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Jen’s back! Emirates releases new advert with actress for its A380 service

Emirates airline has released a second advertisement for its Airbus A380 service featuring the Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston. The ad, published on Wednesday, was preceded by two teaser trailers. It features Aniston finding a child in her first-class cabin, then walking through the rest of the plane to find the boy’s parents in economy class. The spot was directe...

Emirates A380 starts flights to China and Russia with love

Emirates at the weekend launched two new daily A380 services – Dubai to Guangzhou, China, and Dubai to Moscow, Russia. Flight EK362, which departed Dubai, landed at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport on schedule Saturday evening. Arriving a few hours later into Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport was flight EK131. Both Emirates A380-800s were operated in a three-class...

Dubai carrier Emirates and other airlines have little concern over Brexit

The Emirates chief says Brexit is not a primary concern for the carrier, while other airline executives say Britain is in a position to woo even more visitors than before because of the weak pound. "Brexit is just one of many things that happened in the global economy," said Tim Clark, the president of Emirates. "We have more important things to worry about than that." Mo...

Emirates and other premium airlines jostle for pyjama supremacy

The world’s premium airlines have rushed to make their first and business class cabins pleasure domes of comfort. Caviar, celebrity chefs and seats that recline 180 degrees into beds are now mandatory if you’re going to compete for the globe’s top trotters. A less visible industry trend now accompanies these high-tech thrones, and the battle for supremacy is just as fierce:...

EK521 passengers ‘touched’ by Emirates compensation announcement

Emirates flight EK 521 accident survivors, who have received emails confirming $7,000 (Dh25.712) compensation per passenger, have lauded the airline for its prompt and professional handling of the damages and personal follow up. Of the $7,000, passengers have been informed that $2,000 is in respect of loss of luggage and personal effects and $5,000 is for any other damages they have suffered as...

Emirates Goes All A380 to Manchester

Emirates announced  an 11% capacity increase to Manchester with the deployment of a third daily A380 on the route. As of 1st January 2017, the replacement of the Boeing 777-300ER will mean that all Emirates flights to Manchester will be operated by the iconic double decker aircraft. The airline also unveiled plans to swap its current A380 service at Birmingham from the morning to the afternoo...

Emirates’ safety record one of the best

Emirates Airlines may have suffered its first major hull loss since it started its operations three decades ago, but it has consistently earned global recognition for its safety record. The UAE-based carrier, whose 777-300 aircraft caught fire after landing at the Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, has landed at the top in several airline safety rankings. For at least two consecutive yea...

Emirates plane crash-lands at Dubai airport

An Emirates airline flight from India has crash-landed at Dubai International Airport with almost 300 people on board, officials say. Images posted online show thick black smoke coming from the plane. The Dubai government media office said on its Twitter account that all passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far. The Boeing 777 was reportedly flying from t...