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First retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service

The first Emirates A380 to be completely refurbished under the airline’s US$ 2 billion retrofit program has been deployed today on the Dubai-London Heathrow service, operating as EK003. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline commented: “Customers will notice the difference the moment they step onboard – the spacious A380 will look and feel even more impressive and comfort...

Emirates reaffirms its industry-leading safety

Emirates has completed its latest IATA Operational Safety Audit with zero findings – the equivalent of a perfect score, and a rare occurrence in the industry given the complexity of airline operations. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline commented: “Safety is one of Emirates’ core values, and since day one, we’ve continually invested to ensure that o...

Emirates invests over US $ 350 million in next-generation inflight entertainment systems for new A350 fleet

As part of its continued drive to ensure customers ‘fly better’, Emirates has selected the new Thales’ AVANT Up system for its incoming fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, scheduled for delivery in 2024. The airline’s investment of over US$ 350 million will see its 50-strong fleet of A350s equipped with next-generation inflight entertainment solutions that offer a memorable...

Emirates launches Humanitarian Airbridge to Pakistan

Emirates SkyCargo sets up an airbridge between Dubai and Pakistan to offer cargo capacity free of charge on flights to transport relief aid to people grappling with the damage caused by the devastating floods. Cargo capacity on all Emirates’ passenger flights to Pakistan will be available to organisations based at the world’s largest humanitarian hub, International Humanitarian City...

Etihad pilot makes history as UAE first female Emirati Captain in commercial aviation

Etihad Airways celebrated Captain Aisha Al Mansoori who has become the UAE’s first female Emirati Captain in a commercial airline. This is a significant milestone for aviation within the UAE and part of Etihad’s efforts to expand the roles of women in aviation, in particular the pilot community. The command upgrade ceremony took place at Etihad's Crew Briefing Centre in the pr...

Emirates reintroduces direct A380 services to Auckland & Kuala Lumpur from December

As travellers kick-start the search for their next holiday, Emirates is announcing that it will restore its non-stop A380 services to and from Auckland and Kuala Lumpur, starting from 1 December. The airline currently operates to both cities with a linked Boeing 777-300ER service, which makes a stop in Kuala Lumpur before continuing on to Auckland. The start of A380 flights will see both cities...

Emirates undertakes largest known fleet retrofit project

Emirates has kick-started its plans to upgrade the entire interior cabins of 120 Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft – two of the largest commercial aircraft types in service today.This ambitious project, representing a multi-billion dollar investment to ensure Emirates’ customers “fly better” for the coming years, officially commences in November and is managed entirely by...

Emirates flagship A380 to return to Perth’s skies from 1 December

From 1 December, Emirates will reintroduce its flagship A380 to Perth as part of the airline’s ramp up of services to Australia. The upgauge will increase Emirates’ seating capacity between its hub Dubai and Perth, with close to 500 seats available on each flight. EK420 from Dubai will depart at 02:45, arriving in Perth at 17:20 the same day while EK421 flight will depart from...