All Emirates Airline articles – Page 6

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    Emirates chief: Sustained social-distancing ‘economic catastrophe’ for airlines


    The industry’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis rests squarely on a vaccine, as a sustained policy of social distancing would be an “economic catastrophe”, says Emirates Airline president Tim Clark. But he is “100% confident” that one will be found.

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    Clark stresses bailout urgency as Emirates passenger flights increase


    Emirates passenger flights now account for approximately half the airline’s daily frequencies but a bailout from owner the Dubai government will be needed “sooner rather than later”, says airline president Tim Clark.

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    Israel-UAE to talk direct flights but airspace issues remain


    Normalisation of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates opens the possibility of flights between the two countries – although a timeframe has yet to emerge and other complexities remain unresolved. The UAE and Israeli governments have jointly stated that tourism and “direct flights” will be among ...

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    Emirates adds China and Iran routes in latest network update


    Guangzhou in China and Iranian capital Tehran are among four more destinations that will rejoin Emirates’ network this summer, bringing the total number served by the Middle Eastern carrier in August to 62.

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    How many jobs are airlines cutting due to coronavirus?


    Of the large airlines to have made announcements so far, most have implemented job cuts affecting significant proportions of their workforces.

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    ​Emirates converts 10 777-300ERs into temporary freighters


    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.

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    Emirates to return A380 to service on 15 July


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

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    Emirates adding 10 more destinations to its network


    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, ...

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


    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

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    In depth

    Middle East carriers aim to get back on track


    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.

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


    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.

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


    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.

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    Emirates Group expects at least 18-month crisis recovery


    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 ...

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    Emirates A380 dipped below 400ft as crew mistakenly chased glideslope


    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

    Etihad and Emirates prepare ground for service return


    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.

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    Emirates passengers undergo coronavirus blood tests before boarding


    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 ...

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


    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 ...

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    Emirates and Etihad add more flights to schedules


    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 ...

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    Emirates to resume some flights on 6 April


    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 ...

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    Emirates transfers all freighter operations to Dubai International


    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 ...