July 6, 2021| 511 0

Virgin Atlantic leads reopening of Heathrow

Heathrow Airport has confirmed it will return to two-runway operations from this week ahead of a predicted uptick in travel. England is expected to take the final step out of lockdown on July 19th. Prime minister, Boris Johnson, is also expected to offer more detail on the reopening of travel today. In response, the busiest airport in the UK will also …

July 3, 2021| 613 0

Emirates Resumes Fifth Freedom Flights To Mexico City

The Dubai-based UAE flag carrier Emirates resumed today its flights to Mexico City after more than one year due to the COVID-19 crisis. This route was one of the last Emirates inaugurated before the pandemic started in early 2020, but not without some controversy. Let’s investigate further. Emirates is back Earlier today, a Boeing 777-200 registratio …

March 15, 2021| 464 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 7, 2021| 470 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 …

February 26, 2021| 452 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| 607 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 24, 2021| 511 0

Jet Airways Relaunch Planned For Later This Year

It’s approaching two years since Jet Airways was grounded. On April 17th, 2019, the Indian carrier suspended all flight operations amid its ongoing financial issues. However, the carrier is set to relaunch within four to six months under new management. A twist of fate  Last October, Kalrock Capital and Murari Lal Jalan took over Jet Airways. Ka …

February 15, 2021| 431 0

Bamboo Airways Takes Its First Airbus A321neo

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways has taken delivery of a factory-fresh Airbus A321neo. The new plane will complement Bamboo Airways fleet of almost 30 mostly Airbus aircraft. Destined to fly local routes around Vietnam, the new Airbus touched down at Noi Bai Airport on February 7. “The A321neo will enable us to combine comfort, efficiency, and the right cap …

February 10, 2021| 415 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| 422 0

World First – 100% Of Etihad’s Operational Crew Are Now Vaccinated

Today, Etihad Airways revealed that 100% of its operational pilots and cabin crew are now vaccinated against COVID-19. The airline pointed out that it had become the first airline in the world to do so by achieving this feat. The airline’s medical center has also been turned into a vaccination clinic. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the aviation indust …

February 10, 2021| 424 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 …

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