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Emirates and flydubai partnership announces first codeshare routes

  • With the start of the partnership, Emirates will codeshare on 29 routes operated by flydubai
  • Passengers can book from 03 October with travel commencing on 29 October
  • Reach more destinations easily, frequently and quickly


Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 02 October 2017Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents.

The new partner network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination.  Passengers can book from 03 October on, through the Emirates Contact Centres or the travel agents network with travel commencing from 29 October 2017.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group and Chairman of flydubai, said, “This is an exciting first step in unlocking the benefits of the partnership for passengers who will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique advantages each airline offers as well as greater choice and flexibility when connecting via Dubai. This is just the start and as we expand the partner network in the coming months we will open up more opportunities for our passengers to explore the world.”

Throughout the customer journey Emirates and flydubai will deliver a product experience reflective of their unique brand characteristics.  When booked together, as part of the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in both Business and Economy Classes.

Emirates and flydubai partnership codeshare destinations 

  • Asmara (Eritrea)
  • Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Kiev Zhulyany (Ukraine)
  • Juba (South Sudan)
  • Krasnodar (Russia)
  • Samara (Russia)
  • Kazan (Russia)
  • Mineralnye Vody (Russia)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Rostov-on-Don (Russia)
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  • Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • Kuwait (Kuwait)
  • Baku  (Azerbaijan)
  • Lucknow (India)
  • Ahwaz (Iran)
  • Bandar Abbas (Iran)
  • Esfahan (Iran)
  • Lar (Iran)
  • Shiraz (Iran)
  • Najaf (Iraq)
  • Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Muscat (Oman)
  • Salalah (Oman)
  • Yekaterinburg (Russia)
  • Bucharest (Romania)
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British Airways Resumes Daily Flights to Abu Dhabi, After 4-Year hiatus

British Airways Resumes Daily Flights to Abu Dhabi, After 4-Year hiatus
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British Airways made its way back to Abu Dhabi, landing at Zayed International Airport. Following a four-year break in service, both crew and passengers were greeted with enthusiasm.

In the summer of 2024, British Airways plans to launch a daily route, utilising a Boeing 787-9, from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi. The new route enhances ties between the UAE and the UK and expands  vast worldwide network, catering to passengers who may be visiting friends and family or travelling for business.

Arriving in Abu Dhabi at 08.30+1, flight BA073 to Abu Dhabi leaves London Heathrow at 22.25. Departing at 10.10 and landing at London Heathrow at 15.20 is the inbound flight (BA072).

The chief executive officer and managing director of Abu Dhabi Airports, Elena Sorlini, stated: “We are delighted to welcome British Airways to Zayed International Airport. Their daily schedule is expected to improve connectivity and stimulate travel and business.” Visitors may experience the dynamic capital of the United Arab Emirates like never before at our brand-new, award-winning, state-of-the-art terminal, where they will be welcomed with the best kind of Emirati hospitality.”

Flight schedule:

London Heathrow (LHR) to Zayed International (AUH)All times are local
SeasonFlight numberDeparting LHRArriving AUHFlight numberDeparting AUHArriving LHR
Summer ‘24BA7322:2508:30+1BA7210:1015:20
Winter ‘24BA7322:2509:30+1BA7211:1015:20

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The total aircraft orders for Boeing and Airbus at the Dubai Airshow 2023 : Day 5

Boeing 777X will not be displayed at the Singapore Airshow 2024

Boeing made a significant impact at the Dubai Airshow, unveiling numerous anticipated aircraft orders from various airlines. Notably, the Boeing 777X, 787, and Boeing 737 MAX received substantial orders, adding to the excitement of the event.

Meanwhile, Airbus celebrated successes as well, securing orders from Airbaltic, a valued customer that has now become one of the largest operators of Airbus A220 aircraft. Additionally, both Egyptian and Ethiopian Airlines made noteworthy commitments at the Dubai Airshow 2023 by ordering 21 Airbus A350-900 aircraft on 3rd day.

After receiving assurances from the engine manufacturer, Emirates placed new orders for A350 aircraft at the Dubai Airshow on the fourth day, despite an engine issue. Let’s delve further into these airlines and their contributions to this aviation showcase.

Boeing's Showstopper Aircraft and Green Commitment at Dubai Airshow 2023


SunExpress orders 90 aircraft.

The airline made a significant commitment by ordering up to 90 airplanes, including a mix of 737-8s and 737-10s. SunExpress, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, has a long history of ordering from Boeing, and this new agreement includes 45 firm orders and 45 options, with 28 of them being for the MAX 8 and 17 for the MAX 10.

Emirates placed 125 aircraft order

Emirates, the world’s largest 777 operator, placed an impressive order for 125 aircraft. This order includes 35 Boeing 777-8s, 55 777-9s, and 35 787s. This substantial addition to their fleet brings Emirates’ total 777X family backlog to 205 planes.

Their relationship with Boeing dates back to 1992 when they placed their first 777 order, and they now have nearly 150 777 jets in their fleet.

Emirates also adjusted its 787 Dreamliner order book, increasing it by five 787 jets to a total of 35, while converting 30 787-9s to 20 787-8s and 10 787-10s.

Fly Dubai orders 30 aircraft.

FlyDubai diversified its fleet by ordering 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets, marking their entry into widebody aircraft operations. The airline plans to utilize the efficient 787s to open new routes and increase capacity on existing ones. FlyDubai, which currently operates a fleet consisting entirely of 737s, emphasized the significance of this $11 billion deal in supporting Dubai’s aviation hub.

