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Emirates to Suspend of Passenger Operations Following Virus Outbreak

After multiple changes, Emirates has announced that it stop all passenger operations due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Dubai-based carrier becomes the latest major airline to reduce flights following a global decline in passenger numbers. From March 25, Emirates will operate its cargo flights with its Boeing 777F fleet. Passenger flights to a selection of countries will be suspended indefinitely. Because of this, the majority of employees will also face a reduction in basic pay. Initially, the carrier announced a…

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…

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…