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Old November 5th, 2009, 10:25 AM   #421
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is Fly Dubai part of Emirates or its separate Airlines....
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It's a seperate airline.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 01:00 PM   #423
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Emirates H1 profit jumps 165%

Emirates, the Arab world's largest airline, said on Thursday its net profit rose 165 per cent for the first half of its financial year, but warned air traffic demand was unlikely to pick-up for at least another year or two.
"The months since the global meltdown have really tested our mettle," Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said in a statement.

"While some say the green shoots of economy recovery are sprouting, we expect it will take at least another year or two, before demand for air transport and travel services starts picking up again."

The airline said profit in the first half of its financial year which ends September 30 was Dh752 million ($204.7 million) from Dh284 million in the year earlier period.

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is Fly Dubai part of Emirates or its separate Airlines....
Its not part of the Emirates Group, which owns Emirates Airlines, but it was started and founded by EK CEO and also owned by the Dubai Government.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #425
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Its not part of the Emirates Group, which owns Emirates Airlines, but it was started and founded by EK CEO and also owned by the Dubai Government.
So no competition in home ground...both are brothers
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:57 AM   #426
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A recent Aerial Phot of New Dubai Airport thanks to Dark Matter (bottom Left Corner)

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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:07 AM   #427
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Dubai's airports have growing ambitions

Cynics might joke that the reason Dubai airport has been doing so well recently is the mass exodus of expatriates who came to get rich quick in the city's soaring property and construction sectors. But talk to Paul Griffiths, the man in charge of Dubai's international airport, and his biggest headache is not a rapidly departing customer base, but how to cope with passenger growth projected to rise 14% next year. And this at an airport that, despite a 1 million m2 (10.76 million ft2) new terminal being added last year, is often bursting at the seams.

Dubai has seen traffic triple in eight years to an expected 40.5 million passengers in 2009, seven out of 10 of them in transit. Despite the economic problems that have beset the statelet, the airport has withstood the global downturn better than most of its competitors. "We are very fortunate to be the only major international airport recording growth at the moment," says Griffiths. Although Emirates - responsible for two-thirds of Dubai International's traffic - has been the main driver of its expansion, the airport caters for more than 125 carriers, serving 210 destinations.

As chief executive of Dubai Airports, Griffiths is also responsible for Al Maktoum International, the five-runway colossus slowly emerging from the desert at the port of Jebel Ali and part of the planned giant Dubai World Central logistics and commercial development.

Al Maktoum International will enable Dubai to go on growing, with total passenger numbers through the emirate's airports projected to top 100 million in the early 2020s. The first (Airbus A380-compable) runway and passenger terminal will open next year and a modest 1 million passengers are expected to use it during 2010.

Both airports will operate in parallel next decade, with the proximity of the port and a large logistics infrastructure likely to entice cargo operators to Al Maktoum International initially. Griffiths says the current airport will continue to expand. "We are under orders [from Dubai's ruler] not to create a situation where we are constraining growth through lack of capacity," he says. "We will go on investing until we maximise use of both runways [at Dubai International]. At the moment we have around 55 movements an hour, but we reckon we can cope with 63. This is likely to become a problem by the end of the next decade."

What happens before then is open to question. Although the relocation of Emirates to the new airport is part of the long-term vision, this now seems a more distant prospect, with the flag-carrier unlikely to move until Al Maktoum International can handle its entire operation. "One thing is clear - Emirates won't have a split-hub strategy," says Griffiths. "They will only move once they can move their entire business and they don't have to make that decision right now."

Griffiths, a Briton, joined Dubai Airports in 2007 from UK operator BAA, where he was responsible for London's Gatwick airport, and the two roles could hardly be more different. While most European airport owners face a quagmire of planning constraints, environmental opposition, regulation and often hostile media, Dubai's rulers 20 years ago identified aviation as one of the foundations on which the emirate's economic success would be built.