Royal Jordanian orders 4 Boeing 787

Four 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft were added to Royal Jordanian’s widebody fleet, and the airline confirmed an earlier order for two more 787-9s during the Dubai Airshow, increasing its total 787-9 backlog to six.

Royal Air Maroc orders 2 Boeing 787 aircraft.

Royal Air Maroc confirmed an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners, reinforcing their commitment to expanding their widebody fleet. Currently operating nine Dreamliners, the airline values the efficiency and flexibility offered by the 787 family.

Air Lease Corp orders18 Boeing 737 max 8

In another development, EgyptAir signed a lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation for 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, though Boeing has yet to make an official announcement. The contract was signed with Air Lease Corporation.

SCAT Airlines orders 7 Boeing 737 MAX

It is the first airline in Central Asia to fly the 737 MAX and currently operates three 737-8 and five 737-9 airplanes. 

Ethiopian Airlines orders 31 Boeing aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines today announced the carrier has agreed to order 11 787 Dreamliners and 20 737 MAX airplanes with an opportunity for 15 and 21 additional jets, respectively. The agreement, signed by Ethiopia’s national carrier at the Dubai Airshow, represents the largest-ever purchase of Boeing airplanes in African history.

  • -Boeing 777x family – 90 aircraft
  • -Boeing 787 family – 82 aircraft
  • -Boeing 737 Max family – 135 aircraft

Airbus reports 2022 commercial aircraft orders and deliveries


Airbaltic Orders 30 Airbus A220 Aircraft

Airbus received a substantial order from airBaltic, solidifying an agreement for 30 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with an option for an additional 20. This positions airBaltic as a leading A220 customer in Europe and the foremost A220-300 operator globally, aligning with their goal to operate a fleet of 100 Airbus aircraft by 2030.

EGYPTAIR announces order for 10 A350-900

The airline has firmed up an agreement with Airbus to procure 10 A350-900 aircraft, each boasting a capacity of 340 seats. These aircraft come equipped with cutting-edge technologies and Rolls-Royce XWB Trent engines, known for their modern design and reduced fuel emissions and consumption. As we tackle growing demand across our network, this aircraft is the optimal choice. 

Ethiopian Airlines orders 11 A350-900 aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines in it for the long-haul: commits to a further 11 A350-900s  to be added to its existing fleet. The latest agreement takes Ethiopian Airlines’ total order book and commitment for the A350 to 33, including four A350-1000s. 

Emirates orders 15 A350-900 aircraft

Emirates has signed an order for an additional 15 A350-900s at the Dubai Airshow, taking its total order to 65 aircraft.

The A350 is the world’s most modern and efficient widebody aircraft and the long-range leader in the 300-410 seater category, flying efficiently on any sector from short-haul to ultra-long-haul routes up to 9,700nm. The first A350 is scheduled to join Emirates’ fleet in August 2024

  • – Airbus A220 – 30
  • – A350-900 – 36


Boeing and Airbus have reported positive developments in their upcoming aircraft order books, with Boeing securing a greater number of orders compared to Airbus. Boeing’s success is attributed to significant orders for its B787, 777x, and 737 Max aircraft from various stakeholders and airlines. Airbus, while facing some challenges with the A350-1000 due to engine issues that led to missed orders from Middle East customers, still received substantial orders for the A350-900 and Airbus A220 aircraft.

Both companies showcased impressive static displays and flying demonstrations of their aircraft, drawing the attention of visitors at events like the Dubai Airshow. The aerospace industry witnessed numerous Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) being signed, indicating increased collaboration and potential business opportunities. Additionally, agreements were made to explore Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) opportunities in new locations, further expanding the scope of the industry.

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A Complete Guide to Emirates Baggage Services for a Seamless Travel Experience

How Emirates Baggage services works

Emirates baggage services are meant to make your journey easier by handling your bags with care and efficiency.

Emirates offers a smooth journey from check-in to arrival. Whether you need to track your bags, report a missing item, or inquire about baggage policies, their customer-centric approach seeks to deliver dependable and convenient solutions for all of your baggage-related needs.

1. Home Check-in and Land & Leave

Make a reservation for Home Check-in, and the agents will come to you to weigh and tag your bags, print your boarding permit, and deliver them to the aircraft. Home Check-in is complimentary when you reserve and fly in First Class.

2. Concierge Service

Make use of Emirates luggage porters at both departures and arrivals. They can take your bags to check in or pick up your luggage from the baggage belt and transport it to your next destination. AED 40 for a regular trolley and AED 100 for a flat‑bed trolley.

3. Baggage wrapping

To assist you, they wrap your bags in thick transparent plastic to keep them secure and protected during the journey. emirates baggage allowance AED 40 for each standard-size bag and AED 80 for each oversize bag.

4. Luggage storage

If you have some more time to explore Dubai before your next trip, take advantage of Emirates’ simple luggage storage service, which is located at Arrivals in Emirates Terminal 3.

It’s ideal for circumstances like having to check out of your hotel early for a flight or having a short layover in Dubai.

You can safely keep a standard-sized bag with maximum dimensions of 21 by 24 by 11 inches for up to 12 hours for AED 35. emirates extra baggage cost, If your bag is larger than these dimensions, the cost is AED 40.

Additionally, for those carrying precious belongings, you can store them for AED 40, allowing you to tour the city with your hands free.

5. Odd-shaped luggage

“If you’re traveling with oddly-shaped baggage, emirates hand luggage such as oversized or irregular items, you may be required to repack them in a cardboard box available at baggage wrapping kiosks near the check-in area. Alternatively, you can purchase travel bags at the airport duty-free shops. For bulkier items, Emirates offers the option to send them through their Skycargo services.”

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