Emirates adds Guangzhou to its global list of A380 destinations
Emirates will operate its flagship A380 on services between Dubai and Guangzhou from 1st October 2016, the 67th National Day of People’s Republic of China. This follows the airline’s recent announcements of A380 deployment on its Milan and Johannesburg routes.
Guangzhou will join more than 40 destinations on Emirates’ extensive global network served by its highly popular A380 aircraft, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, London, Paris, Sydney, Toronto, Auckland, Bangkok, and Seoul.
Since the route’s inauguration in 2008, Emirates has been flying a two-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its daily flights between Guangzhou and Dubai, and the airline has seen steady growth for its service on the route. Once the A380 service commences, it will increase capacity by 15% to meet the growing travel and trade demand from Southern China to Dubai and beyond.
Guangzhou will be the third destination in Mainland China for Emirates to deploy its flagship aircraft, after Beijing and Shanghai. Emirates currently operates flights to five destinations in Mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Yinchuan and Zhengzhou, connecting Chinese travelers to Dubai, and onwards to more than 150 destinations around the globe.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 August 2016 17:48
Water cannons welcome Emirates' inaugural flight to Yangon
Emirates Airline launched its inaugural flight to Yangon, Myanmar, this morning. This marks the 155th destination served by the airline which was recently named as the world's best airline by Skytrax based on a survey of several million air travelers.
The flight was welcomed by a water cannon salute followed by a press conference and an exchange of gifts by Badr Abbas, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations - Far East - of Emirates Airline and U Aung Kyaw Htun, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Transport, Myanmar.
Myanmar is a rapidly growing economy with a population of 60 million and Yangon - formerly known as Rangoon - is its largest city with 6 million inhabitants. Emirates' direct flight to Yangon will connect the country to the world and help Myanmar work towards achieving its target of 7.5 million tourists a year.
Myanmar - formerly called Burma - is famous for Burma teak hardwood and its golden Shwedagon Pagoda. Rudyard Kipling's poem "Mandalay" speaks of the charm of the country - "Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!" Perhaps Emirates will be able to charm British tourists to experience Myanmar.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2016 20:10
Qatar Airways now takes you to the city famous for its Leaning Tower
The Italian city of Pisa today welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. The Airbus A330 landed at 06:55 and was greeted by a celebratory water canon salute as well as a welcome ceremony with flags and drums from people in traditional costumes.
The VIP delegation on board the flight, which included the airline’s Senior Vice President for Europe, Mr. Jonathan Harding, were welcomed by airport authorities representatives Mr. Marco Carrai, President of Tuscany Airports; and Ms. Gina Giani, CEO of Tuscany Airports as well as Mr. Marco Filippeschi, Mayor of Pisa.
Pisa is the fourth city in Italy to be served by Qatar Airways, which has been flying to Milan since 2002, to Rome since 2003, and to Venice since 2011. The airline already offers five daily frequencies to Italy: two to Milan and Rome and one to Venice. The new daily flight to Pisa will increase the airline’s weekly flights from Doha to Italy from 35 to 42.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2016 22:35
Want to go around the world 10,000 times?
You may have heard of the history making event that recently unfolded in Abu Dhabi when Solar Impulse 2 landed after circumnavigating the globe in 18 months - without using any fossil fuel. Well, Dubai has another story to tell. In just six months of this year, Emirates Airline aircraft have flown over 400 million kilometers - that translates to going around the world more than 10,000 times.
In a typical week Emirates operates 3,600 flights and its fleet of 252 aircraft is always expanding so it will be no wonder if the airline will soon announce that their planes cover the distance of going around the world 100 times a day. To see a time lapse video of Emirates aircraft movement at Dubai airport, please click here.
Last Updated on Thursday, 28 July 2016 13:07
Emirates launches the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class
Emirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class providing a more comfortable travel experience. The stylish new amenity kits utilize augmented reality (AR) technology to unlock immersive content on mobile devices.
The kit bags come in six designs inspired by six regions in Emirates’ global network – Australasia, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Far East. The designs incorporate the colors and patterns of each of these regions. The Middle East design, in particular, features Arabic calligraphy by UAE-based artist, Tagelsir Hassan.
The kits include all the necessities for additional comfort on long-haul flights including an eye mask, earplugs, toothbrush and toothpaste, and socks - each tailored to the style of the kit bag. The multipurpose pouches are made of Neoprene material - a water resistant fabric - and are designed to be reused after the flight to store anything from devices to cosmetics or stationery.
Emirates is the first airline to introduce AR technology with the amenity kits making it the world’s first interactive kit bags. The amenity kits will be available on selected long-haul routes and on all ultra-long haul services starting from August.
To activate the augmented reality technology with the amenity kits, users need to download the Blippar app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store on their mobile device, scan the designs on the amenity kits and enjoy immersive content on their mobile device
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 July 2016 17:11
Emirates named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016
Emirates was named the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016. It also won the awards for World’s Best Inflight Entertainment for a record 12th consecutive year, and Best Airline in the Middle East.
Based on the results of the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the industry, the World’s Best Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s Skytrax awards were based on a total of 19.2 million completed surveys covering 280 airlines, by customers from more than 104 countries.
This is the fourth time Emirates has won the top accolade since the airline awards were introduced 15 years ago; the airline won the first ever Skytrax World’s Best Airline in 2001, again in 2002 and in 2013. In total, Emirates has won a total of 20 Skytrax World Airline Awards since 2001.
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “We are honored to be recognized by the prestigious Skytrax awards. Emirates has always put our customers at the heart of what we do. … The fact that these awards are based on the direct feedback from passengers is gratifying and wonderful recognition for all of the hard work that’s gone into creating the Emirates experience.”
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 July 2016 00:43
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