Emirates

UAE says Backs Output Freeze to Support Oil Markets

By Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal ALGIERS, Sept 26 – The United Arab Emirates said on Monday it would back a global freeze in oil output to bolster prices, while some OPEC delegates predicted a meeting of producing countries in Algeria this week could still yield a deal to restrain supply. Oil prices have

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Is It Safe To Fly?

Recent crashes evoke fear over airline safety in the Middle East.  By Leila Hatoum The recent crash and burn of Emirates Airlines Flight EK521 on August 3 was the fourth flight-related incident in the Middle East this year. None of the 282 passengers and 18-crew members of EK521 were harmed, thanks to the quick reaction of the crew—who

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Video Shows Chaos in Cabin of Crashed Emirates Plane

DUBAI, Aug 4 – Amateur video taken inside a crashed Emirates Boeing 777 shows chaos as passengers try to grab their luggage from overhead compartments while one woman, apparently a flight attendant, shouts at them to evacuate the plane. “Jump! Jump! Jump! Leave your bags behind!” the woman shouts, seconds after the burning plane came

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Captain Emirates: Flying High

Emirates airlines expects higher profits, no planned IPO – Chairman By MOHAMMAD SALMAN IQBAL and LEILA HATOUM Sitting behind his desk checking his computer, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has little time to spare. The dynamic sheikh is, after all, the head of numerous high-profile government conglomerates in Dubai, prompting him to stay up to date with

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Egypt Crash to Spur Demand For Strict Aviation Security: Emirates

DUBAI, Nov 8 (Reuters) Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark said on Sunday he expected the crash of a Russian passenger jet in Egypt would result in demands for stringent aviation security worldwide. Speaking at the Dubai Airshow, Clark added that he had ordered a security review, but was not suspending any flights as a result

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International Airlines Suspend Flights Over Sinai after Russian Plane Crash

BY Staff Reporter DUBAI (Nov. 1) Emirates, along with Lufthansa and Air France-KLM, have suspended flights over Sinai as a precaution, following Saturday’s crash of a Russian plane that resulted in the death of all 224 passengers aboard. “Emirates is currently avoiding flying over the Sinai peninsula until more information is available,” said a spokesperson of the Gulf carrier

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