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Old January 7th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #341
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But Emirates lifted the self-emposing ban on recrutting Sri Lankan staff, so you bet where the current staff will be hading to, especially with the enlargement of Emirates and the new giant Airport terminal that will open later this year in Dubai.

From now on UL wlll have neither a managment, nor a decent staff ... so good luck.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #342
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They are both killing innocent people back and fourth , DON'T CRITISIZE ONE SIDE ONLY because the muslim extremist are doing the same harm to innocent people. Look at the innocent 3,000 people the muslims fantatics killed in world trade center IN ONE DAY, there are women and children there too. So, shut up , stop your foolishness and go back to what the topic is all about, Emirates Airlines, this is not a political or religious discussion.
in new york, from 2001 to 2008, according to news reports, total civilians killed by 19 saudis is around 3.000.
in iraq, from 2003, to 2008, total civilians women and children killed by usa uk and cronies equal around 1 million.
back on topic.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #343
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Emirates won't be able to support its growth.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #344
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Dubai International - world's fastest growing airport in 2007

Dubai International, the aviation and cargo centre of the Middle East and the world's emerging hub, was the world's fastest growing airport in 2007 in terms of international passenger throughput with a growth of 19.31 per cent.

The airport handled a total of 34.34 million passengers, well over the projected 33 million for the year.

The record growth is likely to propel Dubai International higher on ACI's (Airports Council International) list of the world's busiest airports (in terms of international passengers). In 2006 Dubai International was ranked 10 on the list with a passenger throughput of 28.78 million.

The high growth rate in passenger throughput registered in 2007 means that for the sixth consecutive year, Dubai International has maintained an average growth rate of well over 15 per cent.

In 2007, August was the busiest month for the airport in terms of passenger figures with 3.28 million passengers, while October recorded the highest growth rate at 29.92 per cent. For the first time in the airport's history, monthly passenger throughput crossed the 3 million mark thrice during the year, while it was above 2.5 million for each of the remaining nine months. The average passenger movement per day at Dubai International is 95,000.

The overall growth in 2007 resulted in increased aircraft movement at Dubai International, registering an increase of 9.81 per cent. The airport handled a total of 260,530 movements in 2007 as against 237,258 in 2006. The busiest period for the airport in terms of aircraft movement was in December with over 23,309 aircraft movements. On an average, there are 725 aircraft movements per day at Dubai International.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Chairman of Dubai Airports, said 'Dubai International's growth is a reflection of Dubai's robust economy, and its rising popularity as an international commercial and tourism hub. It is also a clear sign of our intent and vision for the future of the aviation sector in Dubai.'

'Dubai International's continuing success is a result of the dedication and teamwork of one and all at Dubai Airports and our strategic partners, and an achievement for all of us to take pride in,' he said. Sheikh Ahmed added that passenger throughput at Dubai International is expected reach 40 million in 2008.

Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports, said,

'While the airport's record growth in 2007 is an accomplishment, it is also the source of the many future challenges we at Dubai Airports must prepare for. As a commercial entity, Dubai Airports intends to further speed up the overall growth rate of Dubai International, and, in the near future, of Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International, while at the same time improving our customer service levels.'

'The opening of the new Terminal and associated facilities later this year means we will have the operational capacity to handle the increasing passenger throughput at Dubai International. Meanwhile we are currently working to maximize the use of our physical infrastructure to optimise the airport's performance.'

Mohammed Ahli, Director General of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and CEO, Air Traffic Services (ATS), said one of the major reasons behind Dubai International's sustaining a high growth rate for over half a decade is Dubai's open skies policy.

'We have had new airlines joining us periodically, thanks to Dubai's envious position as the region's best connection, and our destination network has also expanded rapidly especially in recent years. In 2007 the list of airlines serving Dubai rose to 120, seven more than in 2006, while our network now has 205 destinations,' he added.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:04 AM   #345
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EMIRATES sets to dominate the lucrative Kangaroo Route!

