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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Aviation: Emirates Group declares profit of $1.1 billion

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The Emirates Group has announced its 30th consecutive year of profit and steady business expansion. According to a statement from the airline in its 2017-18 Annual Report, the Group posted a profit of AED 4.1 billion (US$ 1.1 billion) for the financial year ended 31 March 2018, up 67% from last year. The Group’s revenue reached AED 102.4 billion (US$ […]

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Africa: Court Acquits Emirates, Others, Of Missing Luggage Containing $1.6M

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A Federal High Court, Lagos presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris has discharged and acquitted Emirates Airlines and 10 others of complicity in the missing of four bags containing $1.630 million belonging to one, Prince Chu Ikem Orji. Joined alongside the airline in the 11-count criminal charge were; Pathfinder International Limited, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc, Abayomi Adekanbi Abiola, Isiaka […]

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Africa: Emirate Cabin Crew jumps off the Airplane at Entebbe Uganda in alleged Suicide attempt

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A female member of Emirates Airlines is at a hospital in Entebbe after she jumped off her plane at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, yesterday. The Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority issued a statement saying the lady who they declined to name, was alive and receiving treatment. This was in response to reports making the rounds on social media reports that she […]

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Aviation: Emirates boss warns the US against Open Skies renegotiation

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Emirates CEO Tim Clark has warned American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines not to pursue a renegotiation of the Open Skies pact between the United States and the United Arab Emirates as such a move would need to be followed by similar steps taken with regard to Asian and European agreements. “In the case, you take action against […]

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