Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777 300ER aircraft

Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books. A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft and also the only airline in the world to have operated all the six variants of the Boeing 777 family. One […]

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Emirates to launch wholly biometric boarding process in Dubai

Emirates is gearing up to launch the world’s first “biometric path” which will offer its customers a smooth and truly seamless airport journey at the airline’s hub in Dubai International airport. Utilising the latest biometric technology – a mix of facial and iris recognition – Emirates passengers can soon check in for their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the Emirates […]

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Why Emirates Waited So Long to Add Premium Economy

No matter what Emirates President Tim Clark says, the airline probably wishes it had moved faster to add premium economy. Most airlines say it has been selling well, as customers are flush with more disposable income. Of course, if and when a recession hits, passengers will stop spending on these perks. he Skift Airline Innovation Report is our weekly newsletter […]

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Emirates A380 continues to capture the imagination of Australian travellers

Emirates A380 continues to capture the imagination of Australian travellers after 10 years of operations Emirates is celebrating 10 years of A380 operations. Since its first flight to New York from Dubai on 1 August 2008, the Emirates A380 has carried more than 4 million Australian passengers and 105 million passengers globally, clocking in more than 1.5 billion kilometres on […]


Emirates welcomes flydubai passengers to loyalty programme

Emirates Skywards today replaced flydubai’s frequent flyer programme, Open, officially becoming the loyalty programme of both carriers. The alignment of the loyalty programme now allows Emirates Skywards members to also earn Skywards Miles and Tier Miles when travelling on both airlines. Former Open members can enrol into Emirates Skywards to continue earning Miles on flydubai. The alignment of the loyalty […]


Emirates SkyCargo bags important pharma recognitio

Emirates Sky Cargo bags important pharma recognition Emirates Sky Cargo, the freight division of Emirates, has received the prestigious 2018 Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (CARE) by DHL Global Forwarding for the transportation of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals. The award was received by Henrik Ambak, Emirates Senior Vice President, Cargo Operations Worldwide at the 18th Global Life Sciences & Healthcare […]

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Emirates launches new service from Dubai to Santiago, Chile

from Dubai (DXB) to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo (GRU), marking the airline’s first arrival in Chile. On board the inaugural Boeing 777-200LR flight, which was welcomed at both Sao Paulo and Santiago airports with a water cannon salute, was a group of special guests and media. Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, […]

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Emirates Engineering reconfigures second Boeing 777-200LR aircraft

Emirates Engineering reconfigures second Boeing 777-200LR aircraft Emirates Engineering has successfully completed the reconfiguration of the second Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet. The conversion of the aircraft from three to two cabin classes was executed fully in-house at the Emirates Engineering hangars in Dubai. The reconfigured aircraft also features new, wider Business class seats in a 2-2-2 format, a […]