Emirates considering purchasing narrow-bodied aircraft.

I just came across this post on CNN.com, where they are quoting Emirates CEO Tim Clark on Emirates considering buying a fleet of narrow-bodied aircraft within the next 18 months.

It is a radical change from what Emirates now is operating, as they have a 2-aircraft fleet only, solely operating the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A380. Of course, there is a big difference in the number of passengers in those planes too, the Boeing 777-200LR only takes about 260 passengers, whereas the one-class Airbus A380 takes 615 passenger, but still moving from this fleet and adding a narrow-bodied fleet will be interesting.

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Fly Dubai introduces a new rewards program

Fly Dubai
Fly Dubai

Dubai based low-cost operator Fly Dubai has introduced their new loyalty program ‘OPEN’.

As the first airline in the region, they seem to have launched a Fixed Value rewards programe, but I am not quite sure yet, as I don’t have any points with them, I am unable to verify this.

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