Emirates will operate an A380 service to Cairo International Airport tomorrow. The move makes the Dubai-based airline the first scheduled commercial carrier to operate an A380 flight into Egypt.
Adel Al Redha has taken up the role of chief operating officer, Adnan Kazim has become chief commercial officer and Sheikh Majid Al Mualla assumed the title of divisional senior vice president, international affairs.
Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Mexico City International Airport, via the Spanish city of Barcelona, on December 9th. Citizens from Mexico, Spain and the UAE only need their passports to enjoy visa-free travel to each respective country.
Emirates’ passengers bound for the US will soon be able to enjoy Wi-Fi, mobile service connectivity and live TV, even when flying 40,000 feet over the North Pole and Arctic circle. Previously, on its flights to the US, which often travel over the polar region, passengers can find themselves without connectivity for up to four hours.
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.