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Emirates adds Mexico City to its network

Mar 14, 2018 No Comments by

Emirates will add Mexico City to its network according to reports from Mexican media. The UAE carrier plans to add daily service from Dubai to Mexico City via Barcelona El Prat Airport. It will have full traffic rights between Barcelona and Mexico City. The last time non-stop services was offered between these two cities was […]

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Emirates adds daily Dubai-Bali-Auckland service

Feb 19, 2018 No Comments by

Emirates is set to add a new flight from Dubai to Auckland, New Zealand via Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia effective 14 June 2018. The new service will be operated with three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Emirates will have full traffic rights between Bali and Auckland meaning it can sell tickets for these city pairs. It will be […]

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QANTAS Emirates Alliance set to be re-authorised for further five years

Feb 16, 2018 No Comments by

The alliance between QANTAS and Emirates, which started in 2013, is likely to be re-authorised for a further five years by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In a media release dated 16 February 2018, the ACCC Commissioner Roger Featherson states “that the alliance is likely to continue to result in a range of […]

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QANTAS will fly Sydney – London via Singapore – suspends Dubai

Aug 31, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS will once again resume services from Sydney to London via Singapore. The carrier’s daily flagship flight QF1/QF2 which has been operating via Dubai since March 2013 will operate via Singapore’s Changi Airport effective 25 March 2018. It effectively means QANTAS will no longer serve Dubai in its own right. At the same time the […]

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Emirates changes Advanced Seat Reservations policy

Aug 18, 2017 No Comments

Emirates has announced further changes to its “Advanced Seat Reservations” policy. In October 2016, in line with partner airlines QANTAS, Emirates began to charge for Economy Class seat selection. These charges were exempt for First, Business and Economy Flex passengers, in addition to top tier frequent flyer members of Emirates and QANTAS. Effective 20 August […]

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QANTAS 747s to Auckland in June and July

Jun 08, 2017 No Comments

QANTAS will be increasing capacity on services between Sydney and Auckland during the British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour of New Zealand for June and July 2017. This good news for Rugby fans but even better news for fans and planespotters of the “Queen of the Skies” is that selected flights will be operated by the Boeing […]

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Flight suspensions to the State of Qatar and their immediate impact

Jun 06, 2017 No Comments

The United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Egypt have announced they have cut all diplomatic ties with the State of Qatar. These four nations allege that Qatar is involved in supporting extremist activities. All air services between these four nations and Qatar have been suspended until further notice. […]

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Emirates’ new First Class configuration revealed?

May 23, 2017 No Comments

The configuration for the much anticipated new Emirates First Class product may have been revealed. Seat maps on the carrier’s daily Dubai – Seattle Boeing 777-300ER operated services (EK229/EK230) show a different seating configuration from 01 December 2017. The present First Class product on the Emirates Boeing 777-300ERs/200LRs feature 8 Suites in a 1 x […]

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Emirates clarifies laptop/electronics ban

Mar 24, 2017 No Comments

In a memo to the travel industry Emirates has clarified the what the laptop/electronics ban means for travelers on services to the USA. The Dubai based carrier has confirmed that the restrictions do no apply to travelers on non-stop flights from Dubai to the United Kingdom, including those operated by partner airline QANTAS. Unlike the […]

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ALITALIA likely to resume Australian services

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

ALITALIA (AZ)  is tipped to return to Australian skies from late 2015. Etihad Airways (EY), which holds a 49% stake in the Italy’s national airline, will like use ALITALIA as the platform with to expand services to Australia in order to overcome capacity limitations under present bi-laterals. AZ last regularly served Australia until 1998 – […]

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