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Old May 5th, 2011, 10:25 AM   #661
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Is Etihad planning to expand It's routes to South America? Perhaps Sao Paulo with Buenos Aires?
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Etihad Airways has introduced new amenity kits for male and female passengers travelling in first class.

Initially they are available on flights between Abu Dhabi and London, Paris, Geneva, Sydney and Melbourne, before being rolled out across the airline's first class long-haul network in the coming weeks.

The new kits include a black cosmetic purse detailed with exclusive crystals by Swarovski and products from luxury brand La Prairie such as moisturiser, hand cream and lip balm for women, and black leather cufflink box with amenities such as a shaving kit with Schick Xtreme 3 razor and shaving cream for men.

Other items include toothbrush and toothpaste, ear plugs, socks and eyeshades.

Lee Shave, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Product and Services, said in its research, it found that very few airlines are developing product suited to female travellers.



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Emirates Group achieves record profit in 2010-11

10 May, 2011

• Group profit up 42.9 percent to AED 5.9 billion (US$ 1.6 billion)
• Emirates Airline profit hits AED 5.4 billion (US$ 1.5 billion)
• dnata records profit of AED 560 million (US$ 152.6 million)

The Emirates Group has marked its 23rd consecutive year of profit with a record performance of AED 5.9 billion (US$ 1.6 billion) net profit, despite a challenging business climate.

The 2010-11 Annual Report of the Emirates Group - comprising Emirates Airline, dnata and their 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.


Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, at the Annual Results press conference at Emirates Group Headquarters on 10th May 2011.

“This year’s record results represent our drive to push the boundaries of aviation, questioning the norms and advocating for open and fair competition. Despite unforeseen challenges in the form of political instability and shocking natural disasters we have managed, through sheer determination, nimbleness and quick thinking, to produce our best ever result,” said Sheikh Ahmed.

In the face of many challenges, both political and environmental, the Group’s revenue increased by 26.4 percent reaching a remarkable new level at AED 57.4 billion (US$ 15.6 billion). Strong revenue has been the main driver for the Group’s record financial performance. The Group’s cash balance rose substantially to hit a record high at AED 16 billion (US$ 4.4 billion).

The Group’s exceptional performance this year owes much to its dexterity and ability to adapt to changing market conditions quickly. In the first six months Emirates was able to capitalise on strong market demand thanks to its superior network and world-class product.

With political instability across parts of the world coming to the fore in the second half of the year, Emirates was able to swiftly adjust flight schedules, redeploying aircraft to balance the network and optimise revenue. The airline’s notable ability to drive revenue, in the midst of an unstable business environment enabled it to partially shield itself against a dramatic increase in fuel prices in the second half of the year.

During the year dnata forged forward with its international expansion through its proven strategy of acquisition, taking ownership of Alpha Flight Group Ltd, a leading caterer with operations in 61 airports globally. By being open to new business opportunities and continually seeking growth dnata has now become the world’s fourth largest air services provider.

“A clear indication of our strength, this year’s financial result represents the tireless work of our 57,000 strong workforce. Operating without subsidy and through a well thought out business model we have, as a team, been able to confront adversity on many levels,” added Sheikh Ahmed.

Customers’ continued preference for Emirates’ products has helped achieve sharp sales growth, record return for the financial year and the airline’s highest ever passenger numbers.

“Emirates continues to dismiss the perceived limitations of the aviation industry, advocating for an open skies environment that stimulates competition, an undeniable positive for the customer. The customer is at the heart of our operations, evident in the 31.4 million passengers that flew with us throughout the financial year, an increase of 14.5 percent or 4 million passengers on last year.”

On course with its financial commitments a net amount of AED 1.8 billion (US$ 500 million) was used to repay a bond that matured on 24th March 2011. The bond, listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, was originally issued in 2004 with a seven year term.

Focusing on the theme of ‘open’ the 2010-11 Emirates Group Annual Report reflects on many of the Group’s successes that have ensured its continued profitability.

“Being open to competition, new ideas and most importantly the future, ensures that we stay ahead of the game. Knowing that we continue to delight our customers and motivate our employees is a true measure of our success,” continued Sheikh Ahmed.

“Looking ahead we have no plans to deviate from our proven strategy of investing in our business and focusing on core customer service. As we continue to grow, we are ambitious enough to believe that we can stimulate change in the aero political arena, for the benefit of the industry and the customers that it serves.”

Emirates Airline’s revenues grew by an outstanding 25 percent from last year to reach AED 54.4 billion (US$ 14.8 billion). Airline profits of AED 5.4 billion (US$ 1.5 billion) marked an increase of 51.9 percent over 2009-10’s profits of AED 3.5 billion (US$ 964 million).

