Tag: Emirates

Flight Attendant Falls out of the Emirates Boeing 777

An Emirates Boeing 777-300 was parked at the gate and was being prepared for boarding, when a flight attendant opened one of the aft doors for unknown reasons and fell out of the aircraft landing on the concrete surface of the apron. Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority reported an incident happened at Entebbe when a female […]

Emirates SkyCargo Secures Authorised Economic Operator Certification

The Federal Customs Authority of the UAE has awarded Authorised Economic Operator certification to Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates. The cargo airline is now a certified member of the UAE Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme, which serves as a voluntary compliance and security scheme aimed at facilitating global trade outlined by the World […]

Emirates Firms Up Orders for 36 A380s Worth US$ 16 Billion

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, signed a contract for 20 additional A380 aircraft and 16 options, firming up the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was announced in January. The total agreement for 36 aircraft is valued at US$16 billion based on latest list prices. Deliveries are to start as early as 2020. In the […]

Emirates to Restore a Number of U.S. Flights as Demand Returns

Having seen a tail-off in demand for flights to the U.S after the introduction of certain policies by President Donald Trump’s administration, the Dubai flag-carrying airline Emirates is looking to restore a number of flights to certain U.S. cities that had previously been canceled. Daily flights to five cities were reduced to five a week, […]

Fuel Prices Rise But Major Airlines Have No Hedging Plans

Commenting at the Airline Economics Conference in Dublin on Monday, January 22, four of the major carriers, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Dubai-based Emirates, confirmed they will not be hedging fuel bills, despite a recent rise in the cost of oil. For the first time in three years, the global Trent benchmark […]

Emirates Signs Agreement for up to 36 Additional A380s

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire up to 36 additional A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed at the airline’s headquarters in Dubai by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, and John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer – Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft. […]

Leahy Confirms A380 Future Hinges on Emirates Order

Airbus COO-customers John Leahy has confirmed the Airbus A380 program will have to be shut down if Dubai-based Emirates does not order more aircraft. “If we can’t work out a deal with Emirates, it is clear we will have to shut down the program,” Leahy said, speaking on Airbus’ 2017 orders and deliveries webinar. During […]

Emirates Group and Etihad Aviation Sign Deal on Security

Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in aviation security, the first deal between the two aviation companies. In a statement on Monday, Emirates Group said the agreement “signals the importance of closer collaboration in aviation security” to make use of joint synergies and boost […]

Gulf Carriers Aviation Outlook 2018: Year for Strategic Recalibration

Middle East aviation is eager to look past 2017, disturbed by travel and laptop bans, and then the airspace blockade against Qatar Airways and its home country, all along with the continuing campaign by some US airlines against Gulf carriers. Despite the unpleasantries, 2017 set in motion strategic developments likely to unfurl during 2018. Emirates […]

Emirates Anticipates Peak Travel Towards the End of the Year

Travel is expected to peak once again at the end of the year for Emirates, as the airline expects yet another busy period with visitors flocking into Dubai for New Year’s celebrations. Over 250,000 people are expected to arrive into Dubai from 28 December until just after New Year’s Day, while 200,000 travellers will be […]