Emirates Embraces Airbus A380 for U.S. Destinations

Emirates Airline Airbus A380

On Dec. 1, Emirates began utilizing the superjumbo Airbus A380 for a daily service to and from the United Arab Emirates to the west coast, reports Gulf Business. Operations began with Flight EK225 departing Dubai and landed in San Francisco, then EK226 departing San Francisco for Dubai the same day. Two days later, Houston joined […]

Best Airlines for International Flights

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350

World’s Best long-haul airlines Winner: Singapore Airlines Runners up: Emirates & Virgin Atlantic Singapore Airlines, which operates the hugely popular Airbus A380 superjumbo from Singapore’s Changi International airport (many people’s favourite hub) has been voted favourite long-haul airline by Telegraph readers for the third year in a row. Singapore Airlines was the first to fly […]

Emirates Prepares for Triple A380 Flight Launch

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On 1 December, the Dubai-based carrier will commence A380 services to San Francisco, followed by the launch of flights to Milan on 2 December. A new A380 service to Houston on 3 December will round off the quick-fire expansion. With these three new routes, Emirates’ A380 network will grow to 33 destinations. “Emirates now has […]

Emirates hopes for talks with Airbus on A350 in next few months

British Airways Airbus A350

Dubai’s Emirates hopes to talk to plane maker Airbus in the next few months over possibly buying A350 planes after it unexpectedly cancelled an order for 70 in June, the airline’s president Tim Clark said on Thursday. The cancellation of the wide-body planes was a blow for Airbus and Clark acknowledged he was not “flavour […]

Gulf carriers’ business model sustainable for decades: Boeing

Qatar Airways Boeing 787

The Gulf airlines, predominantly Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have played off their geographical location to establish themselves as some of the most influential airlines in the world. “The business model is obviously successful today; the UAE have essentially become the Hong Kong of this century,” McNerney said in Abu Dhabi. Hong Kong, utilising […]

Boeing CEO Says Gulf-Carrier Hub Model Will Survive for Decades

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Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said the long-haul hub model that’s helped Gulf airlines become some of the biggest in the world will persist for years, forcing rival carriers to develop new strategies. “Given the technology I see available, which is the size and range of airplanes, I think that this business model […]

Airlines That Still Give Free Perks – Top Ten

Turkish Delight

Surprise! We lost your luggage. Surprise! Your tray table is broken. While it seems like most airline surprises end in disappointment, a few bold airlines are delighting passengers every day with pleasing perks to make flying just a little better. Some—like traditional sweets on Turkish Airlines and lounge access on Porter Airlines—are available regardless of […]

Boeing and Emirates Airline Celebrate Delivery of 100th 777-300ER

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Boeing and Emirates Airline are celebrating the delivery of the airline’s 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the Dubai-based airline ordered its first 777. With this delivery, Emirates will have 142 777s in operation and is the only airline in the world to operate […]

What Emirates’ A350 Order Cancellation Means for Boeing and Airbus

Emirates Boeing Fleet

Airbus suffered a huge setback when its most-prized customer, Emirates , cancelled a multibillion-dollar deal for 70 A350-XWBs in June. What rubbed salt into the wound was that a month later, the Gulf carrier confirmed the order for 150 Boeing 777Xs. This has raised several questions regarding the relationship Emirates shares with the aviation majors. […]