Passenger Seat Factor, at 80.0 percent, indicates the airline’s highest ever, a remarkable achievement given a substantial increase in seat capacity (Available Seat Kilometres – ASKMs) of 13 percent. Overall capacity, measured in ATKM (Available Tonne Kilometres), rose 12.4 percent to 32,057 million tonne-kilometres.

Operating costs, at AED 48.9 billion (US$ 13.3 billion), were 22.7 percent higher than the 2009-10 financial year. This increase correlates with the rise in fuel prices and increased activity levels in addition to an overall growth in staff numbers and a rise in direct operating costs such as handling, in-flight costs and aircraft maintenance.

A sharp increase of 41.2 percent in the cost of fuel during 2010-11 at AED 16.8 billion (US$ 4.6 billion), accounted for a sizeable 34.4 percent of the airline’s total operating costs, close to the record highs witnessed in 2008-09. This increase is a direct result of the 26.5 percent hike in average fuel costs per US gallon, as well as higher overall consumption due to increased capacity.

Passenger yield increased by 8.5 percent to 28.3 fils per RPKM (Revenue Passenger Kilometre), up from 26.1 fils (7 US cents) in 2009-10.

During the year, in line with the airlines strategic growth plan, Emirates significantly increased its order for new aircraft, adding 32 additional Airbus A380s and 30 Boeing 777-300ERs. The combined value of these orders is US$ 13.4 billion and brings the airline’s total number of aircraft on order at the end of the financial year to 193, worth over US$ 66 billion.

Emirates took delivery of eight new aircraft during the year including one Boeing 777-300ER and seven of the airline’s flagship A380s expanding the airline’s fleet size to a robust 148 aircraft. Emirates remains the world’s largest A380 and Boeing 777 operator with 15 A380s and 86 Boeing 777s.

Expanding its global footprint the airline launched passenger services to six new destinations – Amsterdam, Prague, Al Medinah al Munawarah, Madrid, Dakar and Basra – as well as increasing frequency and capacity to a number of high-demand cities across multiple markets, most notably the US, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Emirates continues to benefit from a diverse revenue base, with no single region contributing more than 30 percent of revenues. East Asia and Australasia led the way in 2010-11 with revenue growth of 30.9 percent at AED 3.7 billion (US$ 1.0 billion), Europe followed closely with an increase of 24.3 percent at AED 2.8 billion (US$ 769 million) due primarily to three new passengers destinations commencing in the region and increased capacity through larger aircraft.

The Emirates A380 network was further developed during the year with three new destinations; Beijing, Hong Kong and Manchester as well as the highly anticipated re-introduction of the A380 service to New York.

Emirates continued to invest in its product with two new airport lounges, Shanghai and New Delhi, taking the total number of Emirates dedicated lounges to 28. In total Emirates has invested AED 288 million (US$ 78 million) in its global lounge network.

Employees were also a focus of the 2010-11 financial year with Emirates Airline increasing employee numbers by 5.9 percent to reach nearly 39,000 employees, an incredible feat for an airline that only last year celebrated its silver jubilee. Many of these new employees fall within the Cabin Crew and Flight Deck departments on account of the eight new aircraft delivered throughout the year; as well as in preparation for continued aircraft deliveries in 2011-12.

Emirates SkyCargo saw a strong increase in revenue up 27.6 percent to a record AED 8.8 billion (US$ 2.4 billion) thanks to a worldwide rebound in cargo traffic. Cargo tonnage increased by 11.8 percent over the previous year to 1,767 thousand tonnes. Additionally freight yield per FTKM (Freight Tonne Kilometre) increased by 11.3 percent.

Cargo revenue contributed 17.4 percent 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 four freighter-only destinations, Almaty, Bagram, Campinas and Erbil. At the end of the financial year, the freighter fleet was seven – three on wet lease and four on operating lease.

Emirates Airline’s Destination and Leisure Management (D&LM) division saw package sales of AED 1.1 billion (US$ 299.7 million) throughout the financial year, an increase of 10 percent on last year’s figures.

Marking another milestone, the Group’s Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, Australia’s first conservation-based luxury resort, received an Overall Commitment to Excellence Award at the Leading Hotels of the World Awards, in addition to winning the Environment category.

For dnata the 2010-11 financial year has seen major international expansion to become the world’s fourth largest air services provider.

dnata’s revenue, driven by international expansion, crossed the AED 4 billion mark for the first time in its operating history reaching AED 4.4 billion (US$ 1.2 billion) up 39.4 percent from last year. The substantial increase in revenue is primarily a result of increased revenues from airport operations and cargo handling business lines in addition to the acquisition of Alpha Flight Group Ltd in December 2010.

