Emirates http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31802/all en Emirates Airlines sees 2012-13 income up 18-20 % http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/emirates-airlines-sees-2012-13-income-18-20 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dubai's Emirates Airlines said Sunday its year to March 2013 income is seen rising by 18 to 20 percent, as the Gulf emirate officially opened the world's first concourse dedicated to Airbus A380 superjumbos.</p> <p>The biggest carrier in the Middle East will see "an 18 to 20 percent income rise this year," Tim Clark, president of Emirates told reporters.</p> <p>For the first six months of the current fiscal year the airlines' net profit jumped by 104 percent to 1.7 billion dirhams ($464 million) from 836 million dirhams in the corresponding period of the previous year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/emirates-airlines-sees-2012-13-income-18-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Emirates Emirates Transport AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:00:30 +0000 5751593 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates Airlines sees 2012-13 income up 18-20% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/emirates-airlines-sees-2012-13-income-18-20-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dubai's Emirates Airlines said Sunday its year to March 2013 income is seen rising by 18 to 20 percent, as the emirate officially opened the world's first concourse dedicated to Airbus A380 superjumbos.</p> <p>The Middle East's biggest carrier expects to see "an 18 to 20 percent" income rise this year, Emirates president Tim Clark told reporters.</p> <p>For the first six months of the current fiscal year its net profit jumped by 104 percent to 1.7 billion dirhams ($464 million) from 836 million dirhams in the corresponding period of the previous year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/emirates-airlines-sees-2012-13-income-18-20-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Emirates Transport AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:45:50 +0000 5751680 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates hails Qantas tie-up as aviation growth model http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/emirates-hails-qantas-tie-aviation-growth-model <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Emirates airlines hailed on Monday its tie-up with Qantas as a growth model, after the first flight of the Australian carrier to its new international hub in Dubai.</p> <p>"This is certainly a growth model... for Emirates and for Qantas," Emirates president Tim Clark told reporters in Dubai, after he flew from Sydney along with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and the Australian Minister of Transport Anthony Albanese.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/emirates-hails-qantas-tie-aviation-growth-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Emirates Transport AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:30:43 +0000 5798524 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates-Qantas partnership means increased tourism activities for Dubai, UAE Paper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/emirates-qantas-partnership-means-increased-tourism-activities-dubai-ua <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The Emirates-Qantas partnership, which took off yesterday, means increased retail and tourism activities as well as freight operations for Dubai, commented a UAE daily.</p><P>"The partnership will help boost Dubai's economy as well as reinforce its position as the world's second biggest international aviation hub", said local English language daily, GulfNews, in its editorial today.</p><P>It also readjusts the so-called "kangaroo route" between major European and Australian destinations, by cutting travel time by a few hours and with just one stop - in Dubai.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/emirates-qantas-partnership-means-increased-tourism-activities-dubai-ua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Emirates The Emirates Group Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:19:05 +0000 Asianet 5800935 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates Adds a Touch of Brazilian Flair as Visa Showcases 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy at Dubai Airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/emirates-adds-touch-brazilian-flair-visa-showcases-2014-fifa-world-cup- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world -and an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner and sponsor of the FIFA World Cup - helped give football fans a taste of the action on Friday 5th April, when the 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy was displayed in Dubai Airport's new Concourse A facility.</p><P>In anticipation of the Brazil-hosted FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 this June, and the subsequent FIFA World Cup next year, Emirates crew from Brazil met football fans as they gathered to catch a glimpse of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy in Concourse A.</p><P>"Our sponsorship</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/emirates-adds-touch-brazilian-flair-visa-showcases-2014-fifa-world-cup-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emirates FIFA World championships Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:32:13 +0000 Asianet 5807892 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates Adds a Touch of Brazilian Flair as Visa Showcases 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy at Dubai Airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/emirates-adds-touch-brazilian-flair-visa-showcases-2014-fifa-world-cu-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world -and an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner and sponsor of the FIFA World Cup - helped give football fans a taste of the action on Friday 5th April, when the 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy was displayed in Dubai Airport's new Concourse A facility.</p><P>In anticipation of the Brazil-hosted FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 this June, and the subsequent FIFA World Cup next year, Emirates crew from Brazil met football fans as they gathered to catch a glimpse of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Winners Trophy in Concourse A.</p><P>"Our sponsorship </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/emirates-adds-touch-brazilian-flair-visa-showcases-2014-fifa-world-cu-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emirates FIFA World championships Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:33:12 +0000 Asianet 5807901 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates says annual profit jumps 52% to $622 mn http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130513/emirates-says-annual-profit-jumps-52-622-mn <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dubai's Emirates Airline said on Thursday it posted $622 million in annual net profits in 2012-2013, a 52 percent boost on the previous year, as passenger numbers exceeded 39 million.</p> <p>The carrier's profit was "at AED 2.3 billion ($622 million), representing an increase of 52 per cent over last year's results," Emirates said in a statement.