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Emirates Announces A380 First Officer and Cabin Crew Layoffs

Not long after reports alleging that Emirates considered massive layoffs, the world's biggest long-haul airline announced that they had to begin axing up jobs due to pandemic-related financial impacts. The company was said to be considering a plan to cut around 30,000 jobs — reducing the number of employees by around 30% — just two weeks ago. Although details as to how many staff was laid off were not made public, it is said that approximately 180 pilots taking Airbus…

Emirates Group Reportedly Considers Mass Layoffs

The Emirates Group is considering a plan to cut around 30,000 jobs, reducing the number of employees by around 30%, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based group is comprised of Emirates in addition to Dubai National Air Transport Association (dnata),…

Emirates Begins Coronavirus Rapid Testing in Dubai

Emirates become the first carrier in the world to test for COVID-19 before boarding flights. The airline introduced this measure in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Wednesday, applying rapid tests for all passengers before boarding a flight to Tunis, Tunisia. All passengers on the flight took blood…

Emirates Introduces Fifth Freedom Flight From Singapore

Emirates announced a new fifth freedom flight which will connect Singapore and Penang, Malaysia. The new daily service is set to connect the two Southeast Asian cities on April 9, 2020. Penang will mark Emirates’ second destination in Malaysia. The airline has been serving Kuala Lumpur since 1996 and currently…

Emirates Announces High-Level Leadership Changes

Emirates president, Sir Tim Clark, announced he will be stepping down from the Dubai-based carrier in June 2020. The executive will remain as an external advisor for the airline. Clark has served Emirates for more than thirty years, joining as the head of route planning in 1985 and then moving…

SunExpress Places Boeing 737 MAX Order, Boosts Confidence in Struggling…

Boeing received a sign of hope for its struggling Boeing 737 MAX program as Turkey’s SunExpress has announced an order for 10 of the currently-grounded aircraft. The order was announced at the ongoing 2019 Dubai Airshow and is worth approximately $1 billion. The 10 aircraft are in addition to the…

Emirates Posts Huge Profit Increase While Etihad Hopes for Return…

The two main international carriers of the United Arab Emirates continue to attract the attention of the aviation industry. On Thursday, Emirates Airline reported a half-yearly profit of AED 862 million ($235 million), a massive 282 percent increase compared to the same April – September period in 2018. The carrier…

Emirates Probing Damage of Airbus A380 During Routine Maintenance

Dubai-based Emirates is currently investigating an incident in which one of its Airbus A380s was damaged during routine maintenance. The incident, which occurred on August 20, happened during an A-check at the airline's maintenance hangar in Dubai. A-checks are performed every 400 to 600 flight hours and are usually lighter…

Emirates Probing Damage of Airbus A380 During Routine Maintenance

Dubai-based Emirates is currently investigating an incident in which one of its Airbus A380s was damaged during routine maintenance. The incident, which occurred on August 20, happened during an A-check at the airline's maintenance hangar in Dubai. A-checks are performed every 400 to 600 flight hours and are usually lighter…

Emirates Inaugurates A380 on Sixth U.S. Route

Boston became the latest recipient of Airbus A380 service from Emirates Airline on Saturday as the airline begins its upgraded service on the Dubai to Boston route for the summer. The sixth city to receive A380 service from Emirates, Boston joins New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Houston and San Francisco,…