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An Emirates A380 in Dubai (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Emirates Retires Its First A380

On Tuesday, Emirates officially retired its first A380 jumbo jet. The aircraft, registered as A6-EDB, has been in Emirates’ fleet for 12 years and completed its final flight on Oct. 27. While this retirement is not a direct causality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the once-reverenced "Eighth Wonder" is slowly withdrawing from the skies as airlines struggle to fill its seats to capacity. A6-EDB’s History and Final Flight A6-EDB was the thirteenth A380 built by Airbus and took its first flight…

Dubai International Airport During Sunrise: A Drive Around the Airfield

Dubai International (DXB) has always had a special place in my heart. Some of my first memories as a child have taken place while flying through Dubai. But back then, it was a completely different airport. In 2016 alone more than 83 million people flew through Dubai International (DXB) to…

Photo Gallery: A Behind-the-Scenes Look Inside Dubai International Airport

Servicing more than 83 million people in 2016, and with access to over 240 destinations worldwide, Dubai International Airport has quickly grown to become one of the most high-profile airports in the world. When Dubai International opened its doors in 1960 not many would have expected this airport in the…

Emirates Extends Lounge Access for Passengers in Dubai

Emirates announced on Tuesday that they will be opening up their business and first class lounges to all passengers. Lounges were previously only open to higher-tier frequent flyer members and Business or First Class travelers. While Silver and Gold tier members still have the same privileges, passengers can use either lounge…