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September 23, 2021

Emirates becomes first airline to implement IATA Travel Pass across six continents

Emirates is the first airline to implement the International Air Transport Association’sIATA Travel Pass solution on six continents as it rolls out this digital health pass to customers at all its destinations.

Following successful trials in April on select routes from its Dubai hub, Emirates gradually expanded the IATA Travel Pass pilot to customers on 12 routes in June and the airline has now signed a contract with IATA to implement the solution across its global network.

Currently available to Emirates customers travelling from 50 cities, the roll-out across all 120+ Emirates destinations is expected to be completed by October.

Adel Al Redha, [...]

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September 22, 2021

Emirates Pavilion ready to welcome visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai’s must-see aviation attraction is gearing up to open its doors to the public on 1 October. Located in the Opportunity District, and within walking distance of the Al Wasl Dome, the Emirates Pavilion offers a preview for the future of commercial aviation, reframing the role that science and technology will play in the next 50 years of air travel, as it welcomes visitors to experience two floors of interactive multi-sensory installations. From today, visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai can plan their visit to the Emirates Pavilion and book their preferred date and time slots in advance. Construction on the Emirates Pavilion began in March 2019 and was completed in June [...]

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September 14, 2021

Emirates launches first airline virtual reality app in Oculus store, the world’s most popular VR platform

Experience Emirates’ fully-enclosed Gamechanger First Class Suites, explore the airline’s signature A380 Onboard Lounge, or check out the cabin around your own seat in row 77 from the comfort of your home, with the airline’s award-winning and industry-leading virtual reality (VR) experiences.Available on to anyone with an internet connection, via the Emirates app, and now on the Oculus Store for Oculus Rift users, Emirates has taken the next step in its ambition to reach and engage audiences around the world with cutting-edge VR technology. Learn more about the Emirates VR experience on Oculus Rift hereBoutros Boutros, Emirates’ Divisional Senior [...]

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September 9, 2021

Emirates strengthens commitment to South Africa with further expansion of operations

Emirates has announced that it will be expanding its operations in and out of South Africa, boosting its schedule to 28 weekly flights by October. This is the airline’s largest weekly schedule to South Africa since the start of the pandemic, which aims to bring more competitive choices for customers wishing to visit Dubai, and through Dubai to the airline’s network of over 120 global destinations. The ramp up of operations will see double daily flights to Johannesburg, including the introduction of Emirates’ iconic A380 on one of the daily flights, in addition to daily services to both Cape Town and Durban. The new frequencies and capacity increases across all of [...]

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September 7, 2021

dnata becomes first air and travel services provider to join IATA’s gender diversity initiative

dnata has become the first global air and travel services provider to sign up to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 25by2025 initiative that aims to advance gender diversity in the aviation industry.Joining 62 airlines, dnata has committed to increasing the number of women in senior positions and under-represented roles with a target to reach a minimum representation of 25% or increase current levels by a minimum of 25% by 2025 across all divisions. The company will report annually on key diversity metrics. In addition, dnata will be working jointly with IATA and other signatories to increase the representation and nomination of women to IATA governance roles.Steve [...]

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August 27, 2021

Dubai Airports and the Federal Youth Authority launches the first ever DA Youth Council

Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s busiest international airport, Dubai International (DXB), has for the first time collaborated with the UAE’s Federal Youth Authority (FYA) to create the Dubai Airports Youth Council.

Aligned with other top UAE government entities, the DA Youth Council was developed with the vision of the UAE’s leaders in mind and is the latest example of the airport’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders.

The 13 selected members of the DA Youth Council were informed of their successful applications on International Youth Day. They were then invited to attend a ‘welcome meeting’, where prominent members of the Dubai [...]

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August 24, 2021

Emirates lives up to its customer experience promise helping over 2 million customers take more control over their travel plans

In the ever-evolving travel landscape, Emirates continues to prioritise choice and flexibility for its customers to help them make the most of the changes that come their way. Since March 2020, the airline has helped over 2 million customers make multiple date or destination changes, or exchange their tickets for vouchers to be utilised for future travel. More than 92,000 customers have exchanged their tickets for travel vouchers, and more than 38,000 of them have flown and are planning to fly with their redeemed vouchers for tickets.

Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer for Emirates Airline said: “As demand gradually grows for international travel, [...]

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August 17, 2021

Dubai Airshow 2021 to reflect Dubai’s role in driving aviation industry recovery

The Dubai Airshow 2021, set to take place from 14-18 November 2021 at Dubai World Central, serves as a key indicator of Dubai’s success in overcoming the challenges that the pandemic has posed, and moving in the right direction towards achieving a full recovery of the aviation industry.

Commenting on the progress that Dubai’s aviation sector has made following the pandemic, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, said, “We have crossed many significant milestones this year despite the difficult period. Dubai has been a symbol of resilience [...]

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