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Dubai-based Emirates will announce its year-end results in April and is expected to declare record earnings for the second-half of the financial year. For the period between April and September, the airline said passenger traffic had grown 19.4 per cent compared to the same period in 2009. Earnings in the first-half totalled $925 million and […]

Emirates said it plans to increase the number of cabin crew it employs around the world by 4,000 between 2011 and 2012. The airline has announced that it already employs more than 12,000 stewardesses and stewards and that the most recent recruitment drive is part of wider expansion plans. The carrier currently flies a fleet […]

An elderly woman has died on an Emirates Airlines flight and her family claim the carrier is responsible. Carol Wilson was travelling from Dubai to Houston when she suffered a heart attack. She was discovered unconscious in the plane’s toilet by her son who claims he was offered no immediate assistance by the airline’s staff. […]

Qantas Airways is looking at a number of options for protecting its market share of international business both to and from the country. Recently, the flag-carrier has been faced with strong competition from rivals including Virgin Blue and Emirates. The airline’s boss, Alan Joyce, has assembled a team of around 20 experts to examine the […]

The world’s largest international airline, Emirates, helped Dubai International Airport celebrate yet another year of record passenger traffic. The airport recorded 47.2 million people passing through in 2010, an increase on 2009 figures of 15.3 per cent. The boost in numbers is also indicative of the hubs popularity with international carriers who are attracted to […]

Some of the world’s major airlines are looking to India for expansion and are applying to the country’s aviation authority for a larger allocation of seats and access to more airports. However, they are facing a battle with India’s own international and domestic carriers as they too aim to expand. Among the carriers looking for […]

The conclusion of a deal with British Airways for new engines will help Rolls-Royce’s confidence after a rocky end to 2010. The deal is worth $5 billion and will see Rolls-built engines powering the airline’s new Dreamliners from Boeing and its fleet of A380 superjumbos from Airbus. Safety concerns with the Rolls-Royce Trent 900, used […]

Airline analysts are watching Singapore Airlines closely to see how its new chief executive officer will deal with the carrier’s underperforming stake in Virgin Atlantic. Goh Choon Phong took over the top job from Chew Choon Seng on 1 January. His predecessor had already expressed an interest in divesting the airlines shares in Virgin. Since […]

Dubai based Emirates has said it will be increasing its services to Switzerland, as of the middle of next year, by adding a daily service to Geneva. Passengers wishing to fly from Dubai to the Swiss banking centre will be able to board flight EK089 for take off at 08.55am and touch down on the […]

Travel firms have compiled lists of some of the oddest requests and complaints they receive from their customers. Local wildlife, it seems, is constantly baffling travellers. One holiday maker complained that his children had been quite startled by the fact that there were fish swimming in the sea and seemed irritated that no warning had […]