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Emirates Expands Glasgow Flights


Emirates will upgrade its 2nd daily Dubai flight from Glasgow Airport by introducing the 364 seat Boeing 777 aircraft on the route from 1st January 2013.

The inclusion of the 2nd daily Boeing 777-300ER, which replaces the Airbus A340-300, will result in a weekly increase in passenger capacity of more than 650 seats, as well as an extra 70 tonnes of cargo capacity in both directions every week. The second Boeing 777-300ER will also result in a constant product across the 2 daily flights to Glasgow with First Class Private Suites and lie-flat Business Class seats now offered on both flights.

Emirates was recently unveiled as an Official Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Official Airline of the Queen’s Baton Relay. They have also secured naming rights to the Emirates Arena, Glasgow’s latest world-class sporting facility.Car Hire Dubai

Laurie Berryman, Emirates’ UK VP, said: “As a result of the popularity and success of the second daily flight to Dubai, the upgraded service will be bigger and better. It is not only great news for all our customers in Glasgow, but also for the Scottish economy.

“It highlights Emirates’ continued investment and support for the area since we launched the route in 2004, and comes hot on the heels of Emirates being unveiled as an Official Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Official Airline of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

“No-one can be in any doubt that growth remains a key objective for Emirates here in Scotland. We can now seamlessly connect even more Scottish passengers to our extensive route network, without them having to travel via London or other European airports – and we are doing so in style with our Boeing 777-300ER.”

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Emirates’ twice daily service to Dubai is of huge economic importance to Glasgow and Scotland as a whole, and it is no surprise that the second service has proved extremely popular since its launch earlier this year.

All types of the new aircraft are equipped with Emirates’ award-winning ice entertainment system which provides 1400 channels of on-demand entertainment, including movies, TV programmes, games, audio books and music from across the world. Passengers travelling in Economy Class are provided with a generous baggage allowance of 30 kg, First Class and Business Class passengers baggage allowances are 50 kg and 40 kg respectively.

Since 2004 the Glasgow service has carried almost two million passengers and over 46 million kg of cargo to and from the Middle East and beyond, helping companies across the region to export their goods across the globe.

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Emirates expands with new flights to Adelaide, Australia


Emirates has launched its first flight into the South Australian capital of Adelaide, marking the beginning of a 4 times weekly service and representing the 5th gateway for the airline in Australia.

Emirates flight EK440 will depart Dubai every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday arriving in Adelaide at 20:50 with the return flight leaving at 22:35.

Emirates currently provides 112 scheduled flights a week between the UK and Dubai with exceptional connection times making it possible to fly to South Australia in just 21 hours.

The flights will operate using 3 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which will offer Private Suites in the only First Class international service for South Australian travellers, lie-flat massage beds in Business Class and spacious seating in Economy Class.

Passengers in all classes can enjoy Emirates’ award-winning ‘ice’ Digital Widescreen, the industry’s most sophisticated video and audio system, offering over 1,400 channels of on-demand entertainment – the largest selection of programming in the sky.

Laurie Berryman, Emirates’ vice president UK said: “Adelaide is the gateway into South Australia and Emirates is proud to include this fifth Australian destination into our expanding network portfolio.

“We expect to carry more than 200,000 passengers per year into Adelaide and anticipate that travellers from the UK will make up a significant portion of network wide traffic.

“We predict demand will come predominantly from the leisure sector, followed by the Visiting Friends and Family market reflecting the large UK diaspora based in Adelaide and finally by business travellers.

“With services from Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow, our new service will become the most direct route from the UK to Adelaide.”

The service is due to increase to daily flights from 1st February, adding nearly 5,000 international seats per week on the route, representing a 26 per cent increase for the market, which will help boost jobs and investment in South Australia’s AUS$ 5.3 billion tourism sector.

Adelaide is ideally situated to explore such landmarks as the famous wine producing region of the Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island, considered Australia’s fourth icon.

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Emirates to introduce CBeebies on flights


BBC Worldwide has secured a deal with Emirates to launch CBeebies as the airline’s first-ever branded channel targeting children aged six and under.

Loved by children and their carers the world over, CBeebies offers a range of high quality programmes which encourage the BBC’s youngest audiences to learn through play in a consistently safe environment.

From November 1st 2012, Emirates will feature a bespoke CBeebies branded channel showing a selection of long-time kids’ favourites like the award-winning Charlie and Lola and Nina and the Neurons.

The CBeebies channel on Emirates will also be home to several titles developed by the BBC and BBC Worldwide for the international CBeebies television network, including Andy’s Wild Adventures, Baby Jake and Mr Bloom’s Nursery.

The dedicated CBeebies branded channel on Emirates compliments additional programming from the BBC, such as Sherlock (BAFTA, Royal Television Society), starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the landmark documentary series Frozen Planet, narrated by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough, and classic comedy series Absolutely Fabulous and Fawlty Towers.

Also available on Emirates is the BBC’s Live Text News and Sport service, which has kept passengers up to date for almost a decade.

Ian McDonough, senior vice president, BBC Worldwide Channels said: “As a company, we are committed to serving our international audiences – both young and old – with the best British content across a range of media platforms.

