Emirates A380 says “Namaste Mumbai”

Courtesy: Emirates Airlines.

Courtesy: Emirates Airlines.

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has commenced its first scheduled Airbus A380 service to India with a daily flight between Dubai and Mumbai.

EK500 took off from Dubai International airport at 21:55 hours on 21st July, arriving at Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai at 02:30, covering the approximate 2,222kms at an average cruising speed of 822kms per hour.

The return flight EK501 took off from Terminal 2 in Mumbai at 04:30hrs and arrived back at Emirates Terminal 3 in Dubai, the airline’s home and hub for its specially designed A380 terminal – Concourse A, at 06.00 hours.

Emirates’ Ahmed Khoory, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West Asia and Indian Ocean said: “Mumbai was one of the first destinations on our route network when we launched in 1985. Dubai and Mumbai share a rich tapestry of partnerships, business and culture. In the past 29 years, we have flown over 42 million passengers between India and the UAE and so it is quite fitting that the city becomes our 29th A380 destination. Now our customers on the route can experience the luxury, the quietness and the outstanding service onboard an Emirates A380, in addition to the other four daily services we will continue to operate to the city.”

Mr Naveen Chawla, Vice President – Aero marketing, Mumbai International Airport Private Limited said, “We are delighted to welcome the arrival of Emirates’ first A380 to India in Mumbai. We are glad that passengers flying from Mumbai’s Terminal 2 to Dubai will now be able to enjoy the premium services of Emirates’ state-of-the-art Airbus A380. This is a momentous occasion for us as Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport  (CSIA) Mumbai is now the only airport in India to handle A380 aircraft operations for more than one international airline. This is yet another milestone event to our continuous endeavour to enhance the comfort and convenience of passengers travelling through CSIA and justifies our operational capabilities to handle bigger aircraft at T2.”

Courtesy: Emirates Airlines.

Courtesy: Emirates Airlines.

To mark these first flights passengers on board EK500 and EK501 from Dubai and Mumbai were given a special commemorative certificate and gift. A specially commissioned piece of artwork, a traditional Indian “Rangoli” was created by local Mumbai artists.

Emirates now has 50 A380s in its fleet of 224 wide-bodied aircraft and is the largest operator in the world of the double-decker with 90 more on order. Mumbai is the newest destination on its A380 network, and follows closely on the heels of Kuwait, which started on 16th July. The A380 offers passengers travelling to and from Mumbai a choice of 14 First Class Suites, 76 lie-flat Business Class seats on the upper deck and 399 comfortable Economy Class seats in four sections on the main deck.

Every seat on board is connected to ice,  which has just been voted the world’s best inflight entertainment system for the 10th year in a row by Skytrax, the world’s largest airline passenger satisfaction survey of over 18 million passengers worldwide. ice Digital widescreen offers passengers up to 1,800 channels of multi-lingual entertainment including the latest movies, television programmes and podcasts, international music collections including the ability for passengers to build their own playlists for the journey, and in seat wi-fi to allow for a connected as well as entertaining flight.

Passengers in all cabins can enjoy Emirates’ recently launched Indian menu which features regionally themed dishes from across India, served by multilingual cabin crew.

A unique feature on the Emirates A380 is the onboard Shower Spas which allow First Class passengers to arrive revitalised and refreshed. Another is the onboard lounge where First Class and Business Class passengers can relax and connect over a range of specially selected beverages and hot and cold canapés, creating an exclusive social experience at 40,000 feet.

For more information about Emirates’ services to India, to book flights or to have a virtual tour of an Emirates A380, please visit, www.emirates.com.

Source: Emirates.

Emirates takes delivery of its 50th Airbus A380

Courtesy: Airbus.

Courtesy: Airbus.

A major milestone for the A380 programme, Emirates and Airbus today celebrated in Hamburg, Germany the delivery of the 50th A380 for the Dubai-based airline. It is the 136th A380 which has been delivered in total.

Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said: “Emirates has seen tremendous organic growth in the past 4 years, probably the fastest of any airline in history. We’ve literally added capacity equivalent to what some mid-sized airlines operate, but more significantly, we have maintained high seat loads and profitability. This speaks to the strength of our world-class product, and also our business model which is based on an efficient global hub that connects Dubai to the world, and almost any two cities in the world via Dubai.”

He added: “The A380 has been very successful for us, and this is reflected in the strong customer interest and high seat factors wherever we’ve deployed the aircraft. The A380 has helped us serve customer demand on trunk routes, operate more efficiently at slot-constrained airports, and also introduce new concepts on-board that have redefined the flying experience. Moving forward, we will see quite a ramp up in the delivery programme and by late 2017 we will have around 90 A380s in our fleet to support existing and new A380 routes.”