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Old April 29th, 2008, 12:47 PM   #346
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They are both killing innocent people back and fourth , DON'T CRITISIZE ONE SIDE ONLY because the muslim extremist are doing the same harm to innocent people. Look at the innocent 3,000 people the muslims fantatics killed in world trade center IN ONE DAY, there are women and children there too. So, shut up , stop your foolishness and go back to what the topic is all about, Emirates Airlines, this is not a political or religious discussion.
ONE SIDE ONLYYY??? Plz check yourself and look who is talking??? Be realistic and also tell me who is responsible for the 600,000 innocent Iraqis who are butchered everyday? Who is responsible for the 9000 Afghans killed since 2001??? Those figures are certainly much much higher than your 3000 killed in 9/11. And for your kind information, the Zionists, CIA and Mossad were behind your 9/11.

A very serious advise to you; Go Get Some Brains (plz take it also as a request because you really need that)
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What is going on with Dubai's new airport? I can't wait to see the MEGA Atlanta Hartsfield.
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EMIRATES POSTS NEW RECORD PROFITS



Group profit up 54.1% to AED 5.3 billion (US$ 1.45 billion)

Airline profit up 62.1% to AED 5 billion (US$ 1.37 billion)

Dnata marks net profit of AED 305 million (US$ 83 million)

20th consecutive year of net profit for the airline and group

Ownership to receive AED 1 billion (US$ 272.5 million) dividend

Group’s estimated contribution to Dubai economy worth AED 47 billion (US$ 12.8 billion)



DUBAI, UAE, 30th April 2008 - The Emirates Group today reported its 20th consecutive year of net profit, notching a new profit record despite soaring oil prices and challenging business conditions in the second half of its 2007-08 fiscal year.



Group net profits increased 54.1 per cent to AED 5.3 billion (US$ 1.45 billion) for the financial year ended 31st March 2008, on revenues of AED 41.2 billion ($ 11.2 billion) compared to the previous year’s AED 31.1 billion ($ 8.5 billion). The Group net margin improved to 13.2 percent from 11.4 percent in the previous year.



The Group also retained a robust cash balance of AED 14.0 billion ($ 3.8 billion), compared with AED 12.9 billion ($ 3.5 billion) the previous year. Emirates will pay a dividend of AED 1 billion ($ 272.5 million) to its owner, the Government of Dubai. In 2007-08, the Group estimates a direct contribution of AED 22 billion ($ 6 billion), and another AED 25 billion ($ 6.8 billion) in indirect contribution to the UAE economy.



The 2007-08 Annual Report of the Emirates Group – comprising Emirates Airline, Dnata and subsidiary companies – was released in Dubai today at a news conference hosted by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group.



The Group’s latest record performance reflects its success in growing customer demand through the strategic expansion of its business operations across six continents, supported by ongoing investments in the latest technology, products and customer service while keeping a tight rein on costs. This is illustrated by the 21.2 million passengers who flew with Emirates in the latest financial year, 3.7 million more than in the previous year; as well as the expansion of Dnata’s international ground handling operations to 17 airports in seven countries.



Sheikh Ahmed said: “It was another record year for the Group in spite of a challenging business climate, particularly in the second six months where the soaring cost of jet fuel made a big dent, although the impact was partly offset by other operating gains.



“Despite the long-term forecast of a decrease in the number of passengers travelling in First and Business class, I am happy to report that Emirates once again bucked the trend and boosted our seat factor in the forward cabins. Emirates is fortunate to be located in Dubai at the centre of the new Silk Road between East and West.

I believe the threat of an economic downturn will be offset for Emirates by the boom in the Middle East, especially the thriving travel industry of tourism and commerce.”



Fuel costs remained the top expenditure for the 4th year running, accounting for 30.6 per cent of total operating costs compared with 29.1 per cent the previous year and 27.2 per cent the year before.



The airline’s fuel risk management programme continued to reap rewards, saving the company AED 888 million ($242 million) in 2007-08, as WTI crude oil prices hovered around the US$ 90 per barrel mark in the second half of the fiscal year, 50 per cent more than US$ 60 per barrel in the same period the year before. In total, the fuel risk management has saved in excess of AED 3.7 billion ($ 1 billion) since the financial year 2000-01.



In his opening review in the 2007-08 Annual Report, Sheikh Ahmed highlighted some major milestones for the Group which included the move of most of the company’s Dubai-based staff to the new Emirates Group Headquarters; the launch of 11 new passenger and freighter destinations across the globe including Emirates’ first South American destination; and the massive 2007 Dubai Air Show aircraft order which has been described as the largest in civil aviation history worth US$ 34.9 billion at list prices.



