#Emirates

Revealed: Winners at the 2020 Gulf Business Awards

The awards acknowledged champions from across the region’s business spectrum

Dubai’s Emirates to reopen worldwide lounges, starting with Cairo

Emirates has introduced additional health and safety measures, which will be rolled out across all destinations

Emirates sees 2022 return of jumbo A380s as travel recovers

The Dubai-based airline is the largest customer of the A380

Dubai’s Emirates processes 1.7 million refund requests; returns $1.7bn to customers

Emirates managed over 130,000 refunds-related queries from customers and travel agency partners

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Emirates to offer complimentary hotel stay in Dubai to select transiting passengers

Eligible Emirates passengers will receive a complimentary night’s stay in a 4 or 5-star hotel in Dubai

Dubai’s Emirates to offer free multi-risk travel insurance coverage

The cover, provided by AIG Travel, is offered to Emirates passengers at no additional cost

Dubai’s Emirates ramps up A380 flights; adds services to UK and Russia

Emirates is expanding its services to the UK following the establishment of UK-UAE air corridor

Dubai’s Emirates reveals special fares ahead of National Day holidays

The offer is valid for bookings, starting November 18 till November 29, 2020, for travel until May 31, 2021

Dubai’s Emirates partners with FlySafair to bolster travel in South Africa

Emirates resumed its operations into Johannesburg and Cape Town on October 1, and Durban on October 8

Dubai’s Emirates Group reports first half-year loss in over 30 years

Emirates carried 1.5 million passengers between April 1 and September 30, 2020, down 95 per cent from the same period last year

Dubai’s Emirates offers unpaid leave to pilots for 12 months

The airline is implementing several initiatives such as unpaid leave and flexible work-time models across its group

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No pre-flight Covid-19 tests for UAE residents travelling to Dubai from these countries

The airline updated the Covid-19 testing rules for inbound UAE residents on Monday

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Obituary: Ibrahim Al Abed, an inspirational journalist

Al Abed, founder of the Emirates News Agency WAM, passed away on October 20

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Emirates launches ‘biometric path’ for contactless experience at Dubai airport

The biometric touchpoints are currently installed at Terminal 3 within DXB

Dubai’s Emirates to operate A380 to Amman from November 4

Customers can fly the Emirates A380 from Dubai to Amman thrice a week

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Dubai’s Emirates expands reach to 45 more destinations via interline agreement with Airlink

Emirates customers will now have access to 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and over 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa

Dubai’s Emirates relaunches A380 onboard lounge, shower spa services

The A380 onboard lounge, serving First and Business Class customers, will convert into a take-away bar with limited seating capacity and social distancing protocols

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to 5 more cities

The carrier’s global network will grow to 99 destinations

Emirates introduces self check-in, bag drop off service at Dubai airport

The service is now available to customers travelling to all destinations except to the US, Canada, China, India and Hong Kong

Dubai’s Emirates to resume operations to Muscat, Entebbe from October

The airline’s global network will grow to 94 cities next month

Dubai’s Emirates to restart passenger flights to additional cities

The carrier’s global passenger network will grow to 92 destinations in October

Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger operations to two more cities in October

The airline’s passenger network will scale to 89 destinations in October

Dubai’s Emirates to restart flights to Luanda from October 1

The resumption of the service will scale the carrier’s African network to 15 destinations

Dubai’s Emirates resumes A380 service to Moscow

Emirates currently serves five cities utilising its A380 aircraft, including Cairo Paris, London Heathrow, Guangzhou and Toronto

Dubai carrier Emirates offers year-long travel incentives to students and families

Student travellers can enjoy special discounts on economy and business class fares, additional baggage and a free date change of their booking

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Dubai’s Emirates offers Dhs150 Covid tests at American Hospital branches

Home or office testing within Dubai for a minimum of two passengers is also available at Dhs250

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Emirates and Etihad to resume flights from UAE to Casablanca

In addition to Casablanca, Etihad will also operate a direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Morocco’s capital, Rabat, from October 28

Dubai carrier Emirates to restart passenger operations to Moscow from September 11

The addition of Moscow will take Emirates’ global network to 85 cities in September

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Dubai’s Emirates enters into agreement with Huawei

There are over half-a-million downloads already of the Emirates app from Huawei’s AppGallery

Dubai’s Emirates processes over 1.4 million refund requests; returns $1.4bn to customers

The processed refund requests represent 90 per cent of the airline’s backlog