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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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March 27, 2019

Emirates expects a busy travel period for spring break weekend

Emirates anticipates high passenger traffic this spring break weekend with visitors travelling to and from Dubai. The busiest time for departures in Terminal 3 will be on Friday 29th March with more than 42,000 passengers travelling abroad. Customers are reminded to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departure to avoid any delays.

Peak travel is expected to continue until Tuesday 2nd April 2019 with more than 205,000 Emirates passengers travelling from Dubai to destinations beyond.  During this time, Emirates will also be welcoming more than 160,000 passengers to and through Dubai.

With road works continuing to cause delays around [...]

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