</p> <p>ak/srm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Emirates The Emirates Group United Arab Emirates AFP Mon, 13 May 2013 20:39:51 +0000 5837097 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemeni kidnap 11 soldiers to swap for relative http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/yemeni-kidnap-11-soldiers-swap-relative <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yemeni tribesmen have kidnapped 11 soldiers, including two officers, and are demanding the release of a relative convicted of murder, tribal sources said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Members of the Al-Marakisha tribe, in the southern province of Abyan, kidnapped two colonels and nine soldiers, to pressure authorities to release Ahmed al-Marakisha, the sources said.</p> <p>The man's son insisted on his father's release to set the captives free.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130619/yemeni-kidnap-11-soldiers-swap-relative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abyan Governorate Al-Qaeda Emirates AFP Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:01:04 +0000 5861488 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Qatar acclimatisation takes a month - study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/football-qatar-acclimatisation-takes-month-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Teams contesting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will need a month to prepare for the country's sweltering heat, according to a report by a British university published on Thursday.</p> <p>The study by the University of Bedfordshire recommends that teams arrive in Qatar at least four weeks in advance of the tournament, which is currently scheduled to take place amid temperatures that could reach as high as 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130822/football-qatar-acclimatisation-takes-month-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arabian Peninsula Asia Emirates AFP Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:15:37 +0000 5915291 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: FIFA holds crunch meeting amid Qatar rights storm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131003/football-fifa-holds-crunch-meeting-amid-qatar-rights-storm-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Global football's governing body FIFA on Thursday kicked off a crunch meeting amid claims of rights abuses by 2022 World Cup Qatar and wrangling over plans to hold the tournament in the winter.</p> <p>FIFA's executive committee had already been scheduled to grapple with the issue of whether to shift the World Cup from its traditional June and July slot in order to escape the stifling Gulf heat, a plan which has angered European leagues that fear mid-season havoc.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131003/football-fifa-holds-crunch-meeting-amid-qatar-rights-storm-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arabian Peninsula Asia Emirates FIFA Politics Social Issues AFP Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:05:43 +0000 5951041 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates negotiates big deal with Boeing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/emirates-negotiates-big-deal-boeing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Emirates Airline is negotiating over a potentially "substantive" order for US Boeing's B777 new-generation airliner, the airline's chief executive Tim Clark said on Monday.</p> <p>Clark told the Financial Times newspaper: "We are in a relatively advanced stage of commercial negotiations... I think whatever happens there will be a substantive order for the new 777."</p> <p>The newspaper estimated that the fast-growing airline needed between 100-175 aircraft of the 777x type which would represent an order exceeding $30.0 billion (21.7 billion euros).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/emirates-negotiates-big-deal-boeing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Emirates Transport AFP Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:46:28 +0000 5972765 at http://www.globalpost.com Emirates H1 profit modest due to rising fuel cost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131112/emirates-h1-profit-modest-due-rising-fuel-cost <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Dubai's Emirates Airline on Tuesday posted a two percent increase in half yearly profits, blaming high fuel costs and an "unfavourable" currency exchange environment for the slow growth.</p> <p>The carrier's net profits in the first half of the fiscal year to March 31, 2014 stood at 1.7 billion dirhams ($475 million), "up two percent from the same period last year," Emirates said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131112/emirates-h1-profit-modest-due-rising-fuel-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Emirates The Emirates Group AFP Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:02:02 +0000 5986748 at http://www.globalpost.com Boeing sees Middle East market of $550 billion over 20 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/boeing-sees-middle-east-market-550-billion-over-20-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Thursday forecast that Middle Eastern airlines would need 2,610 new airplanes worth $550 billion over the next 20 years, thanks to rapid traffic growth in the region.</p> <p>"International traffic growth in the Middle East continues to outpace the rest of the world," said Randy Tinseth, Vice President of Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, citing the Gulf's position as a way station between Europe and Asia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/boeing-sees-middle-east-market-550-billion-over-20-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Emirates Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:01:21 +0000 5988894 at http://www.globalpost.com Etihad seen close to buying about 75 Airbus jets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131116/airshow-etihad-seen-close-buying-around-75-airbus-jets-sources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is in talks to order as many as 75 Airbus &lt;EAD.PA&gt; jets, including around 50 of the European planemaker's long-haul A350, industry sources said on Saturday.</p> <p>The roughly $16 billion order, expected to be announced at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday, may include approximately 25 smaller A320neos, the sources said.</p> <p>Etihad and Airbus declined to comment.</p> <p>Airbus is developing the A350 to compete with Boeing's &lt;BA.N&gt; 787 Dreamliner and the proposed new 777X.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131116/airshow-etihad-seen-close-buying-around-75-airbus-jets-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Emirates Transport Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Nov 2013 15:32:40 +0000 5991110 at http://www.globalpost.com Airbus, Boeing battle it out at Dubai show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131117/airbus-boeing-battle-it-out-at-dubai-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fierce rivals Airbus and Boeing lock horns in a battle for lucrative airliner orders, mainly from fast-growing Gulf carriers, as the Dubai Airshow opens on Sunday.</p> <p>Boeing is expected to have the upper hand with the official launch of its new 777-X long-haul airliner, and Dubai's Emirates expected to place a large order.</p> <p>The wide-bodied airliner, featuring lower fuel consumption engines and composite wings, should in 2020 replace the current 777, the US maker's workhorse launched in 1990 and a Boeing bestseller with 1,473 sold by November 12.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131117/airbus-boeing-battle-it-out-at-dubai-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Emirates Transport AFP Sun, 17 Nov 2013 05:49:20 +0000 5991373 at http://www.globalpost.com