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  • Emirates to launch Airbus A380 flights in Pakistan

    RAWALPINDI: Emirates will be launching scheduled flights of its super jet Airbus A380 in Pakistan with its first landing expected to take place at the new Islamabad International Airport on July 7 this year...

    According to official sources, the Emirates airline management had sought permission from the Civil Aviation authority (CAA) for launching scheduled flights of its passenger jet A380 to the new Islamabad airport...

  • A380 aircraft makes inaugural visit to Pakistan, courtesy of Emirates

    The Dubai-based Emirates Airlines on Sunday operated the world's largest passenger airplane — the double-decker A380 — to the new Islamabad International Airport (IIA)...

    The special flight was welcomed with a customary water cannon salute at the airport, as its two captains — UAE national Capt Abbas Shaban and Pakistan-origin First Officer Qadir Moin — waved the flags of Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates upon landing...

  • Emirates refuses to use air bridges in Pakistan, Senate committee told

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee was told that Emirates airline has refused to use passenger boarding bridges at airports in Pakistan after an air bridge collapsed at the new Islamabad International airport last month...

    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Air Marshal Arshad Malik, told the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation that Emirates had announced its decision, citing safety...

  • Dubai Airshow opens with Emirates' $15b Boeing buy

    The biennial Dubai air show opened on Sunday with hometown long-haul carrier Emirates making a $15...

    The Boeing announcement came after over an hour and a half of delays by Emirates amid rumours of a possible Airbus sale involving its A380 aircraft, a major workhorse for the airline...

  • Emirates buys $15.1bn US planes on first day of Dubai Air Show

    DUBAI: Long-haul carrier Emirates purchased 40 American-made Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on Sunday at the start of the biennial Dubai Air Show, a $15...

    Airbus has pinned hopes of continuing production of its double-decker jumbo jet on Emirates, the world’s largest operator of the aircraft which took delivery of its 100th A380 earlier this month...

  • Emirates, Turkish Airlines say US has lifted laptop ban

    Dubai-based Emirates airlines says the US has exempted it from a ban on laptops in airplane cabins...

    The Middle East's biggest long-haul carrier said in a statement on Wednesday that new security measures were in place and the ban had been lifted “effective immediately”...

  • Taiwan backlash over Emirates flag pin ban

    EMIRATES, the Middle East’s largest airline, faced fierce criticism in Taiwan on Wednesday after it reportedly banned cabin crew from wearing the island’s flag on their uniforms due to pressure from China...

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it had lodged protests with Emirates in both Dubai and Taipei...

  • Dubai airport shuts down after Emirates Airline flight crash lands

    DUBAI: An Emirates plane with 300 people on board crash-landed and caught fire in Dubai on Wednesday, shutting down the busy airport, but the authorities said all the passengers were evacuated safely...

    “An Emirates plane coming from India has been involved in an accident on landing at Dubai International,” the government's Dubai Media Office said on its Twitter account...

  • Heavy rains pause Abu Dhabi flights, close Emirates schools

    DUBAI: A thunderstorm brought heavy rain to parts of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, disrupting flights, flooding roads and forcing authorities to close schools the next day in the gulf country...

    The rain also delayed some flights at Dubai International Airport, the home of long-haul carrier Emirates...

  • PSL vs MCL: Emirates the battleground for lucrative T20 leagues

    DUBAI: The proliferation of Twenty20 cricket continues apace over the next couple of weeks when a contest of retired greats goes head-to-head with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for the dollar of the Emirati fan and the eyes of the sub-continental TV viewer...

    The MCL is looking to that same expatriate audience to fill stadiums in Dubai and Sharjah but so is the PSL, which cannot be held in Pakistan for security reasons and has...

  • Airbus ready to axe A380 if it fails to win Emirates deal

    PARIS: Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the world’s largest jetliner, the A380 superjumbo, if it fails to win a key order from Dubai’s Emirates, three people familiar with the matter said...

    “If there is no Emirates deal, Airbus will start the process of ending A380 production,” a person briefed on the plans said...

  • PCB not to issue NOCs to contracted players for Emirates T20 league

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided that it would not be issuing any NOCs to its contracted players to play in the recently launched Emirates T20 League while the Pakistan Super League’s fourth edition will see as many as eight matches getting staged in Pakistan, five more compared to the three played in the PSL3 in March 2018...

    The meeting expressed its concern over the launch of the Emirates T20 league by the...

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