Emirates has helped ease concerns over its financial position by announcing that it has raised $1.13 billion for the delivery of Airbus A380 superjumbos.
Emirates is to launch flights to Amsterdam from 1st May 2010.
Emirates Airline has emerged as a possible bargaining chip in Dubai’s attempt to stabilise its debt mountain. French bank Societe Generale has indicated that Dubai might have to offer Emirates as “collateral” in order to ensure a bailout from neighbour Abu Dhabi.
This year the User Experience Alliance (UXalliance), a global network of leading user research firms, celebrated World Usability Day by unveiling the preliminary findings of the first “Global-Local Monitor” conducted on airline Web sites.
Emirates has revealed that some of the Airbus A380 it has ordered and which were scheduled to arrive in the coming months will be delayed, but it is not ruling out ordering more, or taking over orders that its rivals are trying to stall.
Emirates Airline has slammed reports in an Australian newspaper citing pilot fatigue as the reason for a near miss at Melbourne Airport. The report claimed that crew did not have sufficient rest before a Melbourne to Dubai flight on March 20. The news comes at the same time as air crews across Europe are set to demonstrate for exactly the same reason – fatigue.
Costa Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Mediterranean, has joined forces with Emirates, one of the world’s top airlines, for a series of agent roadshows throughout the UK.
Emirates has announced the launch of its new travel packages for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
With the holy month of Ramadan now underway, Emirates has taken a number of critical steps to ensure that all fasting customers are well taken care of.
Emirates plans to fight a legal investigation launched by the Australian competition authorities over cargo price-fixing allegations. It becomes the ninth airline accused of price-fixing in Australia, where BA, Qantas and Air France have already received mulit-million dollar fines.
Emirates High Street, the innovative online shopping service from the Emirates Group, will be donating US$1 to the Emirates Airline Foundation for every order made during the holy month of Ramadan.