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Emirates Airbus A-380 lands in Amman, Jordan

Emirates’ Airbus A380 touched down at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan for a one-off service. The celebratory A380 flight, touched down to a water cannon salute with almost 400 passengers on-board.

Adel Al Redha, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Emirates, said: “It is fitting that after 30 years of solid service on the Amman - Dubai route, we have landed our award-winning A380 aircraft in Jordan. Today’s A380 service to Queen Alia International Airport reinforces the long-standing tourism and business relationship that Emirates and the UAE share with Jordan and its local authorities. We look forward to operating the A380 on a scheduled basis to and from Amman.”

No specific dates have been announced for regular A-380 service to Amman.


Last Updated on Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:12

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Qatar Airways wins Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Award

At a ceremony in Hong Kong, Qatar Airways was awarded the title of Best Middle East/African Airline by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. Based on a survey of its readers and frequent flyers, the awards honor the leading players in the hospitality business and this is the 7th year in a row that Qatar Airways has received this award.


Representing the airline at the 2016 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards, Qatar Airways Vice President North Asia, Mr. Paul Johannes, said: “It is my honour to receive the award on behalf of Qatar Airways and to be recognised among Asia Pacific’s best within the travel and hospitality industry. Asia is a core part of Qatar Airways’ business and network and we are privileged to remain an airline of choice in the region. We will continue to work hard at exceeding our travelers’ expectations.”


Last Updated on Sunday, 25 September 2016 17:00

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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

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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

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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

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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

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