He also noted that the continued ability to attract and retain the best talent for the company’s growing requirements will be one of the Group’s biggest challenges.



He said: “As we plan for the next decade, our biggest challenges will be to find more pilots, engineers, cabin crew and skilled staff across our various business units. Fortunately, Emirates has thus far been a strong employer brand, with more than three million unique visitors browsing job opportunities on our online recruitment website last year, from which we received over 288,000 applications for positions within the Group. Being based in Dubai also has its advantages as the city itself is already preparing to welcome 15 million visitors by 2010 and there is massive investment in infrastructure to serve and attract the increasing number of expatriates.”



He also reiterated the Emirates Group’s support for Dubai’s new low cost airline which has been established as a separate entity from the Emirates Group; and remarked on competition in the region, saying: “This is a big cake and admittedly, Emirates has a big slice of it, but there is plenty for the other airlines and we welcome them to the region.”



Sheikh Ahmed concluded: “The Group’s excellent performance this year is very satisfactory. As with previous years, we do not intend to rest on our laurels. We plan to secure our future growth by investing in the latest technology and products, so that we can continue to provide our customers with the high quality experience that they have come to expect from us.”



Emirates Airline’s revenues totalled AED 39.5 billion ($ 10.8 billion), an increase of 32.3 per cent from AED 29.8 billion ($ 8.1 billion) the previous year. Airline profits of AED 5 billion ($1.37 billion) marked a 62.1 per cent increase over 2006-07’s record profits of AED 3.1 billion ($844 million).



This result was due to improved yields and higher load factors on increased capacity; as well as other operating gains.



In 2007-08, the airline’s fleet expanded with 11 new Boeing 777s delivered, including Emirates’ first 777-200LR passenger aircraft. At the end of the financial year Emirates’ fleet reached 114 aircraft, including 10 freighters, boasting an average age of 67 months – one of the youngest commercial fleets in the skies.



The record aircraft order at the 2007 Dubai Air Show brings Emirates’ total order book, excluding options, to 182 aircraft at the end of March 2008, worth approximately US $58 billion.



During the year, the airline launched passenger services to seven new destinations - Newcastle, Venice, Sao Paulo, Ahmedabad, Toronto, Houston and Cape Town - and strengthened its existing network by adding services onto existing routes most notably to high-demand cities in China, India, Middle East and Africa.



Passenger seat factor increased to 79.8 per cent from 76.2 per cent the previous year. Traffic increased faster by 16.6 per cent to 14,739 million tonne kilometers as compared to the capacity increase of 13.7 per cent to 22,078 million tonne kilometers. While yield improved for the sixth consecutive year to 236 fils (64 US cents) per RTKM (Revenue Tonne Kilometre), up from 216 fils (59 US cents) in 2006-07; high jet fuel prices and rising costs drove breakeven load factor up to 62.7 per cent from 59.9 per cent last year.



Emirates continued to enhance its products in the air and on the ground, completing the refurbishment of four Boeing 777 classic aircraft with its new First, Business and Economy Class seats, as well as the latest ice inflight entertainment system with 1,000 channels on-demand.



On the ground, chauffeur drive services were expanded to operate in about 40 destinations - including the first offline city in Lugano, Switzerland, and in Venice where an innovative adaptation saw luxury powerboats used for the airport transfers. Emirates also continued to develop its dedicated lounge product around its network, launching its latest in Brisbane that offers stunning 360 degree views and is the first in Australia capable of boarding passengers directly from lounge to the aircraft, including to the upper deck of an A380.



Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer programme, welcomed its 3.4 millionth member over the course of the year. It also launched The Emirates High Street, an exclusive mail-order catalogue where Skywards Miles or credit card payment may be used to purchase unique items from a wide range of upmarket merchandise.



The airline’s internet and e-commerce gateway, www.emirates.com, was redesigned and launched across 76 different sites in 10 languages, offering improved online booking features and a more user-friendly experience.



