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Flight EK19 declares midair emergency heading to UK from the Emirates

The Emirates flight  left Dubai this afternoon and made it as far as Turkey before diverting to Cyprus. Pilots were forced to divert a plane travelling to the UK after declaring a mid air emergency. The Emirates flight EK19 left Dubai at 2.45pm and made it as far as Turkey before diverting to Cyprus where it landed at Larnaca airport. It is understood that medics were waiting at the...

The non-stop service to Auckland will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft

Emirates announced that it will start its first non-stop service from Dubai to Auckland on 1 March 2016, bringing many of its 38 European destinations and cities within just one-stop range of New Zealand through direct connections in Dubai. The new service will be in addition to the award-winning airline’s existing flights, meaning that Emirates will then have five services daily into New...

Emirates to receive 21 new Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777s worth $14.5bn

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, plans to add 37 new planes to its fleet in the fiscal year beginning April as it expands operations in Asia with new destinations. The airline will receive 21 Airbus A380 superjumbos and 16 Boeing 777s in the year ending March 2017, chief commercial officer Thierry Antinori said on Wednesday in Singapore. The aircraft are worth $14.5 billio...

US storm cancels Emirates flights

Emirates cancelled eight Washington DC and New York flights on Saturday after a massive blizzard and strong winds brought US east coast cities to a standstill. The cancelled flights are EK 203 Dubai to New York JFK, EK 204 New York JFK to Dubai, EK 201 Dubai to New York JFK, EK 202 New York JFK to Dubai, EK 205 Milan, Italy to New York JFK, EK 206 New York JFK to Milan, EK 231 Dubai to Washingt...

Emirates to upgrade its Dubai - Washington D.C. service

Emirates plans to upgrade its Dubai (DXB) - Washington D.C. (IAD) service, with the introduction of its flagship Airbus A380 on the route beginning February 1. Daily Flights to Washington, D.C with the Emirates A380 Replacing the existing Boeing 777-300ER used on this route, the A380 will serve the strong customer demand and restore route capacity following United Airlines’ planned withdr...

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...