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Old August 19th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #541
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Emirates’ A380 Network Continues to Expand

DUBAI, U.A.E.
19th August 2010


Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380, today announced Hong Kong as the newest destination for its super-jumbo from 1st October.

Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380, today announced Hong Kong as the newest destination for its super-jumbo.

Emirates has a total of 12 A380s in service with 78 on order and Hong Kong will become the Dubai-based global airline’s 11th A380 destination.


Starting on 1st October, Emirates’ A380 will operate daily from Dubai as EK384 via Bangkok with the return flight operating as EK385.

Richard Jewsbury, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East and Australasia, said: “We are very excited to announce Hong Kong as a new Emirates A380 destination.

“This commercially-vibrant metropolis became part of Emirates’ ever expanding network back in 1991, and today we operate a double-daily service between Hong Kong and Dubai, one non-stop and one flight via Bangkok. We also operate 18 weekly Emirates SkyCargo freighter services.

“We are proud to be able to demonstrate our commitment to Hong Kong by putting our flagship aircraft on this route. Our passengers from Hong Kong now have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful service and comforts available on this aircraft and our passengers from Thailand will have the option of flying the A380 to either Dubai or Hong Kong.”

Emirates’ luxurious A380 products include two onboard shower spas in the First Class cabin, featuring signature amenities by the airline’s premium spa brand, Timeless Spa. For First and Business Class passengers the onboard lounge is the social highlight, featuring a fully-stocked bar and a selection of hot and cold canapés.

Flat-bed massage-equipped private suites await passengers in First Class, while in Business Class there is a new generation of all-aisle flat-bed seats, for those travelling on the main deck in Economy Class can stretch out in seats with a pitch of up to 33 inches.

In all classes, there is mood-lighting and ice, the award-winning, inflight entertainment system featuring over 1200 channels of on-demand entertainment, including movies and music in Thai and Cantonese.

Emirates currently operates the A380 from Dubai daily to Paris, Jeddah, Toronto, Seoul, Bangkok, Sydney, Auckland, Beijing and double daily to London Heathrow. On September 1st Emirates will begin daily flights with the A380 to Manchester and from 31st October the aircraft will make a welcome return to the non-stop service between Dubai and New York’s JFK airport.

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Old August 24th, 2010, 10:29 AM   #542
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Emirates reaffirms double-digit growth

Nadia Saleem

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010


Dubai Emirates, which completes 25 years of operations this October, is scheduled to take delivery of an average of two aircraft a month for the next 12 years.

Sir Maurice Flanagan (83), the recently knighted executive vice-chairman of Emirates Airline and Group, told reporters yesterday in Dubai that the airline’s growth would continue in double-digit figures.

“We’ll grow substantially over the years ahead. On average … we’ll be taking [delivery of] an Airbus A380 and a Boeing 777 every month for the next 12 years,” said Flanagan, who with Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, played a key role in launching the airline in 1985.

In the past two months, at the Berlin Air Show and Farnborough, the airline placed an order of 32 A380 aircraft at a list price value of $11.5 billion (Dh42.2 billion) and 30 777-300ER aircraft, worth approximately $9.1 billion (Dh33.4 billion) on list prices.

Additionally, Emirates has 48 Airbus 380s, 70 Airbus 350s, 18 Boeing 777-300s and 7 Boeing air freighters on order totalling 143 wide-body aircraft worth more than $48 billion. The airline will begin to take delivery of the A350s after 12 years.

“I don’t know what the other guys are waiting for. That aircraft is absolutely superb,” he said, referring to the superjumbo that has the lowest carbon footprint per passenger with a capacity of up to 525 in a three-class and 853 in all-economy configuration.

However Flanagan said while the airline received two aircraft a month, adding about 900 seats each time, on top of 142 passenger aircraft already in service, it was still facing a shortage in capacity.

“There are places that we could serve profitably, that we don’t have the capacity to do yet... such as Kiev, Saint Petersburg and Chicago,” Flanagan said.

He added that the company currently has landing rights in Australia that were not being utilised to the maximum due to a lack of additional aircraft, while it had unlimited landing rights in the US if the flight went via a third country.

While the aeroplanes would provide the space required for passengers to fly, Dubai’s international airport capacity was also constantly being tested, which had resulted in ongoing expansion over the past decades.

“At some point, theoretically, our growth may be constrained by the capacity of this airport,” he said.

Terminal 3, a dedicated Emirates terminal built alongside the original Shaikh Rashid Terminal, allows — at maximum capacity — up to 60 million passengers a year to pass through. The completion of Concourse 3, currently under construction, would allow a nominal capacity boost to 75 million passengers but Emirates said it could realistically handle 100 million passengers annually. With Dubai World Central offering a capacity of around 160 million passengers annually once Al Maktoum International’s key passenger terminal is functional in about 10 years, Emirates says it will be able to transfer its hub there, to gain further capacity to utilise.

