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Company Watch - Emirates Airline.

Dec 14, 2008

On December 15th, Emirates Airline, with one of the world's youngest fleets, will trial a new environmental programme as it executes the longest green journeyThe programme, to be analysed and reviewed on the airline's inaugural flight from Dubai to San Francisco, will represent the world's first cross-polar green flight. Emirates worked closely with government agencies in Dubai, Russia, Iceland, Canada and the United States and other countries to plot what is appropriately hailed as the Emvironment flight, the most environmentally-sophisticated route and trip possible to help save an estimated 2,000 gallons of fuel and 30,000 pounds of carbon emissions on the 16-hour non-stop service. The inaugural green flight will demonstrate multiple fuel and emission-saving measures. Dec 10, 2008

After checking that passengers' seat belts were fastened and the cabin was prepared for takeoff, Alex Rodriguez, a 26-year-old Spaniard and Emirates airline flight attendant, reached into her pocket for a tube of bright red lipstick. The global economic slump is just now touching the glittering shores of the oil-rich Persian Gulf. But when it comes to the 10,000 flight attendants working for Emirates, the government-owned airline here, Dubai isn't cutting any corners. In an industry in a tailspin in much of the rest of the world, this city-state of man-made island developments, luxury resorts and an indoor ski slope has put some of the glamour back into air travel. Dec 8, 2008

Emirates brought its own brand of double decker to London today with the arrival of its industry-leading A380. From today, the Emirates A380 will operate on flights EK001 and EK002 between Heathrow and Dubai. EK 002 departs Heathrow daily at 1.45pm, arriving at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 at 12.30am the following day. EK001 departs Dubai daily at 7.45am, arriving in Heathrow Terminal 3 at 11.35am. The A380 deployed on its Heathrow - Dubai route is the third of 58 that the carrier ordered, making it by far the largest customer for the super-efficient superjumbo. Despite its colossal size, the Emirates A380 makes less than half the noise of a jumbo jet and uses 20 per cent less fuel. Dec 8, 2008

Emirates plans frequent use of polar routes to serve its newest US West Coast destinations, building on work initiated in 2000. The carrier plans to operate a North Pole track on its inaugural Dubai-San Francisco flight on 15 December as part of several initiatives to save 7,570 litres (2,000USgal) of fuel and 13,610kg (30,000lb) of carbon emissions on the flight. Emirates has authority for 207min extended range twin-engine operations for its Boeing 777-200LR fleet used to recently inaugurate flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Dec 12, 2008

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