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Emirates to hire over 11,000 new staff in 2015

Emirates to hire over 11,000 new staff in 2015

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11 : Emirates Group, comprising Emirates airline and dnata, plans to hire over 11,000 new staff in the coming year across its business in line with its projected growth across six continents.

This would increase its staff size by six percent by March 2016. Approximately half of the new recruits will comprise Dubai-based cabin crew for Emirates airline. As the airline gears up to receive over 20 new aircraft this year, it is also actively recruiting talent in areas such as flight operations, engineering, airport services and corporate functions.

Emirates unveils 'specially-dressed' A380 aircraft to celebrate WC with fans across the world

Emirates A380 for wc 2015Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 02 : With just two weeks left until the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Emirates airline, a global connector of people, places and passions, has unveiled the first of its aircraft that would feature the tournament's logo.

The Emirates Airbus A380 recently set off to Australia and New Zealand, and is the first of a number of specially-dressed Emirates aircraft that would fly around the globe, celebrating this major event with cricket-lovers and uniting fans around the world.

Emirates increases capacity on Chicago route

Emirates AirlineThiruvananthapuram, Jan.16 - Emirates, a global connector of people and places, will be able to connect even more people with Chicago on 1st May when it switches from its Boeing 777-200LR currently operating the route to a larger Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, adding passenger capacity.

Emirates launched its Chicago service-its ninth U.S. gateway-on 5th August 2014. Less than a year later, the route has carried 66,000 passengers and 3,410 tonnes of cargo to-date. The increase in capacity will offer

Emirates introduces special fares from India

EmiratesThiruvananthapuram, Nov 26 :Emirates has announced a limited period sale starting from November 25 to December 4, 2014. Discounts are available on all economy class and business class fares to US and Europe from any of the 10 Indian destinations Emirates flies from.

The discounted fares are valid for travel between December 25, 2014 and March 31, 2015 to any of its nineUS destinations such as New York, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and 37 European destinations, including the most recent additions of Oslo, Brussels and Budapest, amongst many others.

Emirates says ending FIFA's sponsorship over not meeting 'expectations'

EmiratesWellington, Nov 04 - The world football governing body suffered a major blow as Airline Emirates announced on Monday that it was ending its sponsorship of FIFA in light of the body's ongoing investigation to check if there was corruption in the bidding process for the next two World Cups.

The Dubai-based airline said in a statement that Emirates could confirm that a decision has been made not to renew the sponsorship agreement with FIFA past 2014. They added that this decision was made following an evaluation of FIFA's contract proposal, which did not meet Emirates' expectations.

FIFA made no immediate comment regarding the same.

Fly Emirates for best in-flight food

Emirates Airline Food Melbourne, Oct 17 : A luxury food magazine has rated Emirates as the carrier with the best in-flight food options.

According to Saveur , the quality of the food served by the airline is dazzling" and "a pleasure", News.com.au reported.

The magazine said that the seven-course meals are served on Royal Doulton fine bone china, alongside an extensive range of vintage wines is exquisite, while award-winning chefs create menus that are healthy and delicious. Dining in this kind of impeccable luxury is comparable to dining in any gourmet restaurant or five-star hotel.

Emirates offers special fares to Indian air passengers

Emirates AirlineMumbai: Joining the low fare war with rival Etihad, Gulf carrier Emirates announced a limited period special fares offer for its Indian fliers on Tuesday, starting at Rs 21,858 for economy class and Rs 52,312 for business class fliers to the Middle East, Europe, Americas as well as Africa.

Bookings for the special offer, which comes just ahead the wake of India's Independence Day, commenced from yesterday and would remain open until August 10 for travel between September 11 and December 10, Emirates said in a release.

Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

Dubai, European airlines divert flights over IraqBaghdad - European and Dubai-based airlines have begun re-routing flights over Iraqi airspace as a security precaution, though Iraq says its skies are safe.

An Emirates Airline spokesperson in Dubai told The Associated Press on Monday it will divert planes that use Iraqi airspace. A number of European carriers, including Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France also say they will do the same.

This follows the crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight over rebel-held Ukraine.

Emirates Group reports 26th year of consecutive profit

Emirates Group reports 26th year of consecutive profitDubai, May 8 : The Emirates Group, which owns the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) flagship carrier Emirates, Thursday announced its 26th consecutive year of profit and company-wide growth.

The financial year ending March 31, 2014, also marked an unprecedented level of investment across the group, continued expansion of its global footprint, and the achievement of new capacity milestones, it said.

India expected grant additional 10,000 seats to Dubai airlines

Dubai airlinesIndian aviation authorities will meet over the next few days to discuss Dubai's proposal for increasing seat capacity by 20 per cent, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has confirmed.

The aviation ministry is expected to grant Dubai additional capacity of 10,000 seats per week. Dubai has been asking for an increase of at least 20,000 seats, but sources said it will likely get only half of that.

UAE's Emirates, Australia's Jetstar in new codeshare pact

Emirates-Jetstar-AirwaysDubai, Feb 13 : The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) national carrier Emirates airline and Australian low budget carrier Jetstar have announced an agreement which is set to open up new destinations for Emirates passengers across Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.