Emirates airline’s financial year ended March 30, the 22nd year of profit, up 416 per cent to close at $964 million (Dh3.5 billion) over its 2008-09 profits of $187 million (Dh686 million).

This was on the back of a 20 per cent jump in passenger numbers travelling through Dubai as a destination and as a hub, that touched 27.5 million.

“We’re perfectly positioned as a global hub, North, South or East to West. We can join any two points in the world with one stop in Dubai with the aircraft that we have now,” Flanagan said.

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Old August 26th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #543
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Etihad signs partnership with Virgin Blue Holdings

Damian Reilly

Thursday, 26 August 2010



NEW ROUTES: The codeshare deal effectively adds 44 new destinations to Etihad's offering.

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways effectively added 44 new destinations on Thursday by signing a codeshare agreement with the Australia-based Virgin Blue Group of airlines.

“All Virgin Blue services will be available to Etihad customers, opening up 44 new destinations in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and Asia and Los Angles,” an Etihad statement said.

The codeshare agreement would come into effect from October, it added.

The Virgin Blue Group of airlines comprises Virgin Blue, short haul international airlines Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue and long haul international carrier V Australia.

As a result of the deal, V Australia would become the first Australian carrier to operate to the Middle East since 1991, the statement said.

“Together, Etihad and V Australia will move towards a total of 27 weekly services between Abu Dhabi and Australia – including double-daily services between Abu Dhabi and Sydney, daily Melbourne-Abu Dhabi flights and six frequencies per week between Abu Dhabi and Brisbane,” the statement added.

Speaking to Arabian Business, Etihad CEO James Hogan said: ““Australia is a critically important market for Etihad and we are very pleased to be able to provide more capacity on our Australian routes through this partnership. We currently fly about 450,000 people a year to Australasia, we think this deal will add about 100,000 to that figure.

“With our combined route network, we will provide all-important access from Australia to both the USA and Europe, which improves our suitability for both business and leisure travel and puts us right in the race for major corporate travel accounts.”

He added the agreement would integrate the Etihad and Blue Group frequent flier programmes, allowing customers to "earn and burn" miles on all of the airlines involved in the deal.

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Old September 21st, 2010, 07:45 AM   #544
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Etihad shoots back over Qantas claims

Ivan Gale

September 20. 2010



Etihad said Qantas made incorrect statements about the proposed code-share tie-up with Virgin Blue. Carla Gottgens / Bloomberg

Etihad Airways has hit back at efforts by Qantas to impede its plans to form an alliance with Virgin Blue, a domestic Australian carrier.

In a statement sent to Australian regulators, the Abu Dhabi airline said Qantas made incorrect statements about the proposed Etihad-Virgin Blue code-share tie-up.

“Qantas’s opposition to the alliance is without merit,” Etihad said in the statement.

Last month, Etihad said it would co-ordinate flights with Virgin Blue, with the Australian carrier’s extensive domestic network feeding long-haul traffic to Abu Dhabi and Etihad’s network of European destinations. Etihad has forecast that its traffic in and out of Australia could be boosted by almost 25 per cent in the first year of the partnership.

But the deal aroused concern from Qantas, which urged the regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, not to fast-track the approval process.

“It is not possible that the applicants will not also be co-ordinating prices between Australia and Europe when they are price fixing on the Australia-Abu Dhabi route,” Qantas claimed.

In response, Etihad’s legal team has said the company’s plans with Virgin Blue were similar to those Qantas already had with British Airways, which feed traffic between each other on the “Kangaroo Route” between the UK and Australia.

In addition, Etihad said Qantas was opposing a fast-track approval process that it sought itself when it invested in Orange Star, a Singaporean budget airline.

Etihad argued that because it planned to begin its partnership with Virgin Blue on October 1, regulators should approve it quickly to provide enough lead time.

“Due to the long lead times required to attract a sufficient number of passengers to make new long-haul services successful, Virgin Blue and Etihad Airways will need to commence the marketing and sale of these services as soon as possible,” it said.

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Old September 27th, 2010, 03:49 PM   #545
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Emirates offers 25% off on companion fare

Travel in twos and save on the price of the second ticket to 43 destinations

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September 27, 2010



Passengers who book an Economy or Business Class ticket can avail the offer to any of Emirates 43 destinations. (FILE)

Travel with a friend, family member or colleague on Emirates and receive 25 per cent off the price of the second ticket with the airline’s new Companion Fare offer.

