Africa: Tanzania’s New Terminal 3 at Julius Nyerere Airport gets Accolades from Emirates

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Emirates Airlines Commercial Manager for East Africa, Hendrik Du Preez said in Nairobi last week that JNIA’s Terminal III is the new face of a rapidly growing aviation industry in the country. “A well-designed and constructed facility like Terminal III will boost the country’s aviation industry and contribute immensely to development and economic growth,” said Du Pereez who spoke to […]

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Africa: How Emirates and British Airways benefited from the capture of SAA- Ferial Haffajee

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Emirates planes out of Johannesburg to Dubai are always packed when I fly with them, from business class to the back of the plane, and they fly out multiple times a day. British Airways is the same story, with flights taking off out of Cape Town and Johannesburg to London regularly. The routes are money-spinners for the global players, and […]

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Africa: A Ghanaian flight attendant assaulted on Emirates and asked to proceed on leave without pay

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A 31-year-old man, who was on a flight from Los Angeles to Dubai when he assaulted an air hostess and behaved erratically, faced multiple charges at the Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday. The Dubai public prosecution accused the Jordanian passenger – who works as a purchase PRO – of sexually harassing the Ghanaian hostess and physically assaulting her […]

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Aviation: Why soon you won’t be asked ‘chicken or beef?’ on Emirates flights

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The days of being asked “chicken or beef” on flights could soon be a thing of the past as airlines prepare to introduce pre-booked meal options. Emirates will introduce a service that will allow passengers to book their in-flight meal before travelling. This means that even travellers seated at the rear of the cabin will get their preferred option. Meals […]

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Aviation: Emirates flight licence to be delayed until KQ recovery

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Kenya is delaying a decision on whether to grant Emirates Airlines a third daily flight into Nairobi until the nationalisation plan for the troubled Kenya Airways is completed. Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary (PS) Macharia Kamau said Tuesday the move was meant to ensure future air agreements with other countries also take into consideration the position of the national carrier. “We […]

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Africa: Emirates to commence twice daily flight operations from Abuja Airport

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The United Arab Emirates’ mega carrier, Emirates Airlines is set to increase its flight frequency from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja to twice daily operations. The airline which commenced daily operation from the airport last month said it will be operating extra flights from Abuja in the months of July and August 2019. Emirates in its newsletter stated […]

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Aviation: Emirates spice up Nigerian Local Taste, to serve Jollof rice, Porridge yam onboard

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NIGERIAN travellers onboard Emirates Airlines can now look forward to their favourite meals while on board the airline, both local flavours and international cuisines such as Jollof Rice, Beef Stew Porridge yam, Braised Chicken thighs, Rice with black eyed beans, Fried plantain, Sautéed Spinach, Sweet Potato Mash, and Chicken stew. This is coming in its 15th year of operation in […]

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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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