May 24, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Dubai is one of the most popular destinations for luxury travelers. People from all over the world choose to enjoy the pricey pleasures of life in the City of Gold due to the unique super lux hotels and beach resorts, as well as the top-quality of the transportation in the region.
May 22, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Airline adds three more flights to Colombo to meet rising demand
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, will increase capacity on its services to Colombo from 30th June 2013, with the addition of three more flights per week, the airline announced today.
The addition of three more services, which will operate between Dubai and Colombo on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays, will increase the number of flights between the two cities to four each day on those days, and take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Colombo to 31.
The additional Dubai – Colombo flight EK 654 will depart Dubai at 0645 hrs and arrive in Colombo at 1245 hrs. The return flight, EK 655 will depart Colombo at 1410 hrs and arrive in Dubai at 1655 hrs.
May 16, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Brisbane is set to become Emirates airline’s third Australian destination to welcome the airline’s flagship Airbus A380, with the announcement that Emirates will operate the A380 on the Dubai to Brisbane and Auckland route from 1 October 2013.
Adding the A380 to one of Emirates’ two daily Brisbane services will see an increase in capacity of 135 seats for sale per flight and 1,890 week, reinforcing Emirates’ commitment to its Queensland and Auckland passengers. The double-daily service is currently operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
May 9, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
• Group records AED 3.1 billion (US$ 845 million) net profit
• Largest capacity increase in airline’s history adding 34 new aircraft and 10 new destinations
• Emirates passes 39 million passenger milestone
• Emirates profit of AED 2.3 billion (US$ 622 million)
• dnata profit of AED 819 million (US$ 223 million)
The Emirates Group has today announced its 25th consecutive year of profit and company-wide growth ending the year in a strong position despite continuing high fuel prices and a weak global economic environment. The financial year also ended with some very positive newly reached capacity milestones throughout the business. Read more
May 8, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
The Airport Passenger Experience (APE), an airport terminal-format zone offering a ‘touch and feel’ of the airport of the future, is the centre of attraction at the 13th Airport Show running at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre until May 8.
Visitors were awe-struck by the amazing futuristic technologies and products showcased at the APE by 23 participating companies engaged in bringing to our fast-paced and mobile life innovative technologies, solutions and products that will ease the journey of millions of people travelling through the airports across the world in the coming years.
May 5, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
The 13th edition of Airport Show gets underway in Dubai on Monday for a three-day run (6-8 May) with over 220 companies from over 35 countries showcasing a wide portfolio of trendy technologies and innovative solutions for the Middle East’s forward-looking airports amidst strong signs of resurgence in global aviation industry and massive regional aviation infrastructure investments. Read more
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has won Cargo Airline of the Year 2013 at Air Cargo News’ awards evening. The airline was also named Best Middle East Cargo Airline for the 25th consecutive year. Read more
Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, announced on Tuesday an increase in capacity on its Bangkok and Hong Kong services.
Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport reached record levels in March. According to a report released by Dubai Airports this Monday, the airport handled traffic of 5.8 million passengers from all over the world.
Compared to a year ago, the passenger traffic has increased with 20.6% or exactly 1 million. In addition, this is the fourth month in a row to mark a double-digit rise.
The year to date traffic has also increased with 15.6% or with 16.5 million. In contrast, during Q1 2012 it amounted to barely 14.3 million. Also, the total number of aircraft movements in March for Dubai International Airport was over 31,700. That is nearly 6% up from March 2012 when they managed to hit almost 29,300. As a result, the year to date movements jumped from 86,014 to 91,130 or with 8.3%.
The busiest routes were the ones to Western Europe. A big part of them were operated by carriers Emirates Airlines and flydubai. However, the fastest growing markets were in Eastern Europe. The traffic coming from there increased with nearly 68%. That can be explained with the two carriers’ new services in Poland (Emirates) and Macedonia (flydubai). These airlines are also growing with faster rates compared to their competition. The second fastest expanding route is the Asian Pacific with 26.5%.
Even the amount of cargos at Dubai International Airport has jumped this March by a little under 15%, reaching 213,248 tonnes.
According to Dubai Airport’s CEO, Paul Griffiths, the first quarter in general was extremely successful for the airport. Griffiths states that this was mainly due to the launching of the first A380 facility in the world. The CEO adds that A380 aircrafts has bigger passenger capacity and that contributes to the monthly record figures of the airport. Presently, A380 aircrafts make 7,259 flights to nearly 30 destinations.
Moreover, Griffiths expressed confidence that the passenger traffic will continue to increase over Q2 2013. He explains that this will be possible thanks to the current expansion projects at Dubai International Airport.
What these figures actually show is that Dubai has become one of the most popular travel destinations, as well as a busy global crossroad.
April 25, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
At a ceremony overseen by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, Emirates held a graduation ceremony of the largest group of cadet pilots in the history of the Emirates National Cadet Pilot Programme. Read more