Passengers travelling with a friend, family member or colleague, who book an Economy or Business Class ticket to any of the 43 destinations, will receive a 25 per cent off the second fare.

The offer is valid for booking up to October 15 with travel from September 20 to November 30.

“Emirates has a dedicated team that work hard to bring these exciting offers to life and we expect our new Companion Fare offer to be incredibly well received by our customers,” said Khalid Bel Jaflah, Emirates Vice-President, Commercial, UAE.

“Bookings from the UAE have been strong and we expect this trend to continue. Some of our most popular destinations from Dubai are included in this offer such as Los Angeles and Paris. Additionally we have included some of our newest routes, Madrid, Prague, Amsterdam and Dakar, helping to highlight our expansive and ever-growing route network.”

The Companion Fare offer spans a large portion of the globe including destinations in Europe, the Far East, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. A full list of applicable destinations can be found on www.emirates.ae.

Bookings can be made through www.emirates.ae or through a travel agent. A minimum of two passengers must travel together on the same flight itinerary.

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Old September 28th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #546
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Is Emirates planning to Buenos Aires as:

DXB-GIG-EZE?

If they are, when do you think they'll start?
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Old October 14th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #547
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Qatar Airways flight diverted after pilot dies onboard

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Qatar Airways flight diverted after pilot dies onboard

By Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY

Qatar Airways Flight 645 diverted to Malaysia this morning after its captain died in-flight. The flight was headed from Manila in the Philippines to the Qatari capital of Doha. Following the pilot's death, the flight landed in Kuala Lumpur around about 11:35 a.m. local time and took off about two hours later after a new crew boarded the flight, according to The Associated Press.

It arrived in Doha four hours, 32 minutes behind schedule, according to the airline's website.

AFP says Qatar Airways "declined to elaborate on the cause of death," though ArabianBusiness.com reports the pilot "suffered a heart attack." The Middle East news site quotes an airline statement as saying: "Qatar Airways' priority, as always, remains the comfort and safety of its passengers and staff."

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At least there was a co-pilot on board to fly and land the plane
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Old October 16th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #549
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can't imagine if Ryan Air's proposal for 1 pilot onboard granted approval
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Old December 4th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #550
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Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300 on taxiway Bravo in Zürich
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Source:http://www.financialpost.com/WestJet...710/story.html

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WestJet, Emirates in talks over possible alliance

Kim Guttormson, Postmedia News · Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010

CALGARY — WestJet Airlines is in discussions with Emirates Airline about a potential alliance, as part of the carrier’s plans to expand its global reach.

Emirates — currently battling the federal government over its ability to increase flights to Canadian cities — is one of a number of airlines WestJet is talking to, said CEO Gregg Saretsky.

"There’s a list of 70 carriers that have expressed an interest in WestJet. We’re working through that list in some priority, that priority being, really, the amount of revenue that we can expect to see from each of those carriers," he said. "Emirates is one of those 70 on the list.

"It covers one region we’re talking about, Africa and the Middle East."

Emirates, which has also clashed with Air Canada about its desire to fly more planes into Toronto, as well as to land in Calgary and Vancouver, was the only airline specifically named by Mr. Saretsky when he spoke to a transportation conference last week about future plans.

WestJet, which expanded its relationship with Cathay Pacific this year and initiated a partnership with American Airlines, hopes to add similar agreements at the rate of one per quarter until it has deals with the remaining five global regions.

Those include the Middle East, Africa and South America.

A deal with Emirates would make sense, Canaccord Genuity analyst David Tyerman said.

"WestJet would obviously like to put more traffic onto their system and interline agreements or code-share agreements with any other airline, especially one that seems to be growing rapidly, has large ambitions etc., would be potentially positive for WestJet because it would add more traffic,” he said.

While Emirates might be feuding with Air Canada, Mr. Tyerman doesn’t believe that matters.

'The main thing is just get more traffic into your system,” he said of WestJet. "They’re not an international airline, with the exception of flying into the U.S. and Mexico and the Caribbean.

"It makes sense at this point in their evolution to look at partnerships like this, and even beyond this stage of their evolution. It’s a logical thing for them to do, especially with the ambition Emirates has.”

Emirates would also benefit from an agreement that would provide better connections in Canada, Mr. Tyerman said.

"They’re looking for more access to the country and they’ve been blocked from that,” Mr. Saretsky said. "So I think a partnership with us might help deliver some greater access.”

The first step with any new partner would be an interline agreement, allowing one airline’s passengers and baggage to transfer seamlessly onto connecting flights. WestJet signed an interline deal with American Airlines this fall, giving it better access to their extensive US network.

It had previously had discussions with Dallas-based Southwest, but those broke off last spring, at the same time it was pursuing talks with Delta Air Lines.

