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Emirates Aircraft Crash Lands in Dubai

Emirates flight 521, en route from Thiruvananthapuram, India, was involved in a severe accident this morning at Dubai International Airport (DXB). Upon crash landing, footage emerged showing part of the aircraft exploding as the aircraft came to a rest. The aircraft was landing on one of Dubai's two runways, Runway 12L and following the accident lead to the closure of the airport for an undetermined period of time. According to authorities, all 275 passengers and crew on board are accounted for and evacuated to safety.…

Johannesburg to Say ‘Hello’ to Emirates A380

Emirates announced today that Johannesburg will be the next city in its network to receive Airbus A380 service. Currently, Emirates uses the Boeing 777-300ER to serve Johannesburg with four daily flights. Beginning February 1, one of the daily flights will be operated by the A380. The Schedule Flight # Departure…

TRIP REPORT: Auckland – Dubai – London on Emirates

It is Thursday afternoon, the day is warm and cloud-free, the atmosphere is positive among the minibus driving myself and my course mates from Hamilton to Auckland Airport in New Zealand. We had just finished the largest section of our airline training, with us all leaving the country holding our…

Will Emirates Say “Hello” to New Fifth Freedom Rights Flight?

Emirates has recently requested fifth freedom rights to fly between Zurich, Switzerland and Mexico City, Mexico. Fifth freedom rights allow the carriage of passengers between two countries by an airline of the third. Emirates already operates several fifth freedom rights flights, which include New York to Milan, Bangkok to Hong…

Emirates Expands Presence in Southeast Asia

Emirates has announced it will begin daily nonstop flights from Dubai to Yangon (RGN), Myanmar, and Hanoi (HAN), Vietnam beginning August 3. The new flights will strengthen Emirates’ presence in the Asia region. The airline currently serves 12 cities in seven countries in the Southeast Asia region, with flights too…

Emirates to Fly Nonstop to Auckland

Dubai-based Emirates has announced it will fly nonstop to Auckland beginning March 1st, 2016. The new service will be in addition to the airline’s existing flights, which now gives New Zealand five daily roundtrip flights from Emirates. Three flights to Auckland are operated by the airline’s flagship Airbus A380 aircraft…

Emirates Realigns Its US Route Structure

Yesterday, AirlineGeeks broke the news involving Emirates adding its double-decker Airbus A380 service to Washington Dulles. However, what the headlines don't tell is that this interesting move by Emirates isn't just another expansion route, but rather a complete realignment into the way the airline is approaching its routes in North…

Emirates to Begin A380 Service to Washington Dulles

Emirates plans to upgrade their Dubai (DXB) to Dulles (IAD) route to an A380. This upgrade will take effect on February 1st, 2016. The carrier decided to upgrade the aircraft in order to accommodate increased passenger needs and capacity. Emirates currently uses their 777-300ER to operate the route to Washington. The…

This Week in Aviation: 5 Things to Watch

With the airline and aviation constantly changing, our team has begun a new series titled "This Week in Aviation." Each Monday morning we will give readers a quick outlook on what to expect for the upcoming week.  Continued Speculation About a Spirit and Frontier Merger Last week headliners were shocked…

Emirates Says “Hello” To Two New Chinese Destinations

Emirates has announced it will expand its global route map to include two new destinations in China. Beginning May 2016, Emirates will serve Yinchuan (INC) and Zhengzhou (CGO) four-times weekly. The new route complements Emirates’ existing service to Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai in mainland China. Emirates will operate its Boeing…