Tag: Dubai

Dubai Just Signed Airbus To Help It Market Properties

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus is out to prove it is more than a plane manufacturer, with a new agreement that will call upon it to help Dubai promote and market new developments and properties. The aircraft manufacturer signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Land Department (DLD) today at Cityscape Global to leverage its aerospace and defense […]

Ultra Low Cost Disruptor Norwegian Air Sets Sights On Dubai

Reading Time: 1 minute Middle East carriers might need to brace themselves; Norwegian Air’s website suggests the carrier’s commencement of operations to Dubai is imminent. The ultra low cost disruptor made a name for itself by flying passengers across the Atlantic, from Europe to the US, for as low as €54 (AED 236) and to the Caribbean for even […]

Air Taxis To Take Off Only After Safety Is Guaranteed

Reading Time: 1 minute Dubai’s autonomous ‘air taxis’ have been highly anticipated since they were first announced last year, but the General Civil Aviation Authority has said that will only happen once all aspects of transport safety have been guaranteed. “The UAE will not only be the first country to allow operation of flying pilotless taxis, it also will […]

Emirates And flydubai Join Forces With A New Agreement

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates and flydubai unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth. The innovative partnership goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration […]

Qantas Drops Dubai Stopover In Favour of More ‘Direct’ Route

Reading Time: 1 minute Australian carrier Qantas is dropping its existing flights from Melbourne to London via Dubai in favour of a more direct route through Perth. The national carrier announced that it would axe its daily A380 Melbourne-Dubai-London service for a new daily 787-9 Melbourne-Perth-London service, starting on March 24 2018. The non-stop flight from Perth to London […]

Airports Could Do Better At Runway Safety, Say Experts

Reading Time: 1 minute Airports lack consistency in the way signs and instructions at airport runways are displayed which is critical in the conversation on airfield safety is kept to the highest standards, according to aviation officials gathered at the World Aviation Safety Summit, held in Dubai. “In order to keep airfields safe, flight crews needs a clear, safe […]

Nearly 44% of Emirates’ Staff Comprises Women

Reading Time: 1 minute Emirates employs 29,000 women from 150 countries who make up 44 percent of the Dubai-based carrier’s workforce, the airline has disclosed ahead of International Women’s Day. “Emirates is committed to providing equal opportunities at the workplace for both women and men across all business functions. We are proud of our women colleagues and their immense […]

Dubai Airports to Ban ‘Bags Without Flat Surfaces’

Reading Time: 1 minute Dubai Airports will soon reject all bags that do not have flat surfaces to stop “jams that can shut down sections of our system,” according to a statement realeased by the company. Effective 8 March, all bags without at least one flat surface will be rejected at airport check in counters. The jamming introduce a […]

Emirates Celebrates First Year on World’s Longest A380 Non-Stop Route

Reading Time: 2 minutes Upgrading the aircraft type to the double-decker A380 on its daily non-stop service connecting Dubai and Auckland was one of the key reasons for a successful first year on the route, the world’s longest A380 flight, says Emirates. Emirates celebrated 12 months on the non-stop route, flown firstly with a 266-seat Boeing 777-200LR and then, […]

Etihad Flight Diverted To Military Base Following Security Threat

Reading Time: 1 minute A flight from Dublin to Abu Dhabi had to be diverted to military airbase due to a security threat onboard the aircraft. The Etihad Airways flight EY042 was diverted to Al Minhad Air Base outside of Dubai following a security alert. Passengers underwent security screening, as did all luggage on board. The aircraft was also […]