Emirates SkyCargo performed well in what was a turbulent year for the air cargo industry, marking healthy revenue and tonnage carried despite high fuel prices, a U.S. slowdown from the sub-prime crisis, and bad weather affecting agricultural production in key areas. The division carried 1.3 million tonnes of cargo, an improvement of 10.9 per cent over the previous year’s 1.2 million tonnes and recorded a revenue increase of 20 per cent to AED 6.4 billion ($ 1.8 billion), up from AED 5.4 billion ($ 1.5 billion) in 2006-07.



Cargo revenue contributed 19 per cent to the airline’s total transport revenue, yet again one of the highest contributions of any airline in the world with a similar fleet. During the year, Emirates SkyCargo introduced freighter-only destinations to Djibouti, Hahn, Toledo and Zaragoza. At the end of the financial year, the freighter fleet was 10 aircraft – five leased and five owned. In all, Emirates SkyCargo carried freight in 114 aircraft, including bellyhold space in the passenger fleet, to 99 cities on six continents.



The Destination & Leisure Management division of Emirates Airline had another billion-dirham year, reaching sales of AED 1.4 billion ($382 million), bettering its 2006-07 performance by 22 per cent. Arabian Adventures and Emirates Holidays cared for a total of 397,000 tourists, an eight per cent increase. Arabian Adventures also played host to 297,000 visitors to Dubai over the year, up 13 per cent from 2006-07.



Emirates Hotels & Resorts expanded from its original Al Maha property into a multi-property hotel operation with International Central Reservations, a Corporate Sales and Business Development unit, global online distribution systems and support services for the design and development of its growing resort portfolio.



The Harbour Hotel and Residence in Dubai Marina opened its doors in November 2007, quickly earning a reputation for quality and increasing occupancy to 85 per cent within three months. Al Maha retained its position as one of the world’s most successful small luxury resorts, recording an average occupancy rate of 78 per cent.



Operations geared up for the opening in May 2008 of Emirates Hotels & Resorts’ luxury Green Lakes Serviced Apartments; and construction began on the conservation-based Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Australia’s Blue Mountains, scheduled to open end 2009; and Seychelles’ Cap Ternay Resort & Spa entered the detailed design phases for its late 2010 opening.



Dnata recorded strong revenue growth of 27.2 per cent to AED 2.6 billion ($718 million), compared with AED 2.1 billion ($565 million) the previous year. Profits reached AED 305 million ($83 million) despite a challenging year for airport and cargo operations with ongoing construction at Dubai airport and peak traffic congestion.



As Dnata moves into its 50th year of operation in 2008, it remains at the core of Dubai’s rapid traffic growth, handling 119,510 aircraft (up nine per cent), 35.6 million passengers (up 18.4 per cent), and 632,549 tonnes of cargo (up 18.2 per cent).



During 2007-08, Dnata continued to expand its international ground handling operations, investing in ground handling businesses in Switzerland, Australia and China, to bring its reach to 17 airports in seven countries. It opened FreightGate-5 in Dubai Airport Freezone to handle premium freight, and also saw operations at Dubai Terminal 2 increased with the opening of a 37,000 square foot extension that will serve 700 more flights per week and an annual throughput of approximately 5 million passengers.



Through investments in staff, technology and marketing, Dnata Travel Services continued to win new retail and corporate customers to report revenue growth of 26 per cent. It expanded its retail presence across the UAE with seven new outlets including a one-stop travel shop in Abu Dhabi, extended its successful Holiday Lounge concept to new locations across Dubai, signed new GSA representation contracts, and broadened its portfolio of travel products services with innovative new offerings such as Camel Polo by Gulf Ventures.



In all, the Emirates Group’s Facilities/Projects Management department commissioned and opened AED 2.12 billion ($578 million) worth of new buildings during 2007-08, including the impressive new Emirates Group Headquarters, the Engineering Centre, Dnata Cargo’s Free Zone Logistics Centre, The Harbour Hotel & Residence, and a new crew training college. Projects currently in progress total AED 3.9 billion ($1.1 billion), including new buildings in Dubai such as the Destination & Leisure Management Annexe, Emirates Call Centre and staff accommodation at Ras Al Khor, Al Majan and Media City.



As of 31st March 2008, the Group employed 35,286 staff, representing 145 different nationalities. During the year, the Group hired more than 7,000 people including some 2,000 cabin crew and 400 new flight deck crew.