“This CBeebies branded channel on Emirates will keep young fans entertained and bring yet more children on a journey of learning and discovery.”

“Emirates believes that providing the best in in-flight entertainment is one of the key factors in a successful flight and we continuously invest in expanding our offering to our passengers,” said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates’ vice president corporate communications product, publishing, digital & events.

“Building upon the large selection of children’s TV channels already onboard, adding the dedicated CBeebies channel is just another example of how Emirates meets the needs of our passengers – be they young in age or young at heart.”

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Posted by on 24/09/2012 in Airlines

 

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Emirates adds two weekly flights to Seychelles


In a move to support the tourism sector of the Seychelles, Emirates, one of the fastest-growing airlines in the world, will introduce two additional flights to the archipelago in December and February, thus increasing the service to thirteen weekly flights.

The airline, known to have contributed to the development of new tourism markets for the Seychelles, will enhance its promotional efforts across its network to sustain the awareness around the idyllic destination.

“As a partner of the Seychelles, we actively support the tourism industry of the archipelago. The increase in frequencies will provide even more travel options and flexibility to visitors from across our network,” said Ahmed Hashim Khoory, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean.

“Working with the Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and the Seychelles Tourism Board has been very fruitful. We thank the government of the Republic of Seychelles for their trust in Emirates,” he added.

On his part, Alain St. Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, said: “We welcome the confirmation by Emirates for its 13th weekly flight linking Seychelles to the world. This is an added boost for our tourism industry, because it helps to reconfirm that we are, more than ever before, but one stop from anywhere in the world traveling in First Class, in Business Class, or in Economy from start to finish. The continued support by Emirates to our tourism marketing drive, we hope, will be reinforced with these extra flights for the benefit of Seychelles and the airline itself.”

The 12th flight starts on December 3. EK707 will depart Dubai at 0845 hours, arriving in Seychelles at 1325 hours. The return journey from Seychelles, EK708, will depart at 2350 hours, arriving in Dubai at 0420 hours, the following day. The 13th flight will be operational from February 5, 2013.

From the start of its operations to Seychelles in January 2005, Emirates has promoted the island destination throughout its network. Every year, Emirates Holidays’ brochure – A World of Choice – dedicates a prominent part to the destination.

 
 

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Qantas has announces a new global aviation partnership with Emirates


Australian flag-carrier Qantas has announced a new global aviation partnership with Emirates designed to give customers a seamless Australian and international network.

Under the agreement, signed this morning by Emirates president Tim Clark and Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce, Qantas will move its hub for European flights to Dubai and enter an extensive commercial relationship with Emirates.

The ten-year partnership will go beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration with coordinated pricing, sales and scheduling as well as a benefit-sharing model. Neither airline will take equity in the other.

Qantas will launch daily A380 services from both Sydney and Melbourne to London via Dubai, meaning that together Emirates and Qantas will offer 98 weekly services between Australia and Dubai.

Qantas will be the only other airline operating to Terminal 3 and the new purpose built A380 concourse at Dubai International Airport.

Joyce said the partnership would deliver unprecedented benefits to Qantas customers and mark a decisive step forward in strategy.

“Emirates is the ideal partner for Qantas,” Joyce said.

“It has a wonderful brand, a modern fleet, an uncompromising approach to quality and it flies to the A-list of international destinations.

“This is the most significant partnership the Qantas Group has ever formed with another airline, moving past the traditional alliance model to a new level. It will deliver benefits to all parts of the group.

Emirates and Qantas frequent flyer programs will be aligned, giving customers expanded opportunities to earn and redeem points.

“The time was right to develop a long-term partnership with Qantas, the iconic Australian airline,” said Clark.

“Since our first flights began in 1996, Australia has long been a popular destination for Emirates leisure and business travellers, making it one of the top three destinations in our network.

“By establishing this partnership we are providing our passengers with additional connectivity in Australia and the region, the ability to utilise reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and access to premium lounges and travel experiences.”

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Posted by on 06/09/2012 in Airlines

 

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Emirates plans three new destinations


Emirates is embarking on a major expansion of its route network with three additional destinations to be launched in the next six months, on top of the 12 new routes already being rolled out in 2012.

From 1st November, Emirates will launch four weekly flights to Adelaide, rising to a daily service from 1st February 2013. Adelaide will be the airline’s fifth destination in Australia, currently served with 70 flights per week.

The airline’s current double-daily service to Perth will grow to 19 weekly flights from 1st December, becoming a triple daily operation from 1st March next year.

The French city of Lyon will be added to the Emirates’ network from 5th December, the carrier’s third point in France after Paris and Nice. Emirates will operate five weekly flights to this vibrant economic and tourism centre of south eastern France.

From 6th February 2013, Emirates will begin flights into Poland, where recently the World bank predicted the highest economic growth in the Central and Eastern European region. The airline will operate a daily service to the capital, Warsaw.

Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, has launched nine new destinations so far in 2012; Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Lusaka, Harare, Dallas, Seattle, Ho Chi Minh City and earlier this week Barcelona.

Lisbon will launch on 9th July, Erbil follows on 12th August and Washington comes on board as of 12th September.

 

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