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British A350 collides with Emirates 777 in Dubai

A British Airways Airbus A350 collided with an Emirates 777 at Dubai International Airport, early today morning. The two aircraft involved in the incident were: A British Airways A350-1000 G-XWBA, which was the first A350 to join British Airways in July 2019. Emirates Boeing 777-300ER A6-EBR, a 14-year-old aircraft delivered to Emirates in August 2006. The British Airways aircraft was …

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Vistara to commence Mumbai Dubai flights replacing Jet Airways

Economy class on the Retro Livery Tata SIA Airlines Vistara Airbus A320neo. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission.

The Tata-Singapore Airlines joint-venture Vistara will commence flights on the Mumbai Dubai sector from August 21, 2019. This flight will operate on a schedule very similar to that operated by Jet Airways which suspended operations in April. Dubai will be the second destination for Vistara. The airline will commence flights to its first international destination, Singapore, from New Delhi and …

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Emirates to add a fourth flight from Bangalore from October

Emirates Boeing 777-200ER. Copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Middle eastern carrier Emirates will begin operating a fourth flight from Bangalore to Dubai. The flight will be a mid-morning departure and will be operates three times a week – on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is scheduled to be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR and will bring Emirates from 21 to 24 flights from Bangalore weekly. The service will …

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GoAir to announce Bangkok and Dubai flights. Appoints new COO.

GoAir Airbus A320 VT-WAI lands at Mumbai airport. Photo by Devesh Agarwal.

Go Airlines has called a press conference on July 18th, 2019. The note to press indicates that it is “to share expansion plans.” As the airline is without a Chief Executive Officer, the event will be handled by their vice-president for airports, marketing and network. The airline has just appointed Miranda Mills, an executive with 25 years of experience in …

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Jet cancels all Bangalore – Singapore and Delhi – Dubai flights

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

A couple of days back, I had written about the status of Jet’s regional international services. Since the routes are all operated by the airline’s 737 fleet, many of the flights had been cancelled. The airline was also previously cutting the number of daily flights on major routes but trying to maintain at least a single flight. Bangalore – Singapore …

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Video: Water cannon salute for Saudi Airlines goes wrong

It’s always a fantastic sight to see a special flight get a water cannon salute at an airport. A few weeks back (Not sure how I missed it then, but saw a retweet today) Dubai Airport to celebrate the 88th national day of Saudi Arabia performed a water cannon salute for an arriving Saudi Airlines Airbus A320. At the start …

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Emirates offers a new non-stop Dubai Newark flight. Goes daily to Florida

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER A6-ENN.

Dubai-based Emirates airline will start a new non-stop daily service between Dubai and Newark (EWR) effective June 1. 2018. The new flight will complement the existing daily flight which operates via Athens, Greece. Emirates will use a three class cabin Boeing 777-300ER, offering eight suites in first class, 42 flat-bed seats in business, and 306 bone-crunching narrow seats in economy …

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Emirates and flydubai announce extensive partnership agreement

Emirates and flydubai have entered a partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines partner in code sharing and collaborate their network with coordinated scheduling. The agreement will allow Emirates to make use of flydubai’s regional network and allow flydubai to make use of Emirates expansive global network to allow both airlines passengers more destinations. The goal of this partnership …

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Emirates, flydubai, Etihad suspend Doha flights amidst middle-east diplomatic row

Gulf area map courtesy NOAA.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have severed diplomatic relations with the tiny peninsular state of Qatar claiming the latter’s support of terrorism. The four nations have cut all land, sea and air contacts too. Qatar, which boasts the highest per capita income in the world, shares its sole land border with Saudi Arabia which …

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Indian carriers’ flights cancelled as Dubai airport curtails operations

Dubai airport at dawn

All Indian airlines operating to Dubai have cancelled their flights for today. This includes IndiGo, Spicejet, Jet Airways, Air India, and Air India Express. Jet Airways and Air India have just one of two flights to the Gulf city. Dubai Airports authorities have curtailed operations to a single runway at DXB airport in the aftermath of the crash of Emirates …

