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Emirates Group Posts 21st Consecutive Year of Profit in 2008-09

21 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Emirates Group has reported its 21st consecutive year of net profit for its 2008-09 financial year despite unprecedented challenges for the airline and travel industry. The Group’s net profit of AED 1.49 billion (US$ 406 million) for its financial year ending 31st March 2009, was down 72 per cent from the previous year’s record profits of AED 5.3 billion (US$1.45 billion), showing the impact of the record fuel prices in the first six months of the year, and the impact of the global recession.

Emirates opens new German lounge

20 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

Emirates has opened its third and largest airport lounge in Germany. The latest dedicated lounge, measuring 700 square metres, sits in Dusseldorf International Airport and follows similar, lounge openings in Frankfurt and Munich.

Emirates reveals regional schedule expansion

15 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Middle East will once again get a boost from Emirates Airline with an additional 12 flights per week to be launched to major travel hubs in the region. The new flights will bring the airline’s total number of weekly flights across the Middle East to 197.

Emirates Launches Best Price in the UAE

11 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

Emirates has recently launched ‘Best Price’ in the UAE, guaranteeing all customers who make a booking through that they will not find a better Emirates fare elsewhere on the web.

Marriott wins Emirates deal for Park Towers

6 May 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Emirates has selected Marriott International to manage the Park Towers in Dubai. The 1,614-room twin-tower hotel and apartment property, which Emirates is currently constructing on Sheikh Zayed Road, is adjacent to Dubai’s premier Business Bay district.

The Middle East and Far East get closer with Emirates

21 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

Emirates Airline is bridging the Middle East and Far East - two regions that continue to record healthy growth rates - with its announcement of double-daily services from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur and introduction of three additional weekly flights from Dubai to Jakarta, effective 1st May 2009.

Emirates offers staff unpaid leave

3 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

Emirates has revealed it is offering cabin crew up to six months of unpaid leave from May as it cuts back on services.The Dubai-based airline said that the option, which comes into effect on May 1, was on a “purely voluntary basis”. It added a drop in the number of cabin crew leaving the airline through natural attrition had led to the voluntary leave offer.