Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airline inks ‘Code Share Partnership’ with V Australia

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has entered into a code share partnership with Virgin Blue Group’s new international airline, V Australia, on the trans-Tasman route applicable from 25, October 2009.

The code share agreement, which is Emirates’ first with an Australian carrier – will provide V Australia guests connections when traveling between New Zealand and the USA. 

AVIS signs five-year partnership deal with Emirates Airline

Avis, a leading rental car company in the UAE, has signed a five-year UAE-based chauffeur drive partnership with Emirates airline.

As per the deal, Avis will provide a fleet of high quality chauffeur driven vehicles for Emirates' first and business class passengers.

A company official stated in a release that all provided chauffeurs are multilingual and well trained in defensive driving techniques as well as various aspects of customer service, to ensure they meet the exacting standards of Emirates airline.

Australian price fixing charge denied by Emirates

As per the media reports, Gulf-based airline Emirates is determined to fight the allegations leveled against it by Australia's regulator, which say that the airline fixed air cargo prices.

In an emailed document, the Dubai-based carrier said: “Emirates denies the allegations and will be defending the proceedings. It does not intend to make any further comment given that the matter is before the court.”

Emirates-Virgin Blue deal offers 'Australia pass'

Emirates Airline has announced that it has inked mutual agreement with Australian budget airline Virgin Blue with the aim to introduce "Emirates Visit Australia Pass", which will provide unprecedented access to the country.

The sources said that the move takes the interline agreement inked between the two airlines last month a step forward, with the pass offering domestic connections to 22 additional Australian destinations on Virgin Blue from all four Australian cities served by Emirates: Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Emirates to increase Beirut flights

Emirates has decided to roll out nine additional flights to Beirut, Lebanon, in August in order to keep up with customer demand during the busy summer season.

The sources said that the additional flights will give the Dubai to Beirut service an important boost.

At present, Emirates operates 17 weekly flights between Dubai and Beirut. During August the carrier will add 18 additional flights between Dubai and Beirut.

Emirates set to launch A380 Paris service in February 2010

Emirates has unveiled its plans to introduce the Airbus A380 service on the Paris route by February 1 2010.

With the introduction of new service, Paris would serve as Emirates' sixth A380 destination after Toronto, London Heathrow, Bangkok, Sydney and Auckland.

The sources said that the superjumbo, to be built mainly in France, will replace the airline's morning service out of Dubai, currently being served by Boeing 777 aircraft.