Emirates boss lauds Accra operations, takes delivery of 100th A380


Dubai-based Emirates Airlines says it is “very very happy” with its current operations in Ghana from where it exercises fifth freedom right and flies to neighbouring Ivory coast.

Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations-Africa, said: “We are very very happy with our operations in Ghana. We enjoy good cooperation with the Ghanaian government. We are happy with our current operations where we fly into Ivory Coast from Ghana.”

The airline, which has been servicing the Kotoka International Airport for years now, is currently offering Ghanaian travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai with a special Economy and Business Class return airfare that includes a free third piece of luggage of up to 23 kg.

Under the special offer, an Economy Class ticket from Accra to Dubai costs US$579 and US$4,449 in Business Class.

The fare offer is for a limited time only and tickets must be booked between 23 October and 10 November 2017.

Travel must take place between 23 October 2017 and 30 March 2018. The cost of the ticket includes airport taxes. Seasonality and blackout dates apply as well as other terms and conditions.

Emirates is offering a free third piece of luggage of up to 23kg for Economy Class and up to 32kg for Business Class. This is in addition to the current allowance of two pieces of up to 23kg in Economy Class and two pieces of up to 32kg in Business Class.

With year-round sunshine, world-class shopping and restaurants, stunning beaches and iconic buildings, Dubai offers something for the whole family.

Visitors to Dubai can also experience some of the city’s newest attractions including must-see places like Dubai Parks and Resorts featuring three theme parks: Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND® Park and LEGOLAND® Water Park.

On all Emirates’ flights, customers can look forward to hours of entertainment on the airline’s ice system, which offers over 2500 channels of on demand audio and visual entertainment, from the latest movies, music, audio books and games, as well as family friendly products and services for children, including complimentary toys, kids’ meals and movies, priority boarding for families and the use of free strollers at Dubai International Airport.

In addition to the on-board comforts and products, customers will experience the world-famous hospitality from Emirates’ multinational cabin crew while enjoying chef prepared regional and international cuisine, using the freshest ingredients, accompanied by a wide range of complimentary wines and beverages. Emirates flies daily from Kotoka International Airport to Dubai.

Delivery of 100th A380

Emirates Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th A380 from aircraft manufacturer, Airbus.

The handover of the aircraft in its ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ livery took place at Airbus in Hamburg. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, born 100 years ago, was the founding father of the United Arab Emirates.

“This is a tremendous moment for Emirates, for Airbus and for our many partners involved in the A380,” Emirates’ chairman and chief executive Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said at the handover ceremony.

“For Emirates, the A380 has been a success… Each time we deploy an A380 onto a route, it typically stimulates further traffic and demand. We remain committed to the programme and will work closely with Airbus and our partners to continually enhance our A380 product.”

Over 85 million passengers have flown on the Dubai-based airline’s A380s since they were introduced into the fleet in 2008.

Emirates has unfilled orders for 42 A380s, receiving on average 11 deliveries per year, and is reported to be interested in buying more, possibly as early as this year’s Dubai Airshow this month.

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