During 2010-11 the third largest revenue stream for dnata was catering, jumping 438.3 percent to AED 576 million (US$ 156.9 million) thanks to the acquisition of Alpha. Although only accounted for since 31st December 2010, Alpha has sent 8.4 million meals into the skies from 61 airports in 11 countries. When Alpha is reported in entirety for the 2011-12 financial year dnata’s revenues are set to double over 2009-10 levels to around AED 6 billion (US$ 1.6 billion).

Despite the full year impact of the acquisition of Plane Handling and Alpha, dnata made its second largest profit in its operating history of AED 560 million (US$ 152.6 million). dnata operating costs for the 2010-11 financial year were AED 3.9 billion (US$ 1.1 billion).

The number of aircraft handled by dnata during the year increased by 21.1 percent to 232,585, with the majority of this growth stemming from international business. Total cargo handled improved by 33.3 percent to 1,494 thousand tonnes.

For dnata, strategically expanding its global footprint and increasing brand awareness was a chief objective during the year. The acquisition of Alpha is the largest to date, expanding dnata’s current total footprint to 94 cities in 37 countries across five continents.

Leading the way in innovation and highlighting the brand’s commitment to customer satisfaction, dnata travel services introduced a new iPad application during the year. The new application, created specifically for dnata provides clients with a quick and convenient way to make travel arrangements no matter where they are in the world.

Increasing productivity and streamlining efficiency, dnata installed a new, advanced GPS equipment tracking and monitoring system to significantly improve equipment allocation time for its ground handling operations at Dubai International Airport.

Breaking new ground dnata became the first airport service provider in Switzerland to obtain IATA's Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) accreditation, designed to improve ground handling quality and safety. dnata’s operations in Pakistan also achieved the same certification during the year.

dnata’s average employee strength grew considerably by 35.1 percent to almost 18,000 staff on account of the newly acquired Alpha. In total 46.9 percent of dnata’s workforce is now based internationally, outside Dubai.

As of 31st March 2011, the Group and its subsidiaries employed 57,000 staff, representing 163 different nationalities. The full 2010-11 Annual Report of the Emirates Group – comprising Emirates Airline, dnata and their subsidiary companies – is available on: www.theemiratesgroup.com/annualresults

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Dubai’s Emirates plans 100 flights a week to Australia

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011



Emirates saw off surging oil prices and political unrest to post a 52 percent rise in profit for the year to $1.5bn

Dubai flag carrier Emirates Airline hopes to increases its flights to Australia to 100 a week, after seeing a 52 percent rise in profit for the year to $1.5bn.

The Arab world’s largest airline currently operates 70 flights a week to Australia but sees opportunity for further expansion, said chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum.

“We are entitled to operate about 85 flights to Australia under the bilateral [agreement]… When we meet that I am sure that we try to bring it to 100,” he said.

Emirates would require permission from Australian travel authorities to increase capacity

“I hope Australia will not mind because it is good business for both of us,” Sheikh Ahmed said.

Emirates, which saw off surging oil prices and political unrest to post a 25 percent rise in revenues for 2010 of $14.8bn, has drawn fire for its ambitious expansion plans. Rival western carriers claim Gulf airlines use unfair subsidies and state funding to finance aircraft deals and draw long-haul traffic into their hubs.

Canada’s refusal to grant new landing rights to Emirates and Etihad spiralled into a diplomatic row between the two countries last year.

In Germany, national carrier Lufthansa has lobbied its government to deny Emirate’s additional landing slots at Berlin’s new airport, while British Airways has also criticized the Dubai carrier’s expansion plans.

Emirates took delivery of eight new aircraft during the year, including seven of its flagship A380s. The airline has a further $13.4bn worth of aircraft on order and plans to increase its fleet to eventually include 120 A380s superjumbos.

Capacity between the UAE and Australia has surged over the last decade, with Emirates operating just four flights a week to Australia when it launched the route in 1996.

In February Australia's competition watchdog cleared the way for the country's no.2 airline Virgin Blue to tie-up with Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways for five years, giving Virgin Blue a firmer footing in its plans to expand on international routes.

Emirates said it carried 31.4 million passengers in 2010 and its passenger load factor stood at 80 percent for the 12 month period.

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Emirates now offers Dubai passengers the option of receiving a mobile boarding pass on their internet-enabled mobile device.

The service is available to all passengers who use Emirates' online check-in facility out of Dubai up to 24 hours in advance.

Passengers can log on to emirates.com, and can choose to receive a web-link to their mobile boarding pass by email or SMS, that displays a barcoded boarding pass on their phone.

