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Emirates upgrades Abuja, Nigeria, capacity

Emirates upgrades Abuja, Nigeria, capacity

24 hours ago in Airline News

Only two months after launching its operations to Abuja, Emirates has announced it will upgrade the route’s operating aircraft to a Boeing 777-200ER, starting from October 1st 2014. Emirates launched a daily service to Abuja - its second Nigerian gateway and 22nd passenger destination in Africa - on August 1st utilising the Airbus A340-300. → Read More

Emirates and Jetstar expand codeshare deal

Emirates and Jetstar expand codeshare deal

5 days ago in Airline News

Emirates and Jetstar have announced the expansion of their codeshare and frequent flyer relationship, to 30 routes across the Asia Pacific region providing more choice to Emirates customers. From October 26th, Emirates will grow its codeshare on Jetstar to include Jetstar Airways services between Melbourne and Ayers Rock (Uluru), Christchurch to Wellington in New Zealand and three new destinations in south-east Asia from Jetstar Asia’s hub in Singapore. → Read More

Emirates boosts east Africa connections with new Dar es Salaam flight

Emirates boosts east Africa connections with new Dar es Salaam flight

11th Sep 2014 in Airline News

Emirates has confirmed it will be able to connect even more people and cargo with Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, with the start of a second service to the east African coastal city from October 26th. The new five times weekly service will complement Emirates’ existing daily operation, and further boost inbound and outbound passenger traffic and cargo flows between Tanzania and Dubai, and Emirates’ worldwide network. → Read More

Emirates launches daily service to Brussels from Dubai

Emirates launches daily service to Brussels from Dubai

6th Sep 2014 in Airline News

Emirates has launched the new daily service to Brussels in Belgium which will see up to 16,000 Emirates customers travelling on the daily Boeing 777-200LR between Dubai and Brussels each month. As the airline’s 145th worldwide route, Emirates will play a key role in further developing natural business links between Belgium and key markets in the Far East. → Read More

Emirates links Scandinavia to United Arab Emirates with Oslo flights

Emirates links Scandinavia to United Arab Emirates with Oslo flights

3rd Sep 2014 in Airline News

Emirates has expanded its Scandinavian reach with the start of its daily non-stop service to Oslo. Emirates’ daily flight to Oslo, operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, is the first international service to offer a First Class product in Norway. The inaugural flight today was welcomed by Avinor chief executive Dag Falk-Petersen, along with partners from the travel trade and local media. → Read More

Emirates expands Airbus A380 roll call with new Frankfurt flight

Emirates expands Airbus A380 roll call with new Frankfurt flight

3rd Sep 2014 in Airline News

Emirates has added Frankfurt to its growing list of A380 destinations. With the addition of the German financial capital, Emirates now serves 30 global destinations with the A380. Thierry Antinori, Emirates chief commercial officer, arrived on the launch flight, and explained: “We are proud to fly our A380 to one of the key aviation hubs in Europe.” → Read More

Emirates A380 Experience takes off at Dubai Mall

Emirates A380 Experience takes off at Dubai Mall

28th Aug 2014 in Airline News

Video: The Emirates A380 Experience allows participants to pilot the world’s largest aircraft, with a choice of airports for take off and landing, with soaring flights through the skies in a very realistic flight simulator at Dubai Mall. Phil Blizzard for Breaking Travel News took up the challenge to land the giant aircraft at Hong Kong’s old Kai Tak airport - but first a circuit of Dubai’s iconic landmarks. → Read More

Emirates signs memorandum of understanding with Arik Air

Emirates signs memorandum of understanding with Arik Air

27th Aug 2014 in Airline News

Emirates and Arik Air, West Africa’s leading airline, have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship and explore further areas of co-operation. Emirates and Arik Air currently have a one-way interline agreement, whereby Emirates passengers are connected throughout Nigeria and West Africa via Arik Air’s current domestic and regional network. → Read More

Emirates boosts flights into Casablanca, Morocco

Emirates boosts flights into Casablanca, Morocco

11th Aug 2014 in Airline News

Emirates will step up services to Morocco with a second daily flight, boosting the service to 14 weekly flights beginning September 1st, 2014. From October 26th, Emirates will upgrade this additional daily from an Airbus A340-500 to a Boeing 777-300ER, which means both daily services will be served by Boeing 777s. → Read More

Emirates flies into Chicago for first time

Emirates flies into Chicago for first time

10th Aug 2014 in Airline News

Emirates has as commenced a daily nonstop passenger service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. On-board the inaugural flight was a joint VIP delegation from the US and Dubai as well as international media. → Read More

Emirates launches new flights to Nigerian capital, Abuja

Emirates launches new flights to Nigerian capital, Abuja

7th Aug 2014 in Airline News

Emirates has now connected Abuja to its worldwide network, making the Nigerian capital the airline’s 26th destination in Africa and its 144th worldwide. Emirates flight EK785 landed at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport earlier, marking the start of the airline’s daily service to its second destination in Nigeria. → Read More

Emirates to route flights away from Iraqi airspace

Emirates to route flights away from Iraqi airspace

28th Jul 2014 in Airline News

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has confirmed it will stop routing flights through Iraqi airspace in order to protect against the threat of Islamic militants. The decision follows the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17 earlier this month, which came down over territory held by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine.  → Read More

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