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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...

Emirates celebrates A380 touchdowns in Los Angeles and Vienna

Emirates has celebrated the launch of two new Airbus A380 services on the same day - to Los Angeles and Vienna. The LA flight marked its second daily A380 service, meaning that the Dubai carrier now serves nearly 1,000 passengers travelling to the US city each day. For the LA journey, the A380 was decked out in specially-designed Dodgers branding - the airline having agreed a sponsorship dea...

Emirates completes 33 aircraft makeovers in 12 months

The Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre, the world’s largest aircraft painting facility owned by an airline, has completely stripped and repainted 33 aircraft last year, or 13% of its fleet. During the year, Emirates gave a fresh coat of paint to three Airbus A380s and 22 Boeing 777s, in addition to eight aircraft that were retired as a part of the airline’s strategy to operate a yo...

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...