Africa: Emirates To Increase Flight Operations into Abuja Airport 1st June

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Emirates Airlines has said it is increasing its flight operations into the Nnamdi Abuja International Airport (NAIA), starting June 1st. The airline which presently operates thrice weekly flights into the airport stated that it commence daily operations from June. Emirates in its newsletter to clients said: “In addition to this we will be operating extra flights in the months of […]

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Aviation: Emirates plans to grow operations in Africa

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Emirates Airline has said it sees potential for growth in Africa, with plans to increase its frequencies to some destinations there including Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, and South Africa. Orhan Abbas, senior vice-president of commercial operations in Africa for Emirates, said Africa has been one of the strong performing markets for the carrier over the past two years, even amid […]

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Aviation: Emirates announces interline agreement with Africa World Airlines

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Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has announced an interlining agreement with Ghana’s leading carrier, Africa World (AWA). The agreement, which is a one-way interline will see Emirates customers connect onto selected routes of Africa World Airline’s network, opening up new African destinations for Emirates customers from May 2019. Orhan Abbas, Emirates Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Africa, said: “The […]

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Aviation: After mugging in Bali Emirates warn Cabin Crew about Behaviour during Layovers

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Emirates has sent an internal memo to its workforce of over 20,000 cabin crew warning them that a “small minority” are damaging the reputation of the Dubai-based airline after “unacceptable behavioural issues” during layovers. The email, sent by Thomas Ney who is Emirates’ DSVP of Service Delivery, told cabin crew that time spent on layovers is provided “solely to allow […]

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Africa: Abuja New Terminal welcomes the 5th Airline, Emirates

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Middle East mega carrier, Emirates airlines has stated operating into the newly completed Abuja terminal making it the fifth airline to commence operation into the airport. The carrier which started operating Wednesday, into the airport arrived with 179 passengers on board a B777 aircraft and with 16 crew members. The airline later departed the airport with 222 passengers. Earlier, Africa’s […]

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Africa: Emirates adds additional A380 service to Johannesburg

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Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has introduced an additional Airbus A380 service to Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport), effective December 1, replacing the previous Boeing 777 aircraft on the route. EK762 (JNB-DXB) and EK761 (DXB-JNB) are now served by the flagship A380 aircraft. This change in aircraft supports growing demand in South Africa, a 14 per cent increase in […]

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Africa: Emirates Joins Ghana In Making Aviation History as A380 Lands In Accra

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The Emirates A380 aircraft made a historic touch down at the Kotoka International Airport’s Terminal 3, as a one-off service to the new terminal. The airline’s flagship double-decker has become the first-ever scheduled A380 service to Ghana, demonstrating the airport’s readiness to accommodate the A380, the world’s largest commercial passenger jet. The special Emirates A380 flight was operated by Accra-born […]

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Aviation: Emirates Seeks Etihad Takeover to Create World’s Largest Airline

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Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates is looking at taking over unprofitable neighbor Etihad, according to four people familiar with the matter, in a move that would create the world’s biggest carrier by passenger traffic. The talks, which are at a preliminary stage, would see Emirates acquire the main airline business of Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, which would keep its maintenance arm, according […]

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Aviation: Emirates denies plans to buy a stake in South African Airways

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UAE-based Emirates airlines has denied that it is planning to buy a stake or invest in South African Airways. According to reports, the Gulf airline has been in talks with SAA, South Africa’s flagship carrier, about a partnership.The discussions are being facilitated by the UAE’s embassy in Pretoria, Bloomberg reported, quoting City Press, a newspaper based in Johannesburg. “We are […]

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Africa: Emirates announces one-off A380 service to Accra

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Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will operate a one-off flight to Kotoka International Airport (ACC) in Accra, Ghana, on October 2, as the global airline joins local authorities in celebrating the opening of the airport’s new Terminal 3. The airline’s flagship double-decker will become the first scheduled A380 service to Ghana, with Emirates partnering with the airport to test its operations […]

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