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Jet Airways and Emirates Airline agree partnership

12 December 2008

Jet Airways have entered into a codeshare and frequent flyer partnership on the Dubai-Mumbai and Delhi sectors. The flight will be operated by Jet Airways and will also carry the Emirates designator and will offer Emirates customers better access to flights across Jet’s comprehensive Indian network.

Codeshares will also apply on some Emitares operated flights from India to DXB offering a reciprocal arrangement and smooth transfers to Jet’s clientele wishing to connect to an Emirates onward flight.

source: alternativeairlines.com


Spas, showers and more: Emirates Airline invites guests aboard Airbus A380 at LAX

8 August 2008

If Ritz-Carlton Hotels put a commercial jetliner into service, it would be like the Airbus A380-800 that Emirates Airline displayed Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport.

It is equipped with two shower-spas, two lounges and 14 first-class “suites” fitted with vanities, mini-bars, widescreen video displays and seats that convert to beds.

The showers and adjoining spas — the first to be installed on a commercial aircraft — are available to first-class passengers, who pay about $18,000 for a round-trip ticket from Dubai to New York.

source: LAtimes.com


Airline allows cell phone calls in-flight

23 March 2008

The Dubai-base Emirates airline has announced a policy of allowing passengers to make cell phone calls during flight, and is reportedly the first airline in the world to do so.

The airline’s Airbus A340 has been modified to prevent calls from interfering with aviation electronics.

Calls are allowed only at cruising altitude during the day, and passengers are encouraged to use “silent mode” so other passengers aren’t disturbed by ringtones.

source: ComputerWorld


Emirates’ growth could make it world’s largest airline

30 December 2007

Emirates Airline has ordered a jaw-dropping 245 new widebody planes, but the company’s president shuns suggestions that he wants to create the world’s biggest airline.

I’m not bothered personally if that makes us the biggest or not,” Emirates President Tim Clark said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Aviation analysts say that the airline’s unprecedented rate of growth would make it the world’s largest within the next decade. At last month’s Dubai Air Show, Emirates ordered 120 Airbus A350XWB jets, 11 additional A380 super-jumbos — increasing its total order to 58 — and a dozen Boeing 777-300ERs — which more than double its current fleet of 112 planes.

source: USA Today


Emirates Airline offers special Americas Cup package for ETNZ – Alinghi final

7 June 2007

Emirates Airline is offering packages of three nights accommodation, including buffet breakfast, at the AC Valencia Hotel a visit to the Emirates Team New Zealand base camp at the Port America’s Cup and a day of race viewing onboard the team’s VIP boat, with full hospitality.

source: bymnews.com