“The A380 is pleasing its operators by increasing passenger traffic, strengthening load factors and improving their market share. The delivery of the 50th A380 to Emirates shows the profit enhancing capabilities of this aircraft and the extraordinary vision of Emirates and Sir Tim”, says John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.

Courtesy: Airbus.

Courtesy: Airbus.

Following delivery of their first A380 in July 2008, Emirates took delivery of their 25th A380 in October 2012. All Emirates’ A380s are powered by Engine Alliance GP7200 engines. The airline has 140 A380 on order.

For the ferry flight from Hamburg to Dubai, the aircraft was loaded with 41 tonnes of relief goods. This is the biggest amount which has ever been transported on a single flight organised by the Airbus Corporate Foundation. The goods will be deployed in cooperation with ACF (Action Contre la Faim) to a UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Dubai.

Since first entering service in 2007, the A380 has joined the fleets of 11 world class carriers. The aircraft flies 8,500 nautical miles or 15,700 kilometres non-stop, carrying more people at lower cost and with less impact on the environment. The spacious, quiet cabin and smooth ride have made the A380 a firm favorite with both airlines and passengers, resulting in higher load factors wherever it flies.

The total A380 fleet has accumulated over 1.4 million flight hours in more than 172,000 commercial flights. To date over 60 million passengers have already enjoyed the unique experience of flying on board an A380. Every four minutes, an A380 either takes off or lands at one of the 37 airports where it operates today and the network is constantly growing.

Source: Airbus.

Emirates finaliza a encomenda para 150 Boeing 777X

“Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.”

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Cortesia: Boeing.

A Boeing e Emirates finalizaram a encomenda de 150 777X, no valor de 56 bilhões de dólares a preços de tabela. O pedido foi anunciado pela primeira vez como um compromisso no Dubai Airshow em 2013, a encomenda feita pela maior operadora do Boeing 777 foi parte do maior lançamento de produto na história do jato comercial.

Baseado em uma combinação de 115 777-9X e 35 777-8x, o pedido inclui também a possibilidade de compra de mais 50 aviões que, se exercida, pode aumentar o valor para cerca de 75 bilhões de dólares a preços de tabela.

“Com a encomenda de 150 777X, a Emirates agora tem 208 Boeing 777 pendentes para entrega, criando e fixando empregos em toda a cadeia de suprimentos”, disse o presidente da Emirates Sr. Tim Clark. “Hoje a Emirates opera mais de um em cada 10 aviões Boeing 777 produzido. Nós voamos 138 desses aviões eficientes em todo o mundo abrangendo os EUA e a América Latina no oeste, a Nova Zelândia e Japão no Oriente. O 777X vai nos oferecer flexibilidade operacional em termos de alcance, maior capacidade de passageiros e de eficiência de combustível, e estamos ansiosos para introduzí-los em nossa frota a partir de 2020.”

“Estamos extremamente orgulhosos de ter a Emirates, a maior operadora do 777, continuando a sua parceria de longa data com a Boeing, e tornando-se o maior cliente de lançamento do 777X”, disse o presidente e CEO da Boeing Commercial Airplanes Ray Conner. “Sendo um produto orientado ao cliente, estou confiante de que o 777X – com seus novos motores e novo projeto da asa feita com materias compostos – trará um valor superior em termos de desempenho, eficiência e confiabilidade a Emirates e aos nossos outros clientes lançadores.”

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Cortesia: Boeing.

O 777X irá introduzir as mais recentes tecnologias, incluindo o motor comercial mais avançado já apresentado, o GE9X produzido pela GE Aviation. E uma nova asa composta totalmente nova e de alta efeciência, que possui uma envergadura maior do que a dos atuais 777. A Família 777X inclui o 777-8X e 777-9X, ambos projetados para responder às necessidades do mercado e as preferências dos clientes.

O 777-9X será 12 por cento mais eficiente do que qualquer aeronave concorrente, o que é necessário no ambiente competitivo de hoje. O 777-8X é 5 por cento mais eficiente do que o seu concorrente em todas as faixas, proporcionando novas oportunidades de rotas.

Estando o projeto do 777X já em desenvolvimento e a produção marcada para iniciar em 2017, a primeira entrega está prevista para 2020. Até o momento, o 777X acumulou 300 pedidos e compromissos de seis clientes no mundo todo.

Fonte: Boeing.

Tradução: Aviation News.

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Emirates Finalize Order for 150 Boeing 777Xs

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Courtesy: Boeing.

Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalized an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices. First announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, the order by the world’s largest 777 operator was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history.

