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Emirates, Turkish Airlines win exemption from U.S. laptop ban

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:37 PM

They are the latest carriers after Abu Dhabi s Etihad to win a reprieve after Washington imposed new rules in March on direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey the Middle East and North Africa

An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Taiwan backlash over Emirates flag ban

May 31, 2017 - 3:35 PM

A leaked internal email apparently from an Emirates manager and circulated by local media ordered Taiwanese airline staff to replace the island s flag pin worn on their waistcoats with a Chinese pin

UP IN THE AIR. In this file photo, Emirates Airlines flight attendants serve passengers during a demonstration flight of the Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft in Dubai, 07 September 2007.  Karim Sahib/AFP

Emirates offers laptop 'handlers' to cope with US ban

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:52 PM

Emirates will allow passengers to hold on to their gadgets after checking in until boarding time when security staff at the gates will themselves pack the devices into boxes and load them onto the flight and return them upon landing in the US

EMIRATES GETS LAPTOP HANDLERS. An Emrirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

UAE bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its planes

Sep 10, 2016 - 11:42 PM

UAE s civil aviation authority has banned operating charging and carrying in bags the Samsung Note 7 on board national carriers flights due to the risk of batteries exploding in the smartphone

BUMP ON THE ROAD. The sought-after phablet has some issues to fix. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Emirates postpones launch of world's longest flight

Mar 03, 2016 - 1:37 PM

The Dubai Panama flight – a 17 hour 35 minute trip – will be postponed for around a year Emirates Airline says

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Cebu airport building up to be alternative gateway

Jan 21, 2016 - 8:47 PM

A planned new terminal and runway could give the country a second major international airport

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CAB extends Emirates' 3rd Manila-Dubai flight

Dec 23, 2014 - 3:03 PM

This will be the last extension for the airline s 3rd daily flight says the Philippine airline regulator

Emirates gets more support for 3rd Dubai-Manila flight

Dec 21, 2014 - 5:18 PM

UAE carrier Emirates Airlines manages to gain support amid facing a P1 8 million penalty imposed by government for violating a Presidential order

GULF CARRIER. Emirates Airlines' 3rd daily flights between Manila and Dubai has faced a turbulent journey, with local carriers saying it violates a Presidential order. Photo courtesy of Emirates

CAB decision on Emirates could hike flight rates – PIATA

Dec 16, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Removing Emirates 3rd service between Manila and Dubai could impact ticket prices warns a group of Philippine travel agencies

UNDER FIRE. Gulf carrier Emirates Airlines faces a P1.8-million fine after a Philippine aeronautic regulator found it sold tickets for its 3rd Manila-Dubai service beyond December 6, 2014 without approval. Photo courtesy of Emirates

PAL, Cebu Pacific protest Emirates' 'excessive' Dubai-Manila flights

Nov 30, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Should Emirates stop expanding at the NAIA? Local carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines think so

UNFAIR COMPETITION? Both Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines contend that an Executive Order bars Dubai-based Emirates from increasing flight capacity at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo courtesy of Emirates

TIMELINE: Ebola, a ruthless killer

Aug 02, 2014 - 5:59 PM

UPDATED Here are main developments since the worst ever epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever Ebola emerged in west Africa at the start of the year

EBOLA. This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. Photo by Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC/AFP

Emirates suspends flights to Guinea over Ebola fears

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:16 PM

Emirates will be suspending its service to Conakry from August 2 until further notice

NO FLIGHT. Emirates Airline suspends flights to Guinea, one of three African countries hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Photo courtesy of Emirates

PAL, Etihad Airways increase Manila-Abu Dhabi flights

Jul 10, 2014 - 10:48 AM

The airlines will operate a combined 19 weekly flights between the two capitals and also provide more reciprocal benefits for their guests as part of a landmark agreement

San Miguel, ANA in talks over PAL

Jul 08, 2013 - 3:56 PM

San Miguel confirms that it is in discussion with All Nippon Airways to be a potential strategic partner with Philippine Airlines


PAL, Emirates battle (again) for Manila-Dubai rights

Nov 11, 2012 - 8:54 PM

Legacy carriers Philippine Airlines PAL and Emirates are at odds over the rights to service the Manila Dubai flights one of the most lucrative routes