzerland  The new flight will be operated by a state-of-the-art Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, w...

Emirates to add new daily flight from Dubai to Cebu and Clark in Philippines

Emirates is to launch a new daily circular service from Dubai to Cebu and Clark in the Philippines as it looks to strengthen tourism and trade links. The new service, which will feature a Boeing 777-300ER, will start from March 30 and will provide more options for Filipino workers living overseas - of which there are nearly 900,000 living in Dubai. “This new service will help to enhanc...

Star Wars takes flight with Emirates airline

The world is going crazy over the latest Star Wars movie and Emirates airline was quick to join the frenzy with a unique package for passengers. Starting next month, the first six of the Star Wars films will be available on the carrier’s in-flight entertainment system. “With a total run time of over 13 hours, customers could watch all six films at one go on so...

Emirates boosts services to Egypt

Emirates is launching three new weekly flights between Dubai and Cairo, commencing on 1st January 2016. The new service will supplement the current twice daily Boeing 777-300ER flights, taking the total number of flights serving Cairo to 17 each week. The additional flights will boost the number of connection options that Emirates offers to passengers heading into or from Egypt’s capital...

Jeppesen and Emirates team to optimize crew management

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, has teamed with Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, to optimize crew planning operations. Emirates has now fully entered Jeppesen Crew Rostering services into its operations, which was introduced to improve efficiency and lower costs related to crew management functions, while respecting crew preferences. Jeppesen Crew Roste...

Emirates announces three new A380 superjumbo routes for 2016

Emirates said it would deploy its Airbus A380 to more destinations across its network in 2016. The Dubai carrier said Birmingham (BHX), Prague (PRG) and Taipei (TPE) have been added to its list of A380 destinations. It means Emirates is the only airline to operate a scheduled A380 service from each of these destinations. Emirates’ daily Birmingham flight will be up-gauged to an A380 be...

Airbus mulls A380 revamp ‘in cold blood’ as Emirates pushes case

Airbus Group said it’s still pondering whether to upgrade the A380 superjumbo to help end a sales drought, with production rates for the double-decker set to dip below 30 planes this year as output is slowed to help manage a dwindling backlog. Chief executive Tom Enders said that commercial-aircraft head Fabrice Bregier is “working on the business case” for an A380 revamp with...

Emirates to add two more Chinese destinations in 2016

Emirates will start flying to two new cities in China as the Dubai carrier taps rising demand for travel in the world’s most populous country. From May next year, Emirates will start flying four times a week to Yinchuan and Zhengzhou. The airline already flies to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on the mainland. Yinchuan, the capital of Ning xia, is west of the Yellow River and east of...