They began planning accordingly, with an open-skies policy and a blueprint for one of the world's biggest hubs. "We take the decision to build now and add capacity now, rather than wait until it is too late," he says. "One great advantage is not having to deal with endless bureaucracy. Look at the 16 years it took to build [London Heathrow's] Terminal 5 and they added no new runway capacity."

Also, while many European airports and their main tenants are constantly at war, it helps that Dubai Airports and Emirates, although independent of each other, have the same long-term vision. "[Emirates chief executive] Tim Clark and I have an understanding of each other's role," says Griffiths. "The size of the prize is so big if we get this right. You'd struggle to find that sort of co-operation around the world. It does help having the same boss."

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...ambitions.html
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Old November 11th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #428
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Old November 11th, 2009, 08:39 AM   #429
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I agree, I really hope the new airport turns out good.


Emirates may look to buy more planes amid downturn

Emirates may look to buy more planes from Airbus and Boeing despite the recession that has prompted many other carriers to cancel and delay contracts.

Airline president Tim Clark said the current fleet was operating “flat out” and existing orders have been allocated to new services, prompting the Dubai- based company to assess the ability of Airbus and Boeing to source extra planes.

“We’re sounding out who’s got more just in case we decide to go ahead,” Clark said in an interview with newswire Bloomberg. “The fleet order we have in place is probably not as big as it needs to be.”

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Old November 12th, 2009, 07:40 AM   #430
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Emirates expects H2 revenues to rise



Emirates expects its revenues to get better in the second half, said Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

"It should be a good year for us. Revenues in the second half would be better than the first half. I am very positive," he said.

The airline, which said last week its net profit almost tripled from a year earlier at Dh752 million for the first six months of its financial year ending September 30, 2009, saw its revenues fall 13.5 per cent in the first half of the year.

The airline's revenue slipped to Dh19.8 billion on lower ticket prices and freight costs even though its profit surged as the airline cut costs and benefited from lower fuel prices.

"At Emirates, we are seeing much better numbers in December and January in terms of forward bookings. So that is a positive," said Sheikh Ahmed. He said: "I am sure many airlines in the region might be seeing the same numbers, but I am only speaking on behalf of Emirates. It is really a good thing. It also shows the coming few years would be very promising for the region's airline industry."

Asked if the Dubai aviation sector would be looking to raise more finances next year, he said: "If we need it, we would do it."

The Dubai Government said on Sunday it had repaid in full the $1bn (Dh3.6bn) in Islamic bonds issued by Dubai Civil Aviation Authority. The repayment of the bonds, which matured on November 4, followed the issuance of a two-tranche $1.93bn dollar- and dirham-denominated Islamic bonds that generated an order book with 300 investors placing bids in excess of $6.3bn, the Department of Finance said.

As for the IPO plan, Sheikh Ahmed said: "It is the decision to be made by the government and not Emirates as an airline."Emirates expects H2 revenues to rise
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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:22 AM   #431
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Emirates and Dnata set for impressive display at Dubai Airshow

Emirates, the Official Carrier of the 2009 Dubai Airshow, will take centre stage next week as it prepares to welcome aviation professionals from around the world to its dedicated stand and chalets at the Dubai Airshow.

In addition to being the official carrier, Emirates has sponsored the main hall, named the Emirates Hall, where all major industry players will showcase their products and facilities.

Maurice Flanagan, Executive Vice Chairman Emirates airline and Group, said:


"Emirates has been a sponsor and main exhibitor at the Dubai Airshow since its inception. The Dubai Airshow has grown to become a key event in the aviation and aerospace calendar and plays an important hand in facilitating numerous multimillion dollar aviation deals, uniting the worlds leading industry players."


"As the official carrier of the event and title sponsors of the new Emirates Hall we believe the Dubai Airshow provides a great platform for us to highlight our many products and services and we look forward to yet another successful show," Flanagan added.

Reaffirming its commitment to the Dubai Airshow Emirates has designed an impressive 154 square metre exhibition stand open to all airshow visitors. Spread across two stories the stand will feature a number of Emirates divisions including; Emirates SkyCargo, Emirates Engineering, Emirates Aviation College and Emirates UAE Sales.

