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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 his way up the ranks as he became a key personality in establishing and positioning the Emirates brand as people know it today.  The British executive has been leading Emirates…

Emirates Places Order for Airbus A350-900 XWBs

Emirates Airline has placed an order for 50 Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft, in a deal totaling to up to $16 billion at list prices, which was announced on Monday at the Dubai Airshow. The signing took place at a special press event held between Airbus Chief Executive Officer, Guillaume Faury,…

Emirates SkyCargo: A Major Player in Perishable Air Cargo

Global cargo has been on a decline this year with a steady downward trend in 2019. At the beginning of the second quarter of this year global cargo had declined 4.7 percent versus the same time last year. This is in contrast to an overall net increase in freight capacity…

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…

U.S. Airlines and Qatar Airways Meet with President Trump to…

Executives from America's largest airlines met with President Trump and Vice President Pence on Thursday in Washington D.C. with the hopes of encouraging a more substantial deal governing the behavior of the Middle Eastern Gulf carriers, according to Fox Business. The meeting came as the U.S. carriers had accused Qatar…

Emirates Outlines Highly-Disputed Dubai to Mexico City Route

Emirates announced that it will start a new daily service between Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN) from Dec. 9, 2019. The flight from Emirates to Mexico City will be operated with a stop in Barcelona, Spain, ​​which means that customers can travel between the two cities.…

Emirates’ Newest A380 Route Joins List of Short Superjumbo Flights

Earlier this month, Emirates launched another milestone for the airline market; the shortest A380 route in the world. Emirates caps off this service with not one but two daily A380s to Muscat (MCT), the capital city of Oman. This service comes just one year after the first A380 flight to…

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,…

Philadelphia Airport Welcomes Two Unusual Visitors as Severe Weather Strikes…

The past week has seen the Northeast encounter a swath of severe weather that has plagued aviation in the region. With high winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms battering the region, delays, ground stops and diversions were a common occurrence.  The severe weather brought two unusual visitors to Philadelphia, a welcomed…