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Emirates to discount flights for international students

Emirates is encouraging international students to travel the world and reunite with their family amid the COVID-19 pandemic by offering discounts on flights, additional baggage allowances, and booking flexibility. In a push to see international students return to their pre-pandemic travelling habits of moving between their home and schooling countries, as well as countries all

Etihad slapped with temporary ban from flying to China

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad has been slapped with an additional one-week ban on flying into China, after five passengers onboard a flight to Shanghai tested positive for COVID-19. The Chinese government has announced that the UAE flag carrier will have its Abu Dhabi to Shanghai route suspended from 24 August. The new ban extends upon

Emirates hopeful of return to full route capacity by mid-2021

Emirates has said that it intends to ramp up flight resumptions, in the hope of “serving 100 per cent” of its pre-COVID international network by mid-2021, according to Emirates chief operating officer Adel Al Redha. “I think we can easily say by summer 2021, we’ll be serving 100 per cent of our network destinations,” Al

Podcast: Will Emirates’ COVID-19 cover convince people to fly again?

Emirates is offering to cover customers’ coronavirus related health expenses and quarantine costs in its latest bid to get people on planes, but will this move actually incentivise travel? In this episode of World of Aviation, Adam Thorn and Christian “Boo” Boucousis reflect on the inconsistencies across the industry in the current state of the

Emirates to pay for passengers’ COVID-related costs

State-owned carrier Emirates has announced that it will cover its customers’ medical and quarantine expenses, totalling up to almost $250,000, should a passenger fall ill with COVID-19 while travelling overseas. The provided cost includes medical expenses up to around $245,000, as well as contributing $160 per day for 14 days, towards the cost of government

Emirates predicts delayed debut for Boeing 777X

The Boeing 777X will likely miss a debut planned for next year, says Emirates chief operating officer Adel Al Redha. The Dubai-based carrier has outstanding orders for 115 of the model – making it the world’s biggest purchaser of the 777X. Speaking to media on Wednesday, Al Redha explained that Boeing has struggled to meet


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