The Emirates stand, located in the Emirates Hall stand number A200 is fully equipped and will house two private meeting and conference rooms as well as catering facilities, with all food prepared by the multi-award winning Emirates Flight Catering. Visitors to the stand will also have the opportunity to sample the industry-leading First Class Suite currently onboard Emirates' A380 aircraft in a specially recreated cabin area.

For corporate hosting and networking Emirates will also have three double-storied chalets equipped to host up to 170 guests per day for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The three Emirates chalets will display and promote some of Emirates' most exciting new developments including the airlines recent route expansion in Africa as well as the company's multi-million dollar sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

Celebrating their 50th year of operation Dnata, part of the Emirates Group, will also have a strong presence at the Dubai Airshow, showcasing the four divisions - airport operations, cargo, international and travel services.

Set in a prime location near the airstrip the Emirates and Dnata chalets are well positioned with the best views of aircraft take-offs, landings and acrobatic displays.

Visitors to the Emirates stand will be able to find out more information on the following new Emirates initiatives:


Emirates Aviation College - Aerospace and Academic Studies
Emirates Aviation College - Aerospace and Academic Studies Wing offers a range of postgraduate, academic and vocational programmes tailored to meet the personnel requirements of the aerospace industry, travel and tourism and aviation and business management.

With a strong presence on the Emirates stand at the Dubai Airshow, Emirates Aviation College will be showcasing its latest academic programmes developed specifically for aviation professionals. Educators from the Emirates Aviation College will be available throughout the duration of the show to help answer questions on the programme, as well as take applications for new students interested in enhancing their skills.


Emirates Engineering
Emirates Engineering is one of the most technologically advanced aircraft maintenance facilities in the world and offers a cost effective, quality option for engineering services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

With the highest qualified Engineering personnel managing and implementing all aspects of the maintenance, engineering, planning and logistics, our GCAA CAR 145 approved facility currently supports Emirates expansive fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft as well as thirty other airlines through third party maintenance contracts.

Through uncompromising diligence, a commitment to quality and superior levels of safety, Emirates Engineering has developed a global reputation for aircraft maintenance and become the region's leading engineering facility of choice by many of the world's leading airlines.


Emirates SkyCargo
Reflecting Emirates' overall policy of excellence in every area of operation, Emirates SkyCargo has become a significant force in the global air cargo industry. It is renowned for the highest standards of product quality in supporting business logistics - achieving customer satisfaction through innovation, flexibility and the continual refinement of service levels.

Having transported exhibition materials from Europe and the US to Dubai for some exhibitors, Emirates SkyCargo will be showcasing its products and solutions at the Dubai Airshow, with staff on hand to answer any queries. Should exhibitors or customers wish to book, track or trace their shipment at the stand, they will be to do so on the internet pod where SkyChain capability will be available.

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Old November 16th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #432
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After opening of AL MIA...will they transfer all cargo movements from DXB to Al Makhtum IA.....
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Old November 17th, 2009, 04:53 AM   #433
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Dubai airport sees 11.7% rise in passengers in Oct

Dubai International Airport continued to buck global trends by registering double digit year-on-year rises for both passenger and freight traffic during October.

Passenger traffic rose 11.7 percent in October, the fifth consecutive month of double digit growth as the airport saw a total of 3,496,366 passengers, compared to 3,130,333 passengers during the same month last year.

For the year to date, passengers number 33,565,105 passengers - up 8.3 percent over the first 10 months in 2008.

After nine months of modest cargo growth, Dubai International registered a 17.7 percent increase during October due largely to traffic generated by meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions that took place in Dubai last month.

Dubai Airports Cargo handled 185,867 tonnes of freight in October compared to 157,968 tonnes during the same month last year.

The last double-digit increase was recorded in September 2008 and year to date cargo volumes are now up 2.2 percent compared to 2008.

In comments published by news agency WAM, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Dubai Airports said: "The ongoing growth in Dubai's aviation sector has a bearing on our trade and tourism while it draws strength from Dubai's standing as the region's hub for the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) industry."

