Emirates has announced the reopening of one of its lounges in Dubai and has confirmed that its Chauffeur Drive service is once again being offered to customers with select premium bookings. In addition, the airline has continued to restart routes to countries around the world and will offer services to over 50 cities in July.
The Airbus A380 may be the world's largest commercial aircraft but in an era of economical aircraft like the A350s, the A330neo, and the Boeing Dreamliners, the A380 is an uneconomical dinosaur. None of the airlines that operate the A380 have been flying them during the current crisis and some airlines have gone as far as to say that they'll never fly their A380s again...but for Emirates that's not an option.
Emirates has announced plans to boost flights to 14 of the cities it currently serves and it has confirmed the dates on which it plants to recommence services to 10 destinations it dropped when the current crisis took hold. It won't be all plain sailing, however, as some of the planned destinations are currently closed to overseas visitors, but Emirates has a plan for this.
Most of the world may be living under significant travel restrictions but Emirates has announced plans to restart flights to nine destinations from later this month as it looks to find a way out of the current crisis. The first flights the airline will offer since it grounded its fleet at the end of March are mostly to cities within Europe, but the United States and Australia will be seeing select services resume too.
Emirates is one of the many airlines that have been showing a very serious reluctance to offer passengers refunds on their canceled flights even though refunds are exactly what these passengers are entitled to but, somewhat unexpectedly, Emirates has had a big change of heart and is offering customers a variety of options that now put a lot of other airlines to shame.
In early 2018, Emirates launched a new First Class product on a small number of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and the new cabin was instantly hailed as the best First Class product in the skies. Shortly after the initial excitement started to fade, people started noticing one small issue when it came to booking the super-deluxe product – it was very hard to find.
Emirates has now announced that it will be launching service between Dubai and Mexico City via Barcelona in the coming winter season, and the airline has confirmed that it will be a 2-class 777-200LR which will operate the route.
Whether we like it or not biometric technology is here and it’s rapidly becoming part of the fabric of air travel. We’ve already seen multiple airlines using biometric gates for domestic and international flights and now Emirates plans to take the technology a step further – it’s trialing passport-free travel.
Emirates has quietly dropped a bombshell on the travel world by introducing a Business Class fare that has a lot of the usual Business Class benefits stripped out. At the time of writing, there's no mention of this move on the Emirates media page and I haven't seen it mentioned by any of Emirates' official outlets but the fare is very real indeed.
Emirates offers three daily non-stop flights between Dubai and the Maldives during the summer season (in winter this increases to four) and all of these flights are currently operated by the airline's standard 777-300ER aircraft.These aircraft all offer a First Class cabin which has been around for some time (and which is similar but not identical to the cabin on the airline's A380s) and they offer a poor Business Class cabin which has been out of date for most of this decade....but things are about to change.