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Emirates Orders Two Boeing 777 Freighters

Emirates Orders Two Boeing 777 Freighters

– Order for two 777 Freighters to boost airline’s global air cargo capability

– 777 Freighter is Boeing’s best-selling freighter of all time

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Emirates today announced an order for two 777 Freighters at the 2021 Dubai Airshow, expanding the future capability of one of the world’s largest cargo airlines at a time of significant global demand for air freight.

The freighters will be operated by Emirates SkyCargo, which currently operates an all-Boeing fleet of 10 777 Freighters and also carries cargo on Emirates’ 134 777 passenger airplanes. Valued at more than $704 million at list prices, the orders were previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website.

“Emirates plays a key role in making essential goods available to customers and consumers globally through the capacity available on our widebody fleet, the reach of our global network and the advanced infrastructure at our Dubai hub,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline and Group. “Today, we are delighted to announce an investment of $1 billion to further expand our freighter capacity. This underscores our commitment to supporting our customers’ requirements, and reflects our confidence in our future growth and status as one of the largest airline cargo carriers in the world.”

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The 777 Freighter – Boeing’s best-selling freighter of all time – is the world’s largest, longest-range and most capable twin-engine freighter. The airplane reduces fuel use and CO2 emissions by 17% compared to legacy airplanes. With a range of 9,200 kilometers, the 777 Freighter can carry a maximum revenue payload of 102,000 kilograms, allowing airlines to make fewer stops and reduce landing fees on long-haul routes.

“We are honored that Emirates has once again placed its confidence in the 777 Freighter as the backbone of its global network,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing. “As the largest operator of 777 passenger and freighter models worldwide, Emirates’ success is a testament to the 777’s market-leading efficiency, improved sustainability and incredible range.”

With global supply chains in the spotlight, freight carriers continue to rely on Boeing and its complete family of new and converted freighters. Boeing airplanes currently provide more than 90% of worldwide dedicated freighter capacity. The company’s global customer base has ordered more than 300 777 Freighters since 2005, including 38 orders this year, tied to sustained demand for air cargo including expanding e-commerce.

Boeing’s 2021 Commercial Market Outlook forecasts increased demand for dedicated freighters, including new and converted models. By 2040, the global freighter fleet will be 70% larger compared with the pre-pandemic fleet, with the Middle East freighter fleet growing by 87%.

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Akasa Air Launches QuietFlights: Enhancing Peaceful Travel

Akasa Air Launches QuietFlights: Enhancing Peaceful Travel

Akasa Air, India’s rapidly growing commercial airline that, has introduced a novel initiative called “QuietFlights” for its passengers.

This unique concept is specifically designed for travelers flying during the early morning and late-night hours, enhancing their inflight experience with added tranquility and comfort.

In a recent press release, Akasa Air announced that flights operating between 10 PM and 6 AM will minimize in-flight announcements to essential safety messages only.

In addition, the airline will adjust cabin lighting to foster a peaceful and calming atmosphere. This initiative underscores Akasa Air’s commitment to offering a restful and comfortable journey for passengers on flights during these hours.

Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer of Akasa Air, highlighted the airline’s dedication to ensuring privacy and peace of mind for its passengers.

He stated that the launch of QuietFlights reaffirms their mission to deliver exceptional experiences, emphasizing a “comfortable, relaxed, and peaceful cabin experience.”

Coutinho elaborated that in today’s fast-paced lifestyle, QuietFlights are thoughtfully designed to help passengers unwind, with reduced announcements and ambient lighting creating a serene inflight environment.

Akasa Air’s network connects 22 domestic destinations and three international destinations, including Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Guwahati, Agartala, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ayodhya, Gwalior, Srinagar, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Doha (Qatar), Jeddah, and Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

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IndiGo announces codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines

IndiGo announces codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) and IndiGo have announced a new codeshare partnership set to benefit customers with increased travel options between Japan and India.

This collaboration will initially enhance JAL’s connectivity into India, while later phases will provide IndiGo customers with more options on JAL’s extensive domestic and international network.

IndiGo, which commands over 60% of the Indian market, will begin codesharing on domestic routes that connect with JAL flights to and from Delhi and Bengaluru. Currently, JAL operates daily flights between Tokyo Haneda and Delhi, and thrice-weekly flights between Tokyo Narita and Bengaluru, meeting the travel demand between the two nations.

Through this partnership with IndiGo, Japan Airlines will extend its reach across India, tapping into IndiGo’s expansive domestic network. This will cover major cities such as Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Kochi, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli, Pune, Lucknow, Varanasi, and Goa, providing seamless connectivity for travelers.

IndiGo, renowned for its high-quality service and punctuality, will enable JAL to offer exceptional service to even more travelers. As part of this evolving partnership, the airlines aim to expand codesharing to include JAL-operated flights in the future.

The codeshare agreement is slated to commence in the winter 2024 schedule. JAL’s flights between Tokyo and India (Haneda-Delhi, Narita-Bengaluru) will connect with IndiGo’s domestic services to 14 destinations across India. Additional details regarding the specific routes will be announced in due course, pending government approval.

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Malaysia Airlines And IndiGo Sign MoU To Boost Tourism

Malaysia Airlines And IndiGo Sign MoU To Boost Tourism

Malaysia Airlines and IndiGo, India’s leading airline, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a codeshare partnership and mutual cooperation agreement.

The agreement will enable both carriers to provide customers with more options and flexibility for seamless travels between Malaysia and India. Through this cooperation, Malaysia Airlines will be able to strengthen its connectivity into India as the marketing carrier on IndiGo operated flights.

while IndiGo customers get to explore more Southeast Asia destinations through Malaysia Airlines’ extensive network. This reciprocal arrangement will allow both carriers to provide seamless connections to their customers, besides enabling them to enjoy an
integrated travel itinerary among other facilities.

Currently, Malaysia Airlines flies 71 times a week to nine major Indian hubs: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, and Trivandrum.

To learn more and to make travel reservations, go to the official Malaysia Airlines website at www.malaysiaairlines.com. Customers who would like to start earning Enrich Points and enjoying member-only benefits are invited to sign up for Malaysia Airlines’ renowned travel and lifestyle loyalty programme, Enrich, at www.enrich.malaysiaairlines.com. Get the Malaysia Airlines app to access the newest deals from anywhere at any time.

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