April 11, 2021| 31 0

Emirates President: A380 Still Ideal For Slot Restricted Airports

Global giant Emirates is renowned for its large Airbus A380 fleet. The airline has come to rely on the jet to power its global hub in Dubai. Even with the global health crisis and the associated downturn in travel, Emirates sees a future for the Airbus A380. According to Sir Tim Clark, the President of Emirates, the mammoth A380 still serves an ide …

March 15, 2021| 19 0

Looking East: What’s Behind Wizz Abu Dhabi’s Asian Expansion?

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced its first-ever flights to Asia, which will feature in its 10-strong route network this May. With massive gaps remaining in the schedules of its first four aircraft, many more routes will be announced soon. Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced its first-ever flights from the United Arab Emirates capital to Asia, with two …

March 15, 2021| 20 0

Emirates Increases Partnership With TAP Air Portugal

Dubai-based Emirates and Portuguese national flag carrier TAP Air Portugal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the scope of their current codeshare partnership. In a statement released by Emirates today, it says that customers of both airlines will benefit from seamless connectivity on many new routes across the Americas, No …

March 7, 2021| 24 0

Emirates Boosts Cairo With Second Daily Airbus A380 Flight

Citing high passenger demand, Dubai-based Emirates airlines announced that starting from today, it would be offering a second daily Airbus A380 flight from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Cairo International Airport (CAI) in Egypt. When making the announcement on Twitter, the Gulf carrier said it would be placing a second Airbus A380 aircraft …

March 6, 2021| 28 0

Will There Ever Be A Bigger Passenger Plane Than The Airbus A380?

The Airbus A380 has had a difficult last few years, starting with the program’s cancellation in 2019. Then, in 2020, the drop in demand caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic led to many of the type being put into storage, or even retired. But has the world moved onto smaller aircraft forever, or will we see such large aircraft again in the fut …

February 26, 2021| 32 0

Emirates Will Return To Sao Paulo – Only For Connecting Passengers

Having temporarily suspended its service connecting Dubai to Sao Paulo, Brazil, Emirates will now resume the service starting today. However, the flights will only be available for those with onward connections. Emirates partially resumed the route earlier this month but only in one direction for those traveling to Sao Paulo. Half suspended, half op …

February 25, 2021| 30 0

Emirates Looks To Digital COVID-19 Test Verification

Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to implement digital verification of COVID testing and vaccination. The move comes amid a sharp rise in cases across the UAE since the new year, with the scheme expected to go live in the coming months. Emirates and Dubai Health Authority will co-ordinate e …

February 18, 2021| 37 0

United Arab Emirates Lifts Its Boeing 737 MAX Ban

The United Arab Emirates’ civil aviation regulator has authorized the Boeing 737 MAX to once again fly in its skies. This will be excellent news for Dubai-based flydubai, which has ordered 251 of the jets for its all-737 fleet. The re-certification comes with stipulations, including the requirement for local airlines to submit plans on how they wil …

February 15, 2021| 82 0

Vistara Adds New Route To The Maldives With An Airbus A320neo

Vistara will commence a new route from Mumbai to the Maldives on March 3rd. The thrice-weekly service comes as Malé becomes a popular holiday destination, with few border restrictions currently in place. The route will be flown by Vistara’s three-class A320neo. Jumping on the trend With travel heavily restricted in 2020, only a handful of countries h …

February 10, 2021| 30 0

Emirates President: Airbus A380s Will Fly Until Mid 2030s

Today, Emirates’ President Tim Clark reaffirmed his previous comments that the Airbus A380 would fly for the UAE carrier until the mid-2030s. This would see the airline continuing to fly the giant of the skies for likely another 15 years. Recently the Airbus A380 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Namely, in the context of the aviation …

February 10, 2021| 32 0

Inside Emirates’ Ultra Luxury Airbus A319 Private Jet

When you think of the most luxurious airlines in the world, Dubai-based UAE flag carrier Emirates is likely to be near the top of your list. Its extensive widebody fleet allows it to showcase its glamorous onboard products all over the world. But did you know the airline also owns a VIP-configured Airbus A319? Luxurious, even by Emirates’ standards E …

January 26, 2021| 32 0

flydubai Eyes Has Big Plans For Europe In 2021

Budget carrier flydubai is planning a major European expansion this summer. The airline will add four new destinations to its route map, Catania, Naples, Malta, and Salzburg, from May. The expansion will grow flydubai’s footprint in the continent, especially in underserved markets. Busy May May is shaping up to be a busy month for flydubai. The airli …

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