The order – a combination of 115 777-9Xs and 35 777-8Xs – also includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes that, if exercised, could increase value to approximately $75 billion at list prices.

“With the order for 150 777Xs, Emirates now has 208 Boeing 777s pending delivery, creating and securing jobs across the supply chain,” said Emirates president Sir Tim Clark. “Today Emirates operates more than one in every 10 Boeing 777s aircraft built. We fly 138 of these efficient planes across the globe spanning the USA and Latin America in the west, to New Zealand and Japan in the East. The 777X will offer us operational flexibility in terms of range, more passenger capacity and fuel efficiency, and we look forward to inducting them into our fleet from 2020.”

“We are extremely proud to have Emirates, the world’s largest 777 operator, continue its long-standing partnership with Boeing by becoming the largest launch customer for the 777X,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner. “Being a customer-driven product, I’m confident the 777X – with its new engines and all-new composite wing design – will bring superior value in terms of performance, efficiency and reliability to Emirates and our other launch customers.”

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Courtesy: Boeing.

The 777X will introduce the latest technologies including the most advanced commercial engine ever – the GE9X by GE Aviation – and an all-new high efficiency composite wing that has a longer span than today’s 777. The 777X family includes the 777-8X and the 777-9X, both designed to respond to market needs and customer preferences.

The 777-9X will be 12 percent more fuel efficient than any competing airplane, necessary in today’s competitive environment. The 777-8X is 5 percent more efficient than its competitor at all ranges while providing for new network opportunities.

Design of the 777X is underway and production is set to begin in 2017, with first delivery targeted for 2020. To date, the 777X has accumulated 300 orders and commitments from six customers worldwide.

Source: Boeing.

Emirates Increases Capacity on its Newly Introduced Boston Route

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

Emirates launched its Boston service – its eighth US gateway – on 10th March 2014. The Boeing 777-300ER will offer 88 additional Economy Class seats, representing a 40% increase in seating. This is in addition to offering customers a choice of eight First Class Suites and 42 Business Class seats.

“Emirates has seen steady growth on our Boston route since its launch only three months ago. We believe this strong demand is thanks to Emirates’ unique product and service which is offered to our customers in all three cabins. This means that in response we are able to introduce the larger Emirates Boeing 777-300ER to New England,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West. “The choice of connecting flights to West Asia, the Middle East, Far East and Africa via our home and hub in Dubai means our passengers travelling to and from Boston can enjoy unparalleled connectivity to over 140 destinations on Emirates’ global network, and also reinforces our confidence in the continued growth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

Boston, which welcomes nearly 12 million visitors a year, is a dynamic city experiencing strong economic and commercial growth. With more than 50 New England companies operating in the UAE, the Boston route has proven popular among corporate travellers journeying to Emirates’ home and hub in Dubai. In addition the service has also proven to be popular for travellers heading beyond Dubai to India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore and China, some of the Boston route’s most popular onward destinations.

Emirates’ daily flight EK237 departs Dubai at 08:50am and arrives in Boston at 2:45pm. The return flight, EK238, takes off from Boston at 11:15pm and lands in Dubai at 7:30pm the next day. Both flights offer convenient connections to and from many of Emirates’ destinations including India, the Middle East, Singapore and Bangkok.

For passengers starting or ending their journey in the US outside Boston, Emirates’ agreement with JetBlue provides convenient connections to and from 47 destinations from JetBlue’s hub in Boston Logan International Airport including: Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. Passengers on both Emirates and JetBlue can also earn reciprocal miles and redeem reward flights on both airlines.

On-board, customers enjoy specially created regional menus and a wide range of movies, TV programmes, games and music through ice, Emirates’ multi-award winning in-flight entertainment system, while being served by Emirates’ multi-lingual cabin crew.

Tickets for this route are available for purchase through customers’ preferred travel agency, Emirates’ ticket offices or online at www.emirates.com.

Source: Emirates Airlines.

Emirates’ A380 pulls in thousands at ILA Berlin 2014

Courtesy: Emirates Airlines.

Courtesy: Emirates Airlines.

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, showcased its Airbus A380 aircraft from 20th  May to 25th  May 2014 at the 2014 ILA Berlin Air Show. The Emirates A380 was the largest aircraft and only A380 displayed this year at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport in Schönefeld.

Over 13,000 people – the equivalent of 25 full A380 flights – visited the aircraft over the course of five days at ILA Berlin. The line of visitors grew to over 155 meters as people waited for their turn to tour the aircraft. This was Emirates 48th A380, delivered directly from Airbus at Hamburg Finkenwerder to the show site, allowing ILA visitors to be among the first guests to get on the brand new double-decker and view Emirates’ award-winning onboard experience including the distinctive private suites and Shower Spas in First Class, the ever-popular A380 Onboard Lounge, and spacious cabins in Economy Class.

