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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.

Emirates pulls A380s from New York service

19 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

Emirates has pulled two Airbus A380 from its Dubai to New York route. The airline blamed the weakening global economy for the decision, and comes just eight months after it originally deployed the superjumbo on its New York route.The move has prompted concerns over the number of A380s ordered by the Dubai-based carrier. It has the world’s largest order of superjumbos on order - 52 in total to be rolled out by 2012. The airline currently operates two to New York, one to Sydney and one to Heathrow.

Emirates takes a stand at ITB

10 March 2009 Press Release Travel Events News

Emirates has moved to stabilise some of the turbulence around the travel industry by standing firm in its support for ITB, the world’s largest travel trade show.

Emirates and Amadeus join forces

10 March 2009 Press Release Travel Technology News

Amadeus, global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, has signed a five year worldwide agreement with Emirates to ensure travel agents have access to the airline’s full range of content.

Emirates plans Singapore A380 service

6 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

Emirates Airline is to launch Airbus A380 flights between Dubai and Singapore in December 2009. The initial schedule will run four times weekly, it will be Emirates’ first A380 service to Southeast Asia.

Emirates put the spotlight on Dubai

4 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

Dubai has launched a massive global campaign, to promote its tourism facilities internationally. Initiated by Emirates airline and Group in partnership with the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Dubai hoteliers and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) the campaign is estimated to be costing around AED 50 million, including flights, accommodation, meals and tours.