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November 12, 2017

Emirates set for largest presence ever at Dubai Airshow

Emirates is gearing up for the 2017 edition of the Dubai Airshow, with the airline showcasing its largest static aircraft display to date. Emirates’ full family of aircraft consisting of the airline’s 100th A380, its latest Boeing 777-300ER with new cabin interiors, the Emirates Executive A319 aircraft, and the Cirrus SR 22 and Embraer Phenom 100 jets which will be utilized by the Emirates Flight Training Academy will be on display to visitors. Both Emirates B777-300ER and A380 aircraft will be emblazoned with the “Year of Zayed” decal as a tribute to the late founding father of the UAE.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates [...]

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November 7, 2017

GE Aviation and Tableau Partner to Better Serve the Airline Industry with Data Analytics

GE Aviation’s Digital Solutions and Tableau Software  announced an agreement to empower commercial and military airline customers across the aviation industry with agile visual analytics that can help improve fuel efficiencies, aircraft safety and consumers’ overall flying experience. GE’s Predix platform will provide rich services with detailed data and reports blending airline and industry data that aviation customers can acquire to analyze and customize on-the-fly with Tableau’s advanced visual analytics capabilities.

“We are working with our partners to make aviation data accessible and useful to everyone in the industry, and not just engine data,” said Andrew Coleman, [...]

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November 3, 2017

Emirates welcomes 100th A380 to its fleet

Emirates today celebrates the milestone delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 aircraft at a special ceremony with Airbus at the manufacturer’s delivery centre in Hamburg.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates’ Chairman and Chief Executive officiated the ceremony. He was joined at the event by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline; Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive Officer; Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Director – Customer and Services; His Excellency Ali Al Ahmed, UAE Ambassador to Germany and Frank Horch, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Sheikh Ahmed said: “This is a tremendous moment for [...]

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October 16, 2017

Dubai Airports wins two honours at Aviation Business Awards

Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s number one airport for international passengers, Dubai International (DXB), and Dubai World Central (DWC), was honoured with two awards at the 11th Aviation Business Awards on Wednesday. DXB won the Airport of the Year award while CEO Paul Griffiths was recognised as the Aviation Executive of the Year.

DXB won the Airport of the Year category based on the hub’s success with significantly enhancing airport experience by introducing the latest in technology and innovative ideas to make passengers’ journey more comfortable, while managing the phenomenal growth in traffic. Griffiths, who marks 10 years at the helm at Dubai Airports this [...]

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October 11, 2017

Qantas and Emirates apply to regulators to extend partnership until 2023

Qantas and Emirates announced additional network changes under the joint partnership which provide customers with greater year round frequency and more services between Australia and New Zealand.

These changes reflect customer demand and the airlines’ respective network strengths and provide more options for customers to travel between Australia and New Zealand to Asia, the UK/Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Enhanced trans-Tasman connectivity

From March 2018, Emirates will stop flying from Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland and instead focus on its non-stop Auckland-Dubai service. Emirates will retain its existing daily A380 flights from Dubai to Christchurch via [...]

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September 12, 2017

Dubai Airports voted Aviation & Transport Company of the Year at Gulf Business Awards

Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International (DXB), the world’s number one airport for international passengers, and Dubai World Central (DWC), was voted as the Aviation & Transport Company of the Year at the Gulf Business Awards 2017, which were announced at a ceremony held in Dubai on Sunday evening.

The Gulf Business Awards recognise the very best in companies and business leaders in industries including aviation and transport, banking, healthcare, energy, technology, real estate, retail, media and marketing, and tourism and hospitality. Awards were also given to across other special categories to recognise innovation and CSR, while a new category, Happiness [...]

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August 27, 2017

Emirati women set to take-off at Dubai Airports

Dubai Airports is reaffirming its commitment to the nation’s female workforce by launching new career development programmes targeting Emirati women in managerial and internship positions, to ensure that women play an important role in the future of the UAE’s aviation industry.

During an event held on the 3rd Emirati Women’s Day, the leading airport management company announced plans to launch its ‘Aspiring Women’s Programme’ aimed at female Emirati managers and designed to develop high-performing Emirati women into the company’s future leaders.

The nine-month programme will provide Emirati Women with leadership coaching, workplace challenges, workshops, as well as [...]

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August 24, 2017

Expansion, investments expected to drive UAE logistics sector growth

Expansion projects and new investments are expected to fuel growth within the UAE’s logistics sector over the next five years, according to a recent analysis by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The positive outlook is supported by expectations of strong growth in the country’s air and sea freight markets. The analysis, based on recent data from Business Monitor International, forecasts the UAE’s air freight market to expand by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% over the 2017-2021 period. It also showed demand within the country’s air freight market increasing at a CAGR of 8.6% between 2012 and 2016.

Dubai International Airport handled 2.6 [...]

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