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December 13, 2018

Emirates takes delivery of its last Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Emirates celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books. A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft and also the only airline in the world to have operated all the six variants of the Boeing 777 family. One of out every eight 777 aircraft ever manufactured by Boeing has been delivered to Emirates. Emirates will also be one of the first airlines in the world to fly the two next generation models- the Boeing 777-8 and 777-9. 

Watch a video of the delivery and ferry flight of A6-EPQ, Emirates’ last Boeing [...]

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August 3, 2018

DWC cargo volume rises 7.1% in the first half

Cargo volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) grew to 475,190 tonnes in the first half of the year, a year on year increase of 7.1% compared to 443,835 tonnes recorded last year, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today.

After a robust growth of nearly 9% in first quarter, cargo volumes at DWC reached 245,359 tonnes in the second quarter, up 5.4% compared to 232,691 tonnes during the same period last year.

Passenger traffic at DWC totalled 517,813 passengers in the first half down 6.7% compared to 554,993 passengers recorded in the first half of 2017. In terms of passenger volumes, the top regions for DWC during the first half were CIS with [...]

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