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Are Airbus A380’s too big for its crews to deliver a good cabin service experience?

Dubai based Emirates airline is the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380 superjumbo, and has orders with Airbus S.A.S. for 90 aircraft. Airline President Tim Clark recently told Reuters in an interview. “We would like some more [Airbus A380 superjumbos] but we are going to run short of space,””120 was the baseline figure that the planners worked to get …

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Petty politics grounds Lufthansa’s A380 India plans

With baited anticipation, many Indians were awaiting an announcement from German airline Lufthansa about commencing Airbus A380 services to India, specifically New Delhi. Late last year, there were strong indications that Lufthansa would be the first airline to commence a daily A380 service between New Delhi and Frankfurt. Lufthansa had to ignore the carrier’s two biggest markets for their initial …

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Emirates’ turbulence incident injures 23, highlights need to wear seat belts at all times

An Emirates airline Boeing 777-21H registration A6-EML performing flight EK530 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB) to Kochi, India (COK) with 350 passengers and 14 crew, was en-route at FL350 (35,000ft) and just about to begin descent towards Kochi, when the airplane experienced severe turbulence for a brief period of time. As per a statement released by the airline, the …

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Emirates opens new lounge at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport

Dubai based Emirates airlines has opened a brand new luxury lounge at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. Located on the Mezzanine level of the airport’s Duty Free Mall, between boarding gates A4 and A7, the lounge is open to Emirates’ First and Business Class passengers, along with Gold Skywards members. The lounge at Johannesburg, with seating for 135 guests, contains …

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Emirates to commence Dubai Tokyo service in March using Boeing 777-300ER

Emirates has unveiled plans to launch direct services between Dubai and Tokyo which will be the 102nd destination for the Dubai based carrier. At present, Emirates operates daily services to Osaka which was launched seven years ago. Starting 28th March 2010, Emirates will fly non-stop to Tokyo five times a week on every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The …

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Emirates expands capacity to Bangkok, Sydney, Manila and Jakarta

Dubai based Emirates airlines is undertaking a major expansion of it’s capacity adding 17 flights per week to Bangkok, Sydney, Manila and Jakarta. This represents a massive 13% increase in seat capacity and takes the airline’s operations up to 187 flight per week. Starting December 2009, Emirates will introduce a fourth daily service to Bangkok, a third daily service to …

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Government of India grounds FlyDubai’s India plans

Under pressure from domestic carriers it appears that the Government has grounded the India plans of FlyDubai, the low-cost airline floated by the Al-Maktoum royal family of Dubai. The airline had sought permission for flights to Chandigarh, Coimbatore and Lucknow with tourist destinations like Goa to be added later. Obviously this has made the Ministry of Civil Aviation re-think it’s …

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The shortest flight between Bangalore and San Francisco

A view of the ramp at Bangalore Airport.

Despite the downturn in the IT market, San Francisco is still one of the top destinations from Bangalore – if not first, then definitely a close second, and Singapore Airlines and fellow Asian carriers Dragonair and it’s parent Cathay Pacific has traditionally dominated this market. Traditional thinking at airlines believes that passengers prefer a shorter flight to arrive at their …

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Thai Airways receives 1000th A330/340 family; Emirates is largest Boeing 777 operator

Two milestones were achieved last week on Thursday July 30th. In Toulouse, Airbus S.A.S. delivered its 1000th A330/A340 family aircraft an A330-343X. MSN1035 test registration F-WWKS was handed over to Thai Airways International at a special ceremony. The aircraft equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 772B-60 engines is registered HS-TEP. Thai increases its in-service A330/A340 fleet to a total of 25 …

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Airbus A380 MSN021 F-WWSQ 9V-SKH for Singapore Airlines ready for delivery

Airbus A380-841 MSN021 F-WWSQ touched down in Toulouse arriving from Hamburg. Image courtesy and copyright TLaurent She is expected to be delivered as the 8th A380 in the Singapore Airlines fleet on Thursday and should bear the registration 9V-SKH. This is the second of five A380 superjumbos expected to be delivered to Singapore Airlines this fiscal year. Also Airbus A380-861 …

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Emirates Airline’s special ‘Companion Offer’ for First and Business class

Emirates has announced a ‘Companion Offer’ for all its First and Business Class passengers travelling on its 163 weekly flights from India to any destination on the Emirates network. Passengers booking an Emirates’ First or Business Class return ticket will receive 50 per cent discount on the airfare in the same class for a companion of their choice. The offer …

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Emirates announces increased free baggage allowance

Dubai based Emirates airlines has announced an increase in its free baggage allowances provided to passengers travelling on or after May 4. 30kg for Economy Class passengers, 40kg for Business and 50kg for First. This excludes countries like in North America where a piece concept applies. Gold and Silver Members of Skywards, Emirates frequent flyer programme are entitled to an …

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Airbus cutting A380 superjumbo production to 14 deliveries in 2009 20+ in 2010

Airbus has confirmed it is further cutting down production rates for its A380 superjumbo from 18 to 14 for this year in response to specific customer requests for deferrals during the on-going economic crisis. According to the new plan, Airbus expects to deliver 14 double-decker aircraft in 2009 and more than 20 aircraft in 2010 Airbus had already revised its …

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Emirates Boeing 777 delivery deferrals: We will!! We will not!!

The last two days has been abuzz about the deferrals of deliveries of Boeing 777s by Dubai’s flag carrier Emirates Airlines. En-route to over-taking Singapore Airlines to become the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator, Emirates recently took delivery of it’s 75th 777. Abdullah al Shams, a fleet manager at Emirates based at the Boeing factory in Washington, USA, was recently …

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