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August 3, 2020

Emirates to deploy its flagship A380 to Guangzhou

Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8 August 2020. The airline has also restarted its A380 operations to Amsterdam and Cairo this week, and introduced a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow, serving market demand and offering customers more travel options.

Emirates has so far resumed A380 services to 5 cities and it will gradually expand the deployment of this popular aircraft in line with demand and operational approvals. The Emirates A380 experience remains highly sought after by travellers for its spacious and comfortable cabins.

Customers can currently fly the Emirates A380 daily to [...]

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September 21, 2019

Emirates first on-board for biometric boarding

Emirates is once again pushing the boundaries of technology, becoming the first airline outside America to receive approval for biometric boarding from the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP).

Soon, customers flying from Dubai to any of Emirates’ 12 destinations in the U.S. will be able to choose facial recognition technology at the departure gates, reducing the time taken for identity checks to two seconds or less. No pre-registration is required, and customers may also choose not to use the technology. Emirates does not store any biometric records of its customers – all the data is managed securely by CBP.

The technology was piloted at the departure [...]

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June 13, 2019

flydubai arrives at Sochi, Russia’s Riviera

flydubai becomes the first GCC-based airline to offer direct flights to Sochi

Dubai-based flydubai has inaugurated its new service from Dubai to Sochi. flydubai flight FZ985 arrived at Sochi International Airport (AER) on 07 June and was met with a traditional water cannon salute and a welcome ceremony. The event was attended by Alexander Katorgin, flydubai General Manager for Russia, and Sergey Filippov, Executive Director for Sochi International Airport.

flydubai has been operating to Russia since 2010 and offers passengers from across its network more options for travel to Moscow and other major Russian cities including Yekaterinburg. In 2018, flydubai accounted for [...]

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June 9, 2019

An ECG at an altitude of 10,000 meters: Lufthansa uses telemedicine on board its long-haul fleet

Mobile ECG system will improve medical care for emergencies on all long-haul Lufthansa flights

As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur. In case of on-board medical emergencies, the compact, intuitive system will allow flight attendants without cardiological expertise to record an ECG for passengers and send the test results directly to a medical hotline on the ground. The system has initially been tested in 2018 on the A380 fleet and now, it will be available for medical emergencies on all long-haul aircraft within the Lufthansa fleet.

“The health of our [...]

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