Emirates Group has seen profits fall by nearly half as the rising price of oil and strong US dollar took a toll on annual results. The Dubai-based group posted a profit of AED2.3 billion (US$631 million) for the financial year ended March 31st, down 44 per cent from last year.
Emirates has unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai. The pavilion’s design and visitor experience will utilise interactive technologies and thinking focusing on the future of commercial aviation.
Reporting for Breaking Travel News form the Arabian Travel Market, Phil Blizzard here chats with Sheikh Majid Al Mualla from Dubai flag-carrier Emirates Airlines. With Expo 2020 just around the corner, he tells us how important the event will be for the hospitality sector in the United Arab Emirates.
Emirates and SpiceJet have signed a memorandum of understanding to enter into a reciprocal codeshare agreement. The deal is set to open new routes and destinations for passengers travelling between India and popular destinations across Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East.
In January 1788, a square piano made by Frederick Beck, one of the leading piano makers of the time in London, became the first keyboard instrument to arrive on Australian soil.
Emirates has announced the launch of a second daily flight from Dubai International to London Stansted, starting July 1st. The additional flight means that Emirates customers will now have 11 daily flight options to and from three London airports.
European plane manufacturer Airbus has taken the “painful” decision to cease deliveries of the A380 in 2021. The aircraft has struggled to compete with more efficient, smaller models in recent years.
Having fine-tuned its core business, which has historically focused on short-haul holidays, the online travel agent will introduce medium to long-haul holidays, which will focus on Dubai and popular Arabian Gulf beach resorts such as Ras Al Khaimah.