WestJet already has interline agreements with Air France-KLM and China Airlines, and a memorandum of understanding with British Airways.

Code-shares are an expansion of those relationships — WestJet signed its first with Cathay Pacific last spring — where each airline can sell tickets on the other under their own brand.

Mr. Saretsky said Emirates would meet WestJet’s standard for a partner, in terms of "high quality brand names that people recognize.”
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Qatar Airways to launch IPO in 2012
Published: 2010/12/20
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DOHA: Qatar's fast growing national carrier Qatar Airways is set to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in early 2012 after achieving profitability, it said on Sunday.

A spokesman for the carrier confirmed to AFP comments by Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar al-Baker published on Sunday in the Gulf Times daily, in which he said he was "pretty confident" of launching the IPO in early 2012.

Qatar Airways had said before that it would offer shares to the public after achieving profitability in three consecutive years. -- AFP
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Still dont know why Qatar airways do not have a route to Birmingham (GB) as there is huge demand for onward connections to other middle eastern/Indian cities.
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Qatar Airways named best airline in the world for international travel
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LOS ANGELES: For the second year in a row, Qatar Airways was named the winner of the World's Best Airline for International Travel, by readers of the US edition of Business Traveller magazine, Qatar News Agency reported Thursday, Dec 23.

The annual survey of more than 8,000 randomly selected Business Traveller subscribers, was asked to choose their favourite airlines, hotels, airports and other business travel service providers, in a total of 59 categories.

The survey consisted of open-ended questions, with no suggested company names or choices provided.

Proving that airlines in the Gulf are setting new standards for high-end service, Qatar Airways surpassed all other carriers in overall service and amenities.

"We are pleased to see that the business travellers across the globe are embracing our commitment to delivering the utmost in high service and standards," said Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker.

"As we continue to grow our fleet and expand our routes to premier destinations throughout the world, we remain focused on delivering excellence to customers travelling in all cabin classes."

Qatar Airways is one of a select-few airlines with a Five Star Skytrax ranking for service and was recently elevated to the No 3 airline in the world in the 2010 passenger survey that involved a poll of over 200 international carriers.

Previous Business Traveller wins include the 2008 award for Best Airline in the Middle East and the 2007 award for Best Business Class in the World.

In celebration of this year's recognition, Qatar Airways joined the other Best in Business Travel winners at Business Traveller's annual awards gala dinner held in Los Angeles.

The event preceded the December/January issue of Business Traveller, in which all winners will be announced. Coverage of the gala will be published in the March 2011 issue.

As the global leader in luxury travel, Qatar Airways is undergoing aggressive growth with plans to serve 120 key business and leisure destinations worldwide with a fleet of 120 aircraft by 2013.

The airline currently operates a modern fleet of 93 aircraft from its Doha hub to 95 cities across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North and South America. — Bernama
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Qatar Airways Plans to Expand into 2nd-tier Chinese Cities

SHANGHAI, December 16, SinoCast -- Qatar Airways December 15 announced that it intends to further extend its air service network into inland China besides the cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

In a bid to expand its reaches, the airline company makes an investment of over USD 1 billion in improvement of facilities in Doha International Airport, including construction of a top terminal building with USD 90 million in investment. The company will launch more flights to the second-tier Chinese cities, according to Marwan Koleilat, senior vice president for the East Asia and South West Pacific of Qatar Airways.

How to gain a bigger slice of the busy Chinese market is the key for the air carrier to expand its air service network.

Marwan Koleilat stresses that all these are subject to discussions between governments of the two countries. The airline company expects to win approval in traffic rights and flight schedules from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The tourism and labor exports between the two countries are robust.
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Qatar Airways Plans to Expand into 2nd-tier Chinese Cities

SHANGHAI, December 16, SinoCast -- Qatar Airways December 15 announced that it intends to further extend its air service network into inland China besides the cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

In a bid to expand its reaches, the airline company makes an investment of over USD 1 billion in improvement of facilities in Doha International Airport, including construction of a top terminal building with USD 90 million in investment. The company will launch more flights to the second-tier Chinese cities, according to Marwan Koleilat, senior vice president for the East Asia and South West Pacific of Qatar Airways.

How to gain a bigger slice of the busy Chinese market is the key for the air carrier to expand its air service network.

Marwan Koleilat stresses that all these are subject to discussions between governments of the two countries. The airline company expects to win approval in traffic rights and flight schedules from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The tourism and labor exports between the two countries are robust.
Im not familiar with Chinese aviation. Any ideas what the two cities will be??

Maybe 深圳 Shenzhen, 天津 Tianjin, 重庆 Chongqing
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