"The launch of Emirates' mobile boarding pass not only supports paperless travel and the reduction of paper waste, but also meets the demands of a new era of travellers, who seek a more sophisticated and efficient means of managing their business and leisure travel," said Mohammed H Mattar - Divisional Senior Vice President Airport Services, Emirates.

"The mobile boarding pass puts flexibility and control completely in the hands of our customers, while making a small step towards reducing our environmental impact." he added.

The mobile boarding pass can be scanned and read directly at all check-in counters, airport security check points, Dubai immigration, Emirates First Class and Business Class lounges, and boarding gates.

The service allows passengers to keep all their travel information in one place, while promoting paperless travel.

Following the launch in Dubai, over 30 other mobile boarding pass-compliant airports have been identified for implementation across the Emirates network.

Passengers can also use their internet-enabled mobile devices for flight bookings, mobile check-in, searching flight schedules and status and checking in-flight amenities available on a specific flight.

Once they log on to the airline's website, they will be automatically redirected to the mobile optimised version.

Emirates is offering a 15% discount to select destinations during June.

Valid to over 30 select destinations, for passengers travelling in business and economy, the offer is available for bookings made up to June 20 and travel on or before August 31.

For more information, visit emirates.com

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That Etihad is just a one off. same as the F1 aircraft. It's sweet though.
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I like this new "special" Etihad very much.. Next week I will receive a 1:400 modell of it..
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Emirates to launch Daily St. Petersburg service from Nov 2011

2nd Update as of 0330PDT: Reservation for this route is now open.
First update as of 0240PDT 07JUN11.

Emirates starting 01NOV11 will launch Daily Dubai – St. Petersburg service, its 2nd destination in Russia.

Service to be operated by 3-class A330-200 and A340-300. From 02JAN12, A330-200 service will be replaced by A340-500 with Suites.

Schedules:

EK137 DXB1035 – 1615LED 343 x1
EK137 DXB1035 – 1615LED 332 1

EK138 LED1745 – 0035+1DXB 343 x1
EK138 LED1745 – 0035+1DXB 332 1

EK137/138 Day 1 service from 02JAN12 is operated by Airbus A340-500 featuring First Class Suite.

On this route, Emirates will face Rossiya Airlines’ 3 weekly service, albeit the Russian carrier operates this route between October and March.

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Like the Etihad Crystal Cargo planes.. How many did they order from Boeing and Airbus,??? because they are both nice airplanes, and would love to have these 2 in modells..
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In accordance with ch-aviation only one 777 is to be delivered in addition to 2 A330 and 2 A300 that are already in fleet.
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That is not much, thought had more on order..
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Anyone know whats up with the emirates schedules vs prices to tehran? the longer your in transit in dubai the cheaper the ticket, but the shorter your in transit the more expensive the ticket, what gives

Considering the aircraft situation in iran surely there must be a increase in frequency and decrease in price to compete with iran air (correct me if I'm wrong; is there a site to see how many flights there are on a route per day?). I somehow managed to persuade my mum to go with emirates but she really wanted to go with iran air as its direct london to tehran, even with the fuel stops theres no need to disembark. going via dubai increases the time in the air by at least 2/2.5 hours.
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Emirates to establish an Engine repair and overhaul facility in Dubai

21 June, 2011

Over 300 engines to be serviced annually

Emirates Airline has unveiled plans for the construction of the most technologically-advanced Engine Overhaul Shop in Asia.

The state-of-the-art Engine Shop will complement the present Test Cell Facility in Dubai and will be constructed on a 90,000 square meter piece of land at an estimated cost of US $120 million. The growth of the Emirates fleet and the subsequent number of operating engines have necessitated the need for an in-house Engine Shop in Dubai to provide the most cost-effective, efficient engine maintenance.


Emirates engine being serviced.

“The establishment of an Engine Shop reemphasizes Emirates’ commitment to provide the highest standard of in-house maintenance to its fleet, utilizing best practices,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. “The Engine Shop will create over 500 new job opportunities, with a large percentage of these to be occupied by UAE nationals.”

The Engine Shop will have the capability of performing 300 engine repairs per annum for the GE90 and GP7000 engines fitted to the B777 and A380 aircraft. This announcement represents another milestone for Emirates Engineering in their efforts to increase engine maintenance capability in terms of volume and repairs. It is anticipated that construction will commence by first quarter of 2012 and commissioned by the fourth quarter of 2014.

Emirates has signed a Letter of Intent with General Electric (GE) to oversee the design and construction of the Shop using the most advanced technology, equipment and best practices in the industry.

“We are very pleased and proud to be working with Emirates in supporting the building of the Engine Shop and to use GE expertise in this field to introduce best industry practices in managing engine repairs,” said Mr Muhammad Al-Lamadani, Senior Executive Sales, VP GE International Inc.

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