Tag: Emirates

Emirates and flydubai Resume Flights Through Iraqi Airspace

Emirates and sister carrier flydubai have resumed flights through Iraqi airspace just days after Baghdad announced it had defeated so-called Islamic State. The two UAE-based airline ceased transiting Iraqi-controlled airspace back in 2014 following the outbreak of fighting in the country’s northern regions as well as the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern […]

Emirates Investigating Missed NYC Landing Approach

Emirates said it’s reviewing an incident where an A380 was reported as flying low on a runway approach at New York’s JFK airport earlier this month. Tracking data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey posted on Aviation Herald recorded the A380 at an altitude of 338 feet at its lowest point […]

Emirates Says Friday is Set to Be One of 2017’s Busiest Travel Days

Emirates said on Monday it expects one of its highest passenger traffic periods for 2017 this weekend as travellers head home or abroad for the holiday season. More than 420,000 travellers are expected to pass through Emirates Terminal 3 during the weekend period, according to the airline’s latest booking figures. The busiest day for the […]

Middle East – Still One of the Most Desirable Destinations for Pilots

Despite instability in the region, fluctuating oil prices and unpredictable politics, the Gulf region is still one of the most attractive destinations for aviation specialists. With the recent news of laptop bans, visa restrictions, a slowdown of the oil industry in the Middle East it may seem that the aviation industry in this region is […]

Airbus Still Hopeful of A380 Deal by Year End

Airbus might yet win a long-anticipated A380 superjumbo order from Gulf carrier Emirates before the end of the year, but must pledge to extend the ailing program for a further decade in order to secure the deal. The European planemaker had planned to announce the sale at this week’s Dubai Air Show, chief operating officer […]

Emirates Places US$15.1 Billion Order for 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, announced a US$ 15.1 billion (AED 55.4 billion) commitment for 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners. In the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief […]

Emirates Returns to Profit Growth at Lowest Margins Since 2012

Emirates has posted half year results which show a return to profit growth after a challenging year in 2016-17 that prompted widespread changes in the way the airline organizes itself. In 2016-17 Group profits fell by 64 percent and airline profits by 75 percent. Half year results announced by the airline for 2017-18 show Group […]

Emirates Welcomes 100th A380 to Its Fleet

Emirates celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive officiated the ceremony. He was joined at the event by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline; Tom Enders, Airbus […]

Emirates Uses Eye-Tracking Tech to Prepare Pilots

Emirates has been working with Australia-based computer-vision technology company Seeing Machines in an effort to understand how pilots interact and monitor instruments in-flight. According to the airline, the findings will allow Emirates to improve training procedures and help flight crew prepare for a wide range of in-flight scenarios. As part of the partnership, Emirates and […]

Emirates Loses Case of EU Delay Compensation

The UK Court of Appeal has found that Emirates (EK, Dubai Int’l) is liable to pay compensation to passengers in line with EU regulations for flight delays. Emirates had argued that it was not covered by the legislation, as a non-EU carrier, however, the court has found that non-EU airlines must comply with the rules […]