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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 via Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney and one Boeing 777-300ER flight to Christchurch. The new nonstop service will give Emirates more than 2,000 seats a day to New Zealand in both…

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…

Emirates Continues to Rapidly Update Its Fleet

Emirates has announced its plans to retire over 50 airplanes over the next three years as part of a fleet modernization program aimed at reducing the current fleet's average age. The Dubai based carrier will receive 20 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777-300ERs, which will replace aging aircraft such as…

Large Carriers Begin to Embrace the Apple Watch

Whether or not early reviewers favorably view the Apple Watch, 2.3 million customers with pre-orders have left major international airlines competing to create the best app available for the new device. A long list including American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue, British Airways, Air France and more have all been slowly…

Emirates Continues Rapid Expansion in North America

Dubai based carrier, Emirates, is continuing its rapid expansion in North America, and has recently announced several major expansions in North America. After these changes, Emirates will have a total of 105 weekly departures from the United States, more than many competing carriers in Europe. One announcement comes as no…

Etihad Airways Continues It’s Unique Growth Strategy of Co-Ventures

While many have watched in recent years how the Middle Eastern carriers, including Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Qatar Airways have grown dramatically, Etihad has pursued and succeeded in a unique growth strategy of co-ventures around the world. Founded in July 2003 by the government of the United Arab Emirates,…

Emirates to Begin Service to Orlando

Dubai-based airlines Emirates announced March 24, 2015 that it would be launching it's 10th destination within the United States. The new destination that they will be serving is Orlando, Florida. With the addition of the new route, Emirates will serve its first destination in Florida. The flight starting on the…