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Emirates partners with flydubai, broadens destinations

Emirates has announced the expansion of its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents after the two Dubai-based airline companies sealed an extensive partnership deal. “This is an exciting first step in unlocking the...

Passengers at Dubai airports to pay excise tax

Dubai: Dubai Duty Free (DDF) confirmed on Monday that both departing and arriving passengers at Dubai’s airports will pay an excise tax on carbonated drinks and energy drinks in line with the UAE’s implementation...

Dubai airport offers ‘sleep pods’ to travellers

Dubai Airports has introduced “sleep pods” at Dubai International (DXB) Terminal 3, it said on Wednesday. The Scandinavian-designed sleep lounge, located close to Gate A1 in Concourse A, includes 20 “igloo sleep pods” and seven...

Emirates in Kolkata airport bird strike

No passengers suffered any injuries during a reported bird strike encountered by an Emirates flight EK571 landing at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in West Bengal on Monday, according to the Kolkata airport. There...

Emirates NBD Group becomes official banking partner for Expo 2020 Dubai

Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the region, has signed a Premier Partnership agreement with Expo 2020 Dubai to become its Official Banking Partner. The partnership marks Emirates NBD’s long-term commitment to supporting the...

Emirates’ Sheikh Ahmed says confident over succession plan

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has dismissed concerns over corporate succession should Emirates president Tim Clark retire in the near future. Clark has been in post since 2003 and has lived in Dubai for...

Emirates to launch new first class product ‘this year’ – Sheikh Ahmed

Emirates is to launch a brand-new First Class product "by the end of 2017", the group's chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told reporters on Tuesday. There have been whispers of a new First...

No plans to reduce US flights, says Qatar Airways

On the day it announced plans to launch flights to San Francisco, Qatar Airways CEO insisted that the carrier has no plans to reduce its capacity on any of its routes to the United...

Passenger traffic at DXB up 7.4% in Q1

Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) airport grew 7.4 percent during the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest figures released today. Dubai Airports said a total of 22,496,596 passengers used DXB during the...

Air Canada apologizes for bumping youth off oversold flight

Air Canada has apologized and offered compensation for bumping a 10-year-old off a flight, the boy's father said on Monday, after the Canadian family's story sparked headlines following a high-profile incident involving overbooking by...