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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...

Emirates aircraft cover 432 million kilometres across the globe in 6 months

Emirates aircraft have travelled over 432 million kilometres since January 2016, the equivalent of traversing the globe more than 10,700 times.  A typical week sees the airline operating more than 3,600 flights, with over 96,000 flights operated in the first half of 2016. Emirates is the world’s largest international airline currently serving 154 destinations across 81 countries...

Emirates Signs 10-Year Services Agreement with Unison Industries

Emirates signed a ten-year After Market Services Agreement with Unison Industries in support of the largest GE90 and GP7200 engine fleets in the world. The agreement extends through 2025 and covers external Unison new parts and component repairs for GE Aviation and Engine Alliance engine families in the Emirates fleet. “We are very pleased to have Emirates as a key customer on this strate...

Emirates chief sees scant benefit from EU-level aviation deals

The chief of Dubai-based airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] expressed doubts on Monday that an EU-level aviation agreement with the United Arab Emirates would improve on the existing deals the Gulf country has with most EU countries. In June European member states gave the executive European Commission a mandate to pursue air traffic agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Turkey and co...