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Emirates Airline's Matthias Schmid accepting the Up in the Air award for the airline's first class suite. (Photo: Emirates)

Emirates First Class Suite Wins Top PaxEx Prize at Future Travel Experience

At the Future Travel Experience Global Awards on Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Emirates Airline walked away with the top award for their newly-debuted first class suites found on its Boeing 777 aircraft. The product won gold in the “Up in the Air” category, which focuses on initiatives that enhance passenger experience (PaxEx) and/or significantly enhance operational efficiency in-flight. [caption id="attachment_26509" align="aligncenter" width="683"] Emirates' first class suites are the first to feature floor-to-ceiling walls and sliding doors. (Photo: Emirates)[/caption] The…

The World’s Largest Airlift of Horses Is Underway

For airlines, passenger transport isn’t the only the only profitable aspect of the business. Even passenger airlines often have huge cargo operations that are also extremely profitable in this increasingly interconnected global village. Just about anything can be shipped via air cargo, from pharmaceuticals to the latest cell phones and…

Emerging Markets, Pilot Shortages, A380s and Tennis: Visiting Emirates’ US…

The US Open has returned to Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York and so has Emirates Airline, a 6-year sponsor of the matches. As one of the main sponsors of the multi-week event stretching from late August into September, the Emirates name can be seen throughout the Billie Jean…

Emirates Enhances Onboard Family Friendly Amenities

While Emirates Airline’s ultra-luxury premium class products impress its adult passengers, the airline is introducing new amenities for those yet to fully appreciate the finer things in life, children. For its younger passengers, Emirates is providing toys and activity books to play with and pass the time in-flight. Chosen from…

Photos: The Emirates Lounge Returns to JFK Airport

After a year of renovations, Emirates Airline reopened its first and business class lounge at New York’s JFK Airport last month. The lounge, which caters to the airline’s most premium passengers, is one out of 23 Emirates lounges worldwide and is one of the largest outside of the airline’s hub…

Emirates and Etihad Increase Flights to Canada as Visa Restrictions…

Strengthening business ties announced in May between Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are seeing positive growth for Gulf carriers after years of stalled progress due to the restrictive bilateral air service agreements in place between the two countries. This week both Emirates and Etihad Airways have announced two…

Emirates Partners with American Agricultural Firm to Meet Catering Needs

As any novice or experienced traveler can tell you, one of the most important aspects of a long-haul flight is the food. Emirates Airline, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines known for its extravagant service onboard its flights, knows this too and has partnered with American agricultural firm Crop…

Etihad Plans to Loan Pilots to Emirates

In a surprising announcement, Etihad Airways will loan out pilots to rival U.A.E. carrier, Emirates. The move was confirmed by officials from Emirates Airline as a way to stifle the airline's ongoing pilot shortage. The unique pilot sharing program comes as both airlines continue to face their own unique struggles.…

Emirates Testing A380 at Boston’s Logan International Airport

This Saturday will see Emirates test its largest aircraft, the Airbus A380-800, at Boston’s Logan International Airport, according to One Mile at a Time. Currently, the Gulf carrier serves Boston with its largest Boeing long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER, with daily service to its hub in Dubai. Although still speculation,…

Ireland’s Asian Expansion Could Extend Dublin Airport

Since Emirates started in Dublin back in 2012, the eastern network from Ireland has only grown. Qatar Airways commenced operations to the Irish capital in 2016, Etihad increased schedules to Abu Dhabi and this year, both China's Hainan Airlines and Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific are starting services to the Far…