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An Emirates Airbus A380 as seen at SFO (Photo: Devin Durant)

A Reflection on Emirates’ Increased Success in 2016

Dubai-based Emirates rounded off 2016 with another year of growth across all spectrums of their network in terms of fleet growth, route development, and an increased number of passengers. Emirates' President Tim Clark was very satisfied with the airline's growth in 2016 and commented on the airline's strength by saying, “Consumer appetite for travel has remained resilient, despite socio-economic and political headwinds around the globe, and that is reflected in our operational growth. Emirates will continue on our strategy of…

Emirates Now Operates the World’s Shortest and Longest A380 Routes

Emirates is the airline of the superlatives. The fast growing company has broken many records over the years since it commenced operations in 1985. At that time, it was operating with only two aircraft. Today, Emirates is flying one of the world’s largest fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. On…

Emirates To Operate An All A380 and 777 Fleet

Emirates has been incrementally streamlining their fleet for a few years and now it comes to a conclusion. The airline has retired their last Airbus A330 aircraft (registered as A6-EAK) from operational service, which was the last of 29 Airbus A330 aircraft that the airline had been operating since the…

20 Years Later: A Look at Emirates’ Manchester Success

Emirates has played a sizable role at Manchester, providing direct services to the Middle East and beyond from Dubai International Airport for over 20 years. Currently, Emirates has two Airbus A380s and one Boeing B777-300ER flying into Manchester providing these services. From January 2017, the airline will be incorporating three…

Qatar Expands Sydney Success With A380 Flight

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced an aircraft upgrade from the Boeing B777-300ER to the Airbus A380 on their Doha-Sydney route. This will be Qatar's first Australian destination to be served by the Airbus A380 aircraft. Though it appears to be a move based on quick success, the airline launched the Doha-Sydney…

Qantas Drops Its Remaining A380 Deliveries: Where Does This Leave…

This week Qantas' Chief Executive Officer announced that the airline sees no market for the remaining eight A380 aircraft the airline is due to receive, highlighting the continued decline for the airframe's long-term prospects. "There's a network for 12 [the airline currently has in service] that's very good and works very…

Emirates Realigns Its US Route Structure

Yesterday, AirlineGeeks broke the news involving Emirates adding its double-decker Airbus A380 service to Washington Dulles. However, what the headlines don't tell is that this interesting move by Emirates isn't just another expansion route, but rather a complete realignment into the way the airline is approaching its routes in North…

Emirates Continues to Rapidly Update Its Fleet

Emirates has announced its plans to retire over 50 airplanes over the next three years as part of a fleet modernization program aimed at reducing the current fleet's average age. The Dubai based carrier will receive 20 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777-300ERs, which will replace aging aircraft such as…

TRIP REPORT: Qatar Airways’ New A380 to London

Flight: QR 003 Route: DOH✈︎ LHR Flight Time: 7:45 a.m. Aircraft: A380-800 Service Class: Economy For all the trip reports about A380s that I have read, I have noticed few about Qatar’s A380. I knew a bit about what to expect since I was flying in economy for this one,…

Etihad Airways Takes Delivery of Their First Airbus A380

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE has taken delivery of their first of ten A380 aircraft, a major milestone in the Abu Dhabi based airline’s ambitious expansion plans. [caption id="attachment_696" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo provided by Etihad[/caption] The new A380 is configured in a four class configuration, featuring a…