Emirates Appoints New Regional Manager for West Africa


Dubai based Gulf Carrier, Emirates has appointed Afzal Parambil as regional manager for West Africa, effective immediately. Emirates SVP commercial operations for Africa Orhan Abbas said Nigeria is an important market for Emirates. Mr Parambil will oversee cargo and airport …

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Snakes On Plane: Emirates Flight Grounded After Snake Found On Plane


In a scene reminiscent of actor Samuel L. Jackson’s 2006 cult classic “Snakes on a Plane”, an Emirates flight from Muscat to Dubai was cancelled because of a serpentine stowaway discovered in the cargo hold. “Emirates can confirm that flight …

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Emirates Is 2016 World’s Best Airline; As South African Airways Emerged Africa’s Best


The world’s best airline for 2016 is Emirates, according to a survey of millions of airline passengers conducted by Skytrax. The international airline, based in Dubai, won the top honors at Tuesday’s Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony at the Farnborough International …

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Emirates Considers Placing Order for Sixty Additional A380s


Emirates (EK, Dubai Int’l) is considering acquiring additional A380-800s to both replace and expand its existing fleet airline president Timothy Clark told a press conference in Dubai this week. According to Clarke, with Airbus Industrie (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) unwilling to …

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Emirates Reports Record Profit Aided By Lower Crude Oil Price


Emirates Airline reported its highest ever profit as its fuel costs sunk due to lower crude oil prices. The airline’s profits rocketed 56 per cent to Dh7.1bn (£1.32bn) in 2015-2016, a new annual record, after its fuel costs fell by 31 …

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Emirates Extends Online Check-In To 48hours Before Departure


Emirates has extended its online check-in to 48 hours before departure, from 24 hours, effective immediately. Customers around the world can check in online on both desktop and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure. The …

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Brussels Airport Attack: Cancellations, Delays and Statuses of Major Airlines


Brussels Airport, the site of deadly twin blasts Tuesday, will stay closed until at least Wednesday afternoon local time, the Belgian crisis center has announced. The terrorist attacks at the international airport in Zaventem, 7 miles outside Belgium’s capital, killed …

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Emirates Postpones Panama City Long Haul Plans Over Bilateral Approvals


Emirates (EK, Dubai Int’l) has indefinitely deferred the launch of flights to Panamá City Tocumen Int’l after it failed to secure adequate bilateral approvals for codesharing flights across Central America through partner, Copa Airlines (CM, Panamá City Tocumen Int’l). We …

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Emirates Emerges World’s Most Valuable Airline At $7.5bn


Emirates continues to be the most valuable airline brand, pipping the likes of Qatar Airways, British Airways and US carrier United, according to the latest consultancy Brand Finance report released this week. Emirates, with a value of $7.5 billion, ranked …

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Qatar Airways Mulls World’s Longest Non-Stop Flight


Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch the world’s longest direct flight: a 9,034-mile schlep from Doha to Auckland. Should the route get the green light, it would beat the current record holder – Qantas’ Dallas-Sydney service – by almost 500 …

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