Tag: Emirates

Emirates Airbus A380 Does not Retract Landing Gear at London Gatwick

An Emirates Airbus A380-800, performing flight from London Gatwick to Dubai, was climbing out of Gatwick’s runway 26L when the aircraft was seen not retracting the landing gear. The aircraft stopped the climb and entered a hold, subsequently diverted to London’s Heathrow Airport where the aircraft landed safely on runway 27R one hour after departure. […]

Emirates Profit Rebound Threatened by Summer Pilot Shortage

Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, said a rebound in earnings over the past year faces a challenge this summer as a pilot shortage forces the Dubai-based carrier to trim frequencies. The revival will come under pressure as a shortfall of 100 to 150 pilots compels Emirates to pare frequencies to destinations including Fort Lauderdale […]

Emirates on New Recruitment Drive for Cabin Crew Staff

Emirates, the world’s biggest international airline, is undertaking a new recruitment drive for cabin crew staff. The carrier said in a statement it will be organising events for cabin crew recruitment in Dubai later in April. Emirates will hold Cabin Crew Open Days on April 13 and 28. Emirates said it is looking for open-minded, […]

UAE Files Official Complaint over Actions of Qatari Fighter Jets

The UAE said on Monday it has filed a formal complaint with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) following repeated incidents where Qatari fighter jets intercepted Emirati civilian aircraft. Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, director-general of the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said in comments published by state news agency WAM that the UAE had filed […]

Emirates Named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2018 Air Transport Awards

Emirates Airline has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2018 Air Transport Awards. Emirates won the prestigious accolade based the evaluation from a jury comprised of executives and experts from different sectors within the aviation industry. Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates received the award on behalf of […]

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 […]