Emirates' code will now be placed on a number of routes operated by Jetstar Airways in Australia and New Zealand and Jetstar Asia, giving passengers access to 27 new routes and six new destinations such as Bali in Indonesia, Byron Bay in Australia, Dunedin in New Zealand and Siem Reap in Cambodia (Subject to final regulatory approval).

Emirates Airline builds its own aircraft

Emirates-AirlinesDubai, Nov 9 : Emirates Airline, which normally makes the headlines for buying aircraft, has decided to build one and Saturday unveiled the light sport aircraft to the world.

The two-seater RV 12 is six metres long and is the result of thousands of hours of dedication by a group of Emirates' engineering trainees, working in their spare time.

Over a two-year period, the group of 40 trainees rose to the challenge of assembling 11,000 parts of the aircraft.

Emirates expects to fly 70 mn passengers in 2020

Emirates-airlineDubai, Oct 24 : Emirates airline expects to fly 70 million passengers in 2020, and the airline and its partners in Dubai are already progressing on plans to ensure that the right infrastructure is in place to support and capitalise on this growth.

The carrier, in a press release Wednesday, said these plans were unveiled by Tim Clark, president of Emirates airline, at a presentation to delegates of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), who are visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to make their final decision on the host city for the World Expo 2020. Dubai is a candidate city.

Three new Emirates flights in four continents

Three new Emirates flights in four continentsDubai, Oct 1 : Emirates Airline has launched a new flights to Clark in the Philippines, inaugurated a route between Milan and New York and started a brand new A380 service to Brisbane - all on the same day in four different continents.

First to take off from Dubai International at 4.40 a. m. Monday was a Boeing 777-200LR bound for Clark International in the Philippines. This was followed by the Italy flight at 9.05 a. m. for Milan where the Boeing 777-300ER stops before embarking on a brand new trans-Atlantic connection to New York.

Emirates loses traveller's bags, told to pay Rs.2 lakh

Emirates-airlineNew Delhi, April 16 :  Emirates airline has landed in trouble for losing a passenger's luggage during a flight to Athens. India's top consumer court has ordered it to pay Rs. 2 lakh compensation to the passenger for causing "harassment, agony, mental tension and loss of professional face apart from monetary loss".

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission President Ashok Bhan and Member Vineeta Rai said complainant Rakesh Chopra, an oncologist and resident of Rajinder Nagar in Delhi, was entitled to relief due to deficiency in the service of the airline.

Emirates Airline to hand out Windows 8 tablets to flight crew

Emirates Airline to hand out Windows 8 tablets to flight crewDuring the Monday launch event of Microsoft's new Windows 8 OS in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the domestic airline - Emirates Airline - announced that as many as 1,000 Windows 8-powered HP ElitePad 900 tablets will be handed out to the crew and staff of the airline.

The rollout of the HP ElitePad 900 tablets to the Emirates Airline crew and staff will begin with the initial handing over of 100 devices by January-end; and will be expanded to the handing out of 1,000 tablets by the end of next year.

Qantas-Emirates alliance will protect jobs, says Joyce

Qantas-Emirates alliance will protect jobs, says JoyceAlan Joyce, the Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Airways has said that the proposed alliance with Emirates will help protect jobs at the struggling airline, assuring that no jobs will be lost as a result of the partnership.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is currently reviewing the proposal for the alliance. Joyce claimed that the deal has been welcomed by the staff members of the airline. He said that the alliance will allow the company to grow its struggling international operations in the coming years.

Emirates to start two more flights to Mauritius

Emirates to start two more flights to MauritiusDubai, Sep 15 : Emirates airline will introduce two additional flights between Dubai and Mauritius, a move which will increase the service to 11 weekly flights.

The 10th frequency will be launched Nov 4 while the 11th weekly flight will start Dec 6r, increasing existing the capacity by 22 percent per week per direction.

"We are standing by the destination at a time when the international outlook for travel is uncertain," said Majid Al Mualla, Emirates' senior vice president, commercial operations, West Asia '&' Indian Ocean.

Air Services opens new doors of growth in Middle-East

EtihadThe Middle-East region saw unprecedented rise in number of travelers coming in the region, thanks to the airlines proving better air connectivity between Arab countries and rest of the world. The boom in flights also proved beneficial for the local population as it provided employment to a large number of people.

Emirates and Etihad Airways are witnessing significant rise in demand of air services from holidaymakers and business executives and thus putting extra efforts in place for enhancing the services.

Emirates Airline Starts Online Check-In Service

Emirates Airline Starts Online Check-In ServiceEmirates Airline has made announcement about the recommencement of its online check-in service, affected by the interruption in flights because of residue from Iceland's volcano, from Monday.

The United Arab Emirates-based airline stated that it would run additional services on several routes to get thousands of stranded riders their destination.

Richard Vaughan, Emirates' divisional senior vice president, stated, "We are continually assessing every option available as we strive to resume normal service across the network."

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