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An Emirates 777-300ER lines up on the runway for a test flight at Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Emirates Resumes Flights to Seychelles, Expands Maldives and Philippines Operations

Emirates resumed services to the Seychelles Aug. 1, boosting access to Indian Ocean destinations this summer. The resumption of flights to the island nation coincided with the country’s re-opening to international tourists. The Gulf carrier will operate five flights a week with its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, giving access to access to the Seychelles, a popular Indian Ocean holiday destination. The Dubai-based airline carried 170 passengers to the Seychelles after months of novel coronavirus pandemic shutdown on the island. Emirates flight…

Emirates Introduces COVID-19 Insurances to Passengers, Cuts Crew Costs

The aviation industry is struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, is trying a new method to boost confidence for international travel by introducing a brand-new insurance to passengers. Emirates' new program will compensate passengers if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel. According to…

Emirates Expects Further Delay in 777X, Looks to Swap With…

Emirates, Boeing's biggest 777X customer with 115 firm orders, expects another delay with deliveries due to the ongoing novel Coronavirus pandemic. The airline no longer expects to receive its first 777X next year, Emirates chief operating officer (COO) Adel Al Redha told Bloomberg on Thursday. After there had previously been…

Emirates’ Airbus A380 Fleet Set to Return to the Skies…

The iconic double-decker will take to the skies with flights to London and Paris starting from July 15 as announced by the airline on Tuesday. The airline, which has been forced to ground all superjumbos in its fleet due to the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, will operate the…

Emirates Lays Off 600 Pilots, 6,500 Cabin Crew in Second…

Emirates has continued to make changes to its workforce in order to reduce costs in response to economic difficulty caused by coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, the government-owned airline took the decision to lay off hundreds of employees in the second phase of job cuts. Even though the airline has not…

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…

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…