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, added: "Our performance as one of the world's fastest growing airports is proof that it pays to invest in infrastructure and build capacity to support and stimulate economic activity."

Dubai Airports' traffic forecast for 2010 predicts a 13.6 percent growth in international passengers with total numbers set to top 46 million.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com%2F573...sengers-in-oct
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Old November 25th, 2009, 12:11 PM   #434
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Dubai Duty Free sales to rise 4% in '09

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Dubai: Retail sales by Dubai Duty Free (DDF), the world's largest airport retail operator, will increase 4 per cent this year to Dh4 billion, managing director Colm McLoughlin predicted at the Middle East Duty Free Conference on Monday.

He said that the retailer has already generated Dh3.4 billion in sales as of November 22, up 2.7 per cent over 2008 sales at the same time.

"We expect a 4 per cent increase by the end of 2009, as the trend is indicating," McLoughlin said.

Growth is being fuelled by the passenger numbers passing through Dubai International Airport and the performance of regional carriers that continue to buck the global trend. While growth continues in Dubai, retailers in other countries suffer losses.

The Middle East was the only region where sales grew in the first half of this year, by 2.6 per cent, in contrast to the global average, a decline of more than four per cent, according to Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

McLoughlin said growth has returned to about 3 per cent, equivalent to Dh90 million. Sales at the beginning of the year were down by 6-7 per cent, but in light of the record growth of 23 per cent in 2008, he said.

Passenger penetration at DDF is currently about 47 per cent, and McLoughlin said that they would try to push it up to 50 per cent.

"I have no doubt that penetration will go up," he said.

Last year, global duty free and travel retail business rose to $37 billion (Dh135.79 billion), an 8.8 per cent increase over the previous year, of which airport sales accounted for $21.8 billion.

With sales of $1.1 billion last year, DDF accounted for 5 per cent of the airport duty free business and 3 per cent of the global duty free and travel retail business.

Paul Griffiths, chief executive of Dubai Airports, said that check-in processes need to be consolidated so passengers would have 90 per cent of dwell time in Duty Free instead of 50 per cent. "Airports have a role to play to get rid of legacy processes," said Griffiths.

"The most profitable business at airports is the relationship between retailers and airports," he said.

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whats the effect of latest news on DXB and its developments....are people have more chances to visit Dubai to take advantage of this situation....
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Old December 5th, 2009, 07:38 AM   #436
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I was wondering the same thing
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The airport would not be affected because it doesn't belong to Dubai World. DNATA which is part of Dubai International Airport just bought the ground services operations at Heathrow airport in London so they dont have any money problems and its only one company in Dubai not the whole city which has money problems.
http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...rport-1.545418
http://www.business24-7.ae/Articles/...ndlingops.aspx

Emirates will also release more routes next year as a new strategy and continiung aircraft deliveries, which includes flights to Tokyo and Amsterdam.
http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...light-1.545669
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/57514...utes-to-follow
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The airport would not be affected because it doesn't belong to Dubai World. DNATA which is part of Dubai International Airport just bought the ground services operations at Heathrow airport in London so they dont have any money problems and its only one company in Dubai not the whole city which has money problems.
http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...rport-1.545418
http://www.business24-7.ae/Articles/...ndlingops.aspx

Emirates will also release more routes next year as a new strategy and continiung aircraft deliveries, which includes flights to Tokyo and Amsterdam.
http://gulfnews.com/business/aviatio...light-1.545669
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/57514...utes-to-follow
Slightly off-topic but do you know if the Jumeirah Hotel Group are in anyway effected by what is happening with Dubai World right now?
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Old December 5th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #439
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I'm not sure ,but they just launched a new hotel so I don't think that they are affected.
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It's been reported that Abu Dhabi will bail out Dubai only if Emirates is put up as collateral, or if a stake in Emirates is handed over to Abu Dhabi. Does this mean we could see Emirates and Etihad merging or cooperating?
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