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Emirates Airline

Emergency exit 'blew open' on Hong Kong-bound Emirates A380 flight

An Emirates Airbus 380. Photo: SMP

David Reid and his son Lewis heard what they thought was a "massive explosion" two hours into Monday's flight on the £250 million (HK$3 billion) Airbus A380. Freezing air blasted in and the cabin pressure plunged after the door in business class came 4cm ajar, leaving a gaping hole, Reid said.

Sunday, 17 February, 2013, 5:23am 11 comments

Briefs, January 18, 2013

Daimler will sell a limited edition of its Smart city car through Sina Weibo.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission gave Qantas and Emirates Airlines permission to launch their global alliance, although final approval is still pending. It said practical sales, marketing and other steps could now start.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:27am

Qantas-Emirates link forces Cathay Pacific to rethink network strategy

Cathay Pacific Airways may see a tougher fight for transiting passengers following Qantas Airways' alliance with Emirates. Photo: EPA

The proposed alliance between Australian carrier Qantas Airways and Dubai's Emirates could lure so-called "kangaroo route" passengers away from Cathay Pacific Airways.

The move will force Hong Kong's flag carrier to rethink its network strategy as an increasing number of carriers form bilateral agreements to increase their competitiveness.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:01am

Qantas gets approval for Emirates alliance

The deal will let Qantas sell tickets to 60 new destinations.

Qantas Airways, Australia's largest carrier, has won provisional approval from the nation's antitrust regulator to cooperate with Emirates on services as it seeks to turn around unprofitable international operations.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:46am

Travellers' checks

The palatial Ciragan Palace hotel in Istanbul

Trunk call The era of cumbersome but luxuriously capacious steamer trunks is as long gone as the days when one could pay a porter sixpence in local money to lug them from the customs shed to the hotel.

24 Nov 2012 - 11:07pm

Airline passenger comfort

I refer to Ade Odetunde's views on the Airbus seat size following Emirates' announcement of its order for 71 wide-bodied Airbus and Boeing aircraft ('An appeal for bigger, deeper, better airline seats', June 24).

A significant proportion of the order was for the new Airbus A380 superjumbo, an aircraft on which we will be able to carry more people, in even greater comfort.

14 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

An appeal for bigger, deeper, better airline seats

I refer to the sale to Emirates Airline of more than 40 Airbus airliners ('Airbus trumps Boeing again with US$5.1b Qatar Airways deal,' June 20).

This is not a thing to rejoice over because I find the Airbuses rather uncomfortable, whatever the layout, in that they pinch a little extra seating space, especially for those of us who fly economy class.

24 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Emirates cargo up 25pc

Emirates Airline carried 200,000 tonnes of freight in the 1997-98 financial year, up 25.3 per cent on the previous year.

The carrier achieved a 4.9 per cent reduction in unit cost per available tonne kilometre, which more than offset the 2.3 per cent decline in yield.

1 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Reality different from ad

MANY of us may find the little girl from the Emirates Airline advertisement rather cute, and a clever piece of marketing.

However, do not be fooled by this expensive TV commercial from the Airline of the Year! The salient truth, as I discovered, is that this esteemed airline has a very different view when actually carrying a family with two young children and a baby.

4 Dec 1995 - 12:00am