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FlyDubai to increase frequency of Prague flights

flydubai Boeing 737-800 A6-FEO. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Dubai-based low-cost carrier FlyDubai is increasing frequency of its flights to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. From July 1, the carrier will operate daily flights up from the current four a week. The airline has an all Boeing 737-800 fleet, on which it has introduced in-flight WiFi and live TV services, on a pay per use basis. Dubai …

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Emirates announces longest non-stop flight between Dubai and Auckland

Emirates Boeing 777-200LR. Airline image.

Is this an effect of low oil prices? but there seems to be a spate of announcements focussed on ultra-long haul (ULH) flights. Dubai based Emirates airline has announced a new non-stop flight between Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and Auckland, New Zealand starting March 1. This announcement follows recent announcements by Singapore Airlines on its ULH Singapore Newark …

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Emirates to operate world’s biggest A380 with 615 seats

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London.

Dubai based Emirates airline has revealed its plans for the world’s largest configured scheduled passenger airplane with a whopping 615 seats. The airline is configuring some of its A380s in to a two class configuration, eliminating the first class, and reducing its business class to 58 seats and increasing its economy class to a whopping 557 seats. This 615 seat …

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Remove 5/20 rule to encourage Indian competition to foreign airlines

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

One of the most regressive pieces of Indian civil aviation policy, the ‘5/20 rule‘ requires Indian carriers to fly for a minimum of five years and have a fleet of 20 aircraft before they can operate overseas routes, while allowing foreign carriers to operate to India, unhindered by any such norms. With implications on competitiveness, airline networks and aircraft utilisation, …

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It’s official. Dubai replaces Heathrow as world’s busiest international airport

Dubai airport at dawn

Dubai International airport (IATA: DXB) has officially become the world’s busiest international airport dethroning long time leader London’s Heathrow airport. As the the year-end traffic report released by airport operator Dubai Airports, in 2014 Dubai handled 70,475,636 passengers up 6.1 from the 66,431,533 passengers recorded a year earlier. In December, which sees significant holiday traffic, the airport saw 6,498,573 passengers …

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IndiGo to commence Bangalore Dubai flight in December

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, will finally commence its first international flight from Bangalore when it starts operating to Dubai from December 15th. An announcement on the airline’s website shows the schedule of IndiGo’s flights between Bangalore and Dubai. 6E 95 departs Bangalore at 07:20 arrives Dubai 09:50 6E 96 departs Dubai at 10:50 arrives Bangalore 16:20 IndiGo fares Bangalore …

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Emirates to commence fourth daily to New York JFK

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London.

Dubai based Emirates airline will commencing its fourth daily flight between Dubai (DXB) and New York’s John F. Kennedy airport (JFK) from March 8, 2015. The airline already operates two daily non-stop flights using the Airbus A380 super-jumbos and one flight via Milan Malpensa using a Boeing 777-300ER. The flight will be operated by another A380 in a three class …

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Always keep your seat belt fastened when seated

Updates – Join us to educate travelling public Since we wrote the original story almost six years ago, many more incidents have occurred and injuries caused. Just two stories we have documented for your reading. First 23 people hurt on an Emirates airline flight to Kochi due to turbulence. Just yesterday, 22 people hurt aboard a Singapore Airlines A380 en-route …

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Qantas and Emirates commence A380 service to Dallas-Fort Worth

Qantas A380 VH-OQL Phyllis Arnott on its first flight to Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Photo courtesy the airport.

In quick succession Dallas-Fort Worth Airport has joined the major leagues of Los Angeles, New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Miami, San Francisco, Houston Intercontinental, and Atlanta as an airport that receives Airbus A380 super-jumbo services. And not just just from one but at least two international carriers, as both Australia’s Qantas and Dubai’s Emirates airline commenced ultra-long haul services connecting …

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