Following the US, the British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
One of the world’s most renowned airlines will arrive into Edinburgh later this year with the launch of an Emirates service to Dubai. Edinburgh will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow.
**UPDATE 9 MARCH, 2017** President Donald Trump has revised the travel ban to no longer include Iraq in the list of countries banned from travel to the United States. Furthermore, the revised ban advises that citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who are holding a valid visa will be exempt from the ban.
Effective July 1 2016, all passengers using Dubai airport facilities will incur a fee of AED35. Every passenger leaving the UAE from any of Dubai’s airports, including transit passengers, will be charged the service fee for using airport facilities. Airlines will be tasked with...
Following on from the piloted success of extending online check in to 48 hours, Emirates will be permanently extending its online check in service effective immediately, providing enhanced flexibility to travellers all over the world who can now check in from both desktop and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.
The 16-hour ultra long haul journey from Dubai to Auckland and 17h20m journey from Auckland to Dubai is operated by the Boeing 777-200LR, and flies just short by 15m in becoming the world record holder for the longest flight in the world (Emirates Dubai to Panama City route lands on top).
The Solar Impulse II completed the first solar-powered flight around the world on Tuesday 26 July, 2015, landing in Abu Dhabi and creating history in the pursuit of clean energy.