Emirates Airline’s A380 made history on Friday as it took off from Dubai Airport with 500 passengers on board from over 150 nationalities underscoring its mission to bring the world together.
After the initial announcement of a 12-hour shutdown, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) resumed flight operations. NAIA management announced on Tuesday that a number of recovery flights have started flying from this airport.
The special aircraft used for this flypast was wearing the livery dedicated to the milestone 50th staging of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens.
The Middle East’s biggest aviation event, the Dubai Airshow 2019, opened on Sunday. The show draws major commercial and military firms from around the world, as well as smaller manufacturers competing for business.
Emirates serves a global network spanning over 158 destinations in 84 countries. Its fleet stands at 267 large aircraft, including more than 100 Airbus 380 superjumbos.
“I am confident that Emirates and dnata will emerge from this difficult period, strong and ready to reclaim their position as global leaders shaping the future of the aviation,” says Sheikh Mohammed.
The speaker in the video said, “The whole world is playing from one side, we are one team. This is our homeground, this is our World Cup and we will win.”
One of the world's biggest long-haul airlines, Emirates looks to resume flights gradually in line with the lifting of travel and operational restrictions, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum said.
Emirates Group has recently announced its 32nd consecutive year of profit, against a drop in revenue mainly attributed to reduced operations during the planned DXB runway closure in the first quarter, and the impact of flight and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fourth quarter.