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Old May 1st, 2008, 01:20 AM   #349
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ONE SIDE ONLYYY??? Plz check yourself and look who is talking??? Be realistic and also tell me who is responsible for the 600,000 innocent Iraqis who are butchered everyday? Who is responsible for the 9000 Afghans killed since 2001??? Those figures are certainly much much higher than your 3000 killed in 9/11. And for your kind information, the Zionists, CIA and Mossad were behind your 9/11.

A very serious advise to you; Go Get Some Brains (plz take it also as a request because you really need that)
I did not answer this right away because obviously it comes from a fanatic who wants to think what they want to think but to the rest of the world who enjoys freedom, We know better... And to answer your question, the fellow iraqis are killing their own people whom they think supports the US backed regime. Who kills thousands of kurds in Iraq before the US invasion of Iraq? It's Iraqis under Saddam Hussein. Who are the suicide bombers usually? The Islamic fanatic groups, they don't care if their fellow innocent muslims gets killed as well. Get a foreign news report that is not under US News.. You'll know the truth.

I give respect to peace loving people whether they are muslim or not. That's why I am here in this thread. I give my complement to this airline company because of their very good progress and speedy expansions. I'm not a muslim but I know this airline company who happens to be owned by an arab is worth giving praises too.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 06:06 PM   #350
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Finally. Emirates wasn't doing anything much with SriLankan and neither was SriLankan providing much benefits for Emirates anyway.

UL can become a prominent airline again if Sri Lanka's internal problems are solved. UL could do well without EK. Just make peace with them, *** damnit. The place would be so much attractive to go to.

Emirates airlines bought into Sri Lankan (Air lanka, as it was originally known)
to get parking slots of the latter at Heathrow (most significant reason), get hold of the Australian routes of Sri lankan Airlines and the lucrative lower cost flights to South India via Sri Lanka. The relationship worked quite well for Emirates airlines of course. As of June 2007 (I think Sri Lankan Govt. already knew that Emirates would not renew the contract) they have decided to resume direct flights between Sri lanka and Australia. Dont know if they have already resumed.

http://www.minister.infrastructure.g...101mv_2007.htm

As for the circuitous Indian flights via Sri Lanka, there are now already enough budget carriers plying direct on those routes for around the same fare (with many more to follow)...

Basically it is no longer viable for Emirates airlines to keep shares of Sri Lankan.
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INAUGURAL EMIRATES A380 FLIGHT TO NEW YORK

HEY EVERYONE ITS THE FIRST FLIGHT OF EMIRATES A380 TO NEW YORK ON THE 1ST OF AUGUST. IF ANYONE CAN GET ANY PICTURES WHATSOEVER PLEASE DONT BE SHY.WETHER YOUR IN NEW YORK OR DUBAI TRY GET TO THE AIRPORT PLEASE!!!!!!!!
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you can find some pics on Jetphotos.net now
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photo of economy interior of emirates A380


Delivery Ceremony on Airbus Plant Hamburg Finkenwerder.
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showering at 43000 feet on the new emirates A380. 1st time ever


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pics of emirates a380 arriving in dubai yesterday





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who wants to take a shower?? loooooooool
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Wow, this picture of the King of the Skyes is absolutely fantastic. The A380 is now delivered to two customers. Once more will follow to other customers, and with current fuel prices, and with an A380-900 underway (at some point), I am sure we will see many more A380's to be ordered.

In the end the plane will be a success, and airlines like Emirates will make it so! Congratulations to Emirates and Airbus for this achievement.
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it really does look awesome. I cant wait to fly on it come december 10 to london. If antone is able to get to to JFK OR DXB tomorrow to check 1st departure and arrival please get photos.
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The shower is very ambitious but I would hate to have turbulence and be taking a shower, will the water ever get cold? hahah Good to see them in Australia in Feb 09.
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I just hope there's enough water to satisfy all the first class passengers. I wonder if they just use and dump the water during flight or recycle it like they do on the Space Shuttle.

I think the shower would be good on a VIP aircraft but for revenue flights carrying enough water for 12 shower sessions seems like it will drastically cut into the plane's fuel efficiency. Emirates probably has everything figured out though.
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