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Emirates to grow African operations by 40% in coming decade

Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, at the Africa Global Business Forum 2014.

Emirates is placing a strategic focus on Africa in the coming decade by increasing operations by over 40%, says Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline. Speaking at the Africa Global Business Forum held in Dubai on 1 – 2 October, Clark said that Africa has been a great growth story for Emirates. “Today, Emirates fleet […]


What’s the cheapest airline in Nairobi?

Passengers and immigration officials at the temporary international arrivals terminal at JKIA. The building was originally designed as a parking garage.

This is a question in the minds of most travellers in Kenya. The answer to that question is usually very subjective, mostly based on third hand accounts of “over-charging” by airlines. There is also a widely-held perception that Middle East airlines are cheaper than African and European carriers. Kenyan Aviation sought to find out the […]

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Emirates emerges as world’s most valuable airline brand

A child has an instant photo taken while wearing an Emirates' cabin crew hat.

Emirates has been voted the most valuable airline brand worldwide for the third consecutive year, according to The Brand Finance Global 500 report for 2014. The airline is also the most valuable brand in the Middle East, valued at US$5.48 billion, an increase of 34 per cent over its 2013 value. “A strong brand is […]


Emirates expands Kenya – Pakistan air cargo services

An Emirates Boeing 777 in flight.

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airline, has boosted its cargo capacity between Kenya and Pakistan with the recent launch of scheduled flight services to Sialkot, the airline’s fifth destination in Pakistan. Emirates SkyCargo now offers a weekly capacity of 10,900 tonnes between Kenya and South Asia. The region is a key trading bloc […]

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Emirates Academy to extend Dubai’s influence on global aviation

Emirates staff pose with a scale model of the Emirates Flight Academy and a holographic video during the 2013 Dubai Air Show.

Dubai is increasingly becoming a major influence on global aviation as the city is home to a big international airline (Emirates), two major airports (DXB and DWC) and a record breaking airshow. In the near future, Dubai could become a major aviation training centre after the Emirates Flight Academy opens its doors in the next […]

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World’s first A380 facility fully open

Emirates and Dubai Airports have announced the successful completion of the phased launch of Concourse A – the world’s first purpose-built facility for the Airbus A380. Concourse A is located at Dubai International Airport. All 20 A380-capable contact gates are now fully operational after a five-week-long phase-in period. During the first month of operations following […]

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Emirates begins flights at world’s first A380 terminal

An Emirates Airbus A380 yesterday took aboard over 500 passengers at the world’s first dedicated airport terminal built for the giant aircraft. “Concourse A”, as it is known, is part of Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3 complex. Concourse A will become the “home of the Emirates A380″, from where passengers will connect to more than […]

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Airlines jostling for Zimbabwe passengers

Zimbabwe gets more international flights from next October, as another major airline ups its presence in a country emerging from a decade of economic isolation. Just a week after KLM announced that it will fly three times a week to Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, Emirates now says it will increase the frequency of its flights from […]

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