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Emirates announced as official airline of the New York Philharmonic

Emirates is expanding its cultural sponsorship portfolio and announced today that it has signed a new multi-year sponsorship deal as the Official Airline of the New York Philharmonic. The contract begins June 2016 and will last for a period of three years. The sponsorship includes ticket and hospitality experiences at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and the New York Philharmonic Concerts...

Emirates repays two bonds in full totalling more than USD $1.1 billion

Emirates Airline announced today that it has repaid a bullet bond in full for the value of USD $1 billion (AED 3.673 billion) on its maturity date of 8 June 2016. The USD $1 billion bullet bond was raised in 2011 to address Emirates’ working capital requirements. Emirates will also be repaying a bond totalling SGD 150 million later this month, which was ori...

IBM Signs US$300 Million Services Agreement with Emirates Airline

IBM  announced that it has signed a ten-year technology services agreement with Emirates Airline worth approximately US$300 million. IBM will provide IT Infrastructure delivered as a service, allowing the airline to improve efficiency on its passenger support systems and functions. The agreement provides fully managed services for the IBM mainframe and storage that...

Emirates gives up on upgraded Airbus A380

Emirates, the largest operator of Airbus’s A380 superjumbo, has all but given up on getting an upgrade of the double-decker with new engines and is instead making a more modest pitch to the planemaker: please don’t drop the programme altogether. “I can’t force Toulouse to do anything," Emirates president Tim Clark told reporters at a briefing in Dublin, referring to...

Emirates needs as many as 500 new pilots this year

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will need to hire as many as 500 new pilots this fiscal year in order to keep up with its expansion plans, a senior company executive said on Tuesday. The recruitment plan comes as Emirates takes delivery of 36 new wide-body aircraft in the 12 months to March 31, 2017. It also plans to launch new routes to Asia and the world’s lon...

Emirates to buy more Airbus A380s even if Neo version is shelved

Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates will buy more of the existing A380 model if Airbus decides not to press ahead with a version with new engines, Emirates president Tim Clark said on Tuesday. Emirates is the A380’s biggest buyer and most vocal supporter within the airline industry of the world’s largest passenger jet. The airline has ordered 142 A380s, of which 77 are now in op...

Emirates launches A380 operations to two new cities in East and West

Emirates has expanded the network of destinations served by its A380 aircraft with the launch of new scheduled A380 services to Taipei and Prague. The A380 service from Dubai to Taipei landed at 16:50 local time and the second A380 service launch today landed in Prague at 13:25 local time. Both aircraft were greeted by traditional water cannon salutes and the VIPs, Emirates executives, media an...

Emirates reveals more details about new 777 business seat

Emirates did make the 2-3-2 business class mistake with its new Boeing 777 seats I was worried about a couple of months ago, but at the Arabian Travel Market the airline revealed a few more interesting details about this seat, which “will make its debut on Emirates’ new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft deliveries starting November 2016″. “The design and shape of this seat is in...