Source: Emirates.

Emirates to start service to Brussels

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Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-200LR

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies today announced that it will launch a new daily service to Brussels, Belgium, from 5th September 2014.

Hosting the European Commission, the European Council and over 120 other international organisations, Brussels is a key decision making centre. Home to thousands of international diplomats and civil servants, Emirates’ new service will add to the city’s global connectivity and contribute to further stimulating the country’s economic growth.

Brussels will be Emirates’ 147th destination, closely following the launch of Oslo, Norway on 2nd September. The non-stop service will be operated by a Boeing 777 in a three-class configuration. Emirates will be the first international airline to offer a First Class product from Brussels to the Middle East and Asia offering customers an unrivalled travel experience.

“As the centre of European politics and a hub of economic activity, Brussels is already an important offline market for Emirates.  Our research has shown that there is high demand for this route from across our network, from both the business and public sector as well as leisure travellers. Belgium operates an open and private enterprise-based economy and we expect this new service to further boost bilateral trade and commerce between the UAE and Belgium, which currently sits at around €4 billion per year,” said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates airline.

The new service will greatly increase convenience and choice for the large number of Belgian consumers who currently have to travel via other airports to reach Dubai.

Drawing around 7.5 million tourists each year, Belgium is also home to 11 UNESCO World Heritage sites. In tandem with the country’s growing tourism segment, Emirates expects strong passenger traffic into Brussels on the route from Dubai and also an increased tourism demand for Belgium from large markets on Emirates’ network such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Philippines and Korea which currently lack direct passenger flights to Belgium.

“Brussels complements our existing European destinations and with our new flight, customers will now be able to fly direct from Brussels to Dubai, and onwards to key cities in the Far East, Australia, South Asia, the Middle East and South Africa,” added Mr Clark.

A multi-modal hub, Brussels International Airport has its own train station allowing quick and frequent travel options linking it to all major cities in Belgium as well as the major industrial centres of Europe.

“Brussels Airport is delighted to welcome Emirates to Belgium. With this new daily flight, Emirates opens a direct connection between Belgium and Dubai, supporting the economic and leisure ties between our country and the United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, this new route provides the Belgian traveller with a broad choice of convenient transfer connections throughout the Middle East, Asia and beyond to Australia and New Zealand,” said Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company.

Ranked as one of the world’s top 20 trading nations, Belgium is a key cargo hub with exports accounting for a significant percentage of the country’s GDP. Key export commodities which Emirates SkyCargo expects to transport include; pharmaceuticals, automotive spare parts, chocolates, machinery and equipment and electronics. Imported air freight is also expected to be considerable.

Emirates’ new daily flight to Brussels will depart Dubai as EK183 at 0750hrs* and arrives at Brussels International Airport, at 1315hrs* the same day. The return flight, EK184 will depart at 1445hrs* and arrives at Dubai International Airport at 2325hrs* the same day.

Throughout all cabin classes, passengers can enjoy over 1,600 channels of entertainment on demand on ice, the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system.

Passengers on all Emirates flights also have the added bonus of generous baggage allowance with 30 kilogrammes for those travelling in Economy Class, 40 kilogrammes for Business Class and 50 kilogrammes for First Class.

The UAE is home to over 30 Belgian companies and over 3,000 Belgian residents. Emirates currently has over 160 Belgian nationals working in various roles across the company.

Brussels will be the eighth new destination from Emirates this calendar year following the earlier launches of Kiev, Taipei and Boston as well as Abuja and Kano launching on 1st August, Chicago launching on 5th August and Oslo launching on the 2nd September 2014.

*Flight times are per summer scheduling

Source: Emirates.

Emirates iniciará serviço para Oslo em Setembro

“Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.”

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Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-31H(ER)

A partir de 02SET14, a Emirates irá voar para Noruega, operando diariamente Dubai (DXB-OMDB) – Oslo (OSL-ENGM). O Boeing 777-300ER será utilizado na rota. O cronograma operacional planejado está a seguir.

Time Table:

EK159 DXB0700 – 1210OSL 77W D

EK160 OSL1355 – 2250DXB 77W D

Fonte: Airline Route.

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Emirates to Start Oslo Service from Sep 2014

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Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-31H(ER)

Emirates from 02SEP14 will begin service to Norway, operating daily Dubai (DXB-OMDB) – Oslo (OSL-ENGM) flight, on board Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Planned operational schedule as follow.

Time Table:

EK159 DXB0700 – 1210OSL 77W D

EK160 OSL1355 – 2250DXB 77W D

Source: Airline Route.