All Emirates Airline articles

  • Emirates cargo layout
    News

    ​Emirates converts 10 777-300ERs into temporary freighters

    2020-06-25T12:01:00Z

    Emirates is temporarily removing more than 3,000 economy-class seats from 10 of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to make room for cargo while it waits for passenger demand to return.

  • A380 Emirates
    News

    Emirates to return A380 to service on 15 July

    2020-06-23T16:40:00Z

    Emirates will begin reactivating its Airbus A380 fleet in mid-July with the reintroduction of the superjumbo on flights to Europe.

  • Emirates A380s in storage
    News

    Emirates adding 10 more destinations to its network

    2020-06-19T10:41:00Z

    Emirates will resume flights to 10 more cities across June and July, increasing to 40 the number of destinations served. The Dubai-based carrier says new government protocols to ease travel restrictions have enabled it to further restore its network. Source: Emirates On 20 June, ...

  • Emirates A380 with cabin crew
    News

    Clark: Don’t write off A380, but global vaccine crucial

    2020-06-05T14:30:00Z

    Emirates Airline president Tim Clark expects the Airbus A380 will continue to be a “hugely potent” tool but this will hinge on the roll-out of a vaccine programme

  • Emirates A380s in storage
    In depth

    Middle East carriers aim to get back on track

    2020-06-04T11:13:00Z

    Much of the attention on airlines in the Middle East during the coronavirus crisis has focused on the big three Gulf operators and the struggles of Israeli carrier El Al.

  • blank aircraft Airbus A320
    News

    Clark: Cash-flow concerns likely to seriously impact new aircraft demand

    2020-06-01T14:06:00Z

    Emirates Airline president Tim Clark expects the coronavirus-related cash flow crisis will result in a significant number of order deferrals and cancellations as airlines wrestle with the size and shape of their fleets.

  • Tim Clark Emirates
    News

    Emirates’ Clark expecting tough 2020 then slow near-term recovery

    2020-06-01T13:36:00Z

    Industry will have to “tough it out” for the remainder of this year as it reels from the coronavirus pandemic, but Clark is optimistic that business will begin to improve gradually during 2021.

  • EK A380
    News

    Emirates Group expects at least 18-month crisis recovery

    2020-05-10T08:49:00Z

    Middle Eastern operator Emirates Group is expecting that recovery from the coronavirus crisis will take at least 18 months, as it braces for a “huge impact” on its 2020-21 performance. The Dubai-based company’s passenger operations were suspended a few days before the close of its financial year on 31 ...

  • EK A380 pic
    News

    Emirates A380 dipped below 400ft as crew mistakenly chased glideslope

    2020-04-19T16:04:00Z

    Investigators have determined that an Emirates Airbus A380 descended far below the glideslope at Moscow Domodedovo after its crew entered a rapid descent, erroneously believing the jet was too high for the correct approach path. It descended to 504ft above ground – with a rate of descent of 1,600ft/min ...

  • Etihad 787-10
    Analysis

    Etihad and Emirates prepare ground for service return

    2020-04-16T13:39:00Z

    Etihad’s announcement that it aims to begin restoring its passenger network from the start of May and Emirates’ initial move to test passengers for coronavirus ahead of flights show the Gulf carriers readying for a return to operations.

  • Emirates 777
    News

    Emirates passengers undergo coronavirus blood tests before boarding

    2020-04-15T13:36:00Z

    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has carried out blood tests on passengers to assess whether they are affected by coronavirus, ahead of a service to Tunisia. The airline is claiming that it is the first operator to perform rapid tests for the disease on passengers prior to departure. Emirates ...

  • BA A350-1000 inaugural
    News

    BA's first A350 damaged in ground shunt with Emirates 777

    2020-04-14T15:31:00Z

    British Airways’ first Airbus A350-1000 has been damaged in a ground accident which also involved an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER at Dubai. Images circulating on social media indicate that the trailing edge of the A350’s left-hand horizontal stabiliser struck – or was struck by – the left-hand elevators of the ...

  • 777-300ER Emirates
    News

    Emirates and Etihad add more flights to schedules

    2020-04-14T04:20:00Z

    Middle Eastern carriers Emirates and Etihad have added more cities to their flight schedules as they resume limited services. Dubai-based Emirates will add services to Jakarta, Manila, Taipei, Chicago, Tunis, Algiers and Kabul, commencing 16 April. It said on 13 April: “Only citizens of the ...

  • 777-300ER Emirates
    News

    Emirates to resume some flights on 6 April

    2020-04-03T01:01:00Z

    Emirates plans to resume flying a limited number of passenger services on 6 April, having received approval from UAE authorities. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation as well as chairman and chief executive of Emirates , has tweeted that “these flights will initially ...

  • Emirates 777 freighter
    News

    Emirates transfers all freighter operations to Dubai International

    2020-04-01T10:42:00Z

    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is consolidating freighter operations at Dubai International from 1 April, suspending operations at the city’s Dubai World Central hub. Emirates is re-organising its freight network in response to the disruption from the coronavirus crisis. It says the decision to concentrate on Dubai International, the ...

  • emirates fleet dubai airport
    News

    Emirates to receive capital injection from Dubai government

    2020-03-31T11:16:00Z

    Emirates is to be given a capital injection by the Dubai government, to support the Middle Eastern airline in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak. The operator – which has a fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s – has suspended passenger flights in line with United Arab Emirates ...

  • EK A380
    News

    Largest A380 operator Emirates suspends most passenger services

    2020-03-22T16:46:00Z

    Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is suspending most of its passenger operations from 25 March, but intends to continue freight services. Emirates has the world’s largest Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleets, and has been trying to maintain passenger flights for as long as it could, in order to ease ...

  • Emirates 777 explosion2
    News

    Flawed firefighting preceded fatal Emirates 777 explosion

    2020-02-09T09:24:00Z

    Flawed firefighting tactics and inadequate accident site surveillance contributed to the sole fatality after an Emirates Boeing 777-300 crashed on the runway at Dubai during a failed go-around. While two initial foam vehicles – known as Fire 6 and Fire 10 – arrived at the scene of the accident ...

  • Emirates 777-300
    News

    Emirates 777 crash probe revisits pilot awareness of design logic

    2020-02-07T20:58:00Z

    Investigation of the Emirates Boeing 777-300 go-around accident in Dubai is likely to draw further attention to the issue of pilots’ awareness and understanding of aircraft system design logic. The crew attempted to abort the landing and activated the go-around switches, without realising that the aircraft had briefly touched ...

  • EK521
    News

    Captain perceived ‘thermals’ before ill-fated Emirates 777 go-around

    2020-02-07T11:15:00Z

    Investigators have disclosed that an Emirates Boeing 777-300 captain perceived the aircraft had encountered a thermal updraught, and would not be able to land in the touchdown zone at Dubai, before an ill-fated go-around attempt resulted in the jet’s crashing on the runway. While it had already explained why ...