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June 17, 2018

Emirates has launched a new daily service from Dubai to Auckland via Bali.

The new service offers travellers a total of three daily services to New Zealand, complementing Emirates' existing non-stop daily A380 service between Dubai and Auckland and its current daily A380 service between Dubai and Christchurch via Sydney.

Travellers will now also enjoy a choice of three daily services between Dubai to Bali in the summer, as the new flight adds to Emirates' two existing daily services which are currently operated by a Boeing 777-300ER in a two-class configuration.

The inaugural flight was welcomed at both Denpasar and Auckland airports with a water cannon salute.
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June 14, 2018

Emirates will be boosting its flights to Jeddah during the busy Umrah season. The airline will operate 24 extra flights, adding more than 10,000 additional seats between Dubai and Jeddah from 12 June to 24 June. The additional flights will be serviced by the Boeing 777-300ER.

Emirates' additional flights will help accommodate more convenient travel through Dubai during the Umrah season, which starts in Ramadan and concludes in July. These services will run in parallel with Emirates' regularly scheduled services to Jeddah, which includes three daily flights. The additional services can be accessed by travellers holding a valid Umrah visa.

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June 14, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and the largest international cargo airline, has signed an MoU with Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Ltd. (Cainiao), the logistics arm of the Alibaba Group, to jointly facilitate the delivery of cross-border parcels as Cainiao looks to expand its global logistics infrastructure with Dubai as a hub.

The MoU was signed by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Xiaodong Guan, General Manager of Cainiao Global Business at Cainiao’s global headquarters in Hangzhou. It is a landmark agreement for both Emirates SkyCargo and Cainiao to leverage each other’s strengths"...

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June 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Vantiv, now Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE:WP) and IDEMIA are spearheading the first North American pilot of the MOTION CODE™ debit card, a dynamic payment card that aids in the fight against card-not-present (CNP) fraud and against hackers to offset the repercussions banks face as a result of data breaches. The average cost of a data breach in the U.S. in 2017 was $7.3 million (1). In a 44 percent increase over 2016, there were 1,579 data breaches in the U.S. in 2017, 302 of which resulted in the exposure of full credit and debit card numbers (2). The MOTION CODE™ payment card replaces the static CVV code printed on the back of cards today with an e-paper mini-screen, which displays a dynamic security code that automatically changes at regular intervals. Because a MOTION CODE™ debit card constantly changes its security code, stolen data is rendered useless to bad actors within hours, if not minutes. “Worldpay prides itself on being at the forefront of fraud prevention in the U.S.,” said Bill Hampton, senior leader and head of issuer solutions at Worldpay. “In our pursuit to eliminate fraud, we continue to champion innovation in a market that typically lags behind the rest of the world. By partnering with IDEMIA to deliver MOTION CODE™ in the U.S., we will continue to offer best-in-class security to financial institutions and their cardholders. This card provides a complete......

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June 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Neustar®, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced that Scandinavian Airlines, has selected Neustar’s advanced marketing analytics solution to understand the impact of its marketing contributions on sales. Scandinavian Airlines sought a partner like Neustar to drive greater impact of its marketing activities and to pinpoint more efficient marketing investments. As an authoritative, neutral provider connecting analytics to business growth, Neustar MarketShare® will provide Scandinavian Airlines with the data-driven insights to guide day-to-day marketing planning and buying decisions. Scandinavian Airlines selected Neustar for its industry-leading Marketing Mix Modeling (MMM) approach as it allows the airline to examine key sales channels and essential regions to determine the optimal mix for driving bookings and other business outcomes. In addition, to give Scandinavian Airlines a holistic view across their media activities, Neustar MarketShare models will capture various impact drivers – media, non-media and exogenous (e.g. economy, competition, seasonality, etc.) – to help the airline run scenarios to measure and forecast the impact of changes in any of the drivers. Neustar’s first-class account management team with extensive analytical, strategic and tactical media experience will also assist Scandinavian Airlines with the development......

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June 12, 2018

Emirates is kicking off the summer season with special fares to the Philippines. UAE travellers can now enjoy competitive fares from June to August 2018. Travellers can book starting today until 24 June 2018 to avail the special offers.

Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares to Manila starting at Dh2,315, Clark starting at Dh2,225 and Cebu starting at Dh2,425.

Business Class passengers can enjoy fares to Manila starting at Dh9,205, Cebu starting at Dh10,805, and to Clark starting at Dh10,065.

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June 12, 2018

Passengers flying out from Dubai can now enjoy the convenience of checking in their baggage and getting their boarding passes from their home or hotel. dnata is launching these new services through baggage technology and logistics company - DUBZ, in which it recently acquired a majority stake.

DUBZ was started in 2016 by three entrepreneurs who saw the opportunity to provide a practical and technology-enabled service to travellers in Dubai – the collection of baggage from their homes or hotels before a flight, and delivery of bags to the home or hotel on arrival in Dubai. Available 24 hours a day, the service can be booked online at www.dubz.com.

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June 11, 2018

Etihad has decided to end its Abu Dhabi to Dhaka, Bangladesh service from October 1, the airline has said according to a report.

‘We can confirm that Etihad Airways will suspend flights from Abu Dhabi to Dhaka, effective on 1 October 2018,” a spokesperson for the UAE’s national carrier was quoted to state by from Bangladesh news outlet New Age.

However, the decision does not affect Etihad’s codeshare partnership with Jet airways in Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata which will continue serve Bangladesh’s capital, the spokesperson added.

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June 11, 2018

The only remaining carrier to fly to Sri Lanka’s struggling second airport, Flydubai announced it has suspended flights to the airport, leaving it with a stunning predicament: no passengers.

Built at a cost of over $200 million, nearly all borrowed from banks in China, Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) was built 250 kilometers away from the capital in Colombo. Spread over 12,000 square meters with 12 check-in counters and two gates, it is capable of hosting more than a million passengers each year.

However, in 2017 only hosted some 35,000 passengers"...

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June 10, 2018

Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN).

The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down just before 1400hrs local UK time on Friday, and marked London Stansted as the seventh airport in the UK from which Emirates operates. This brings to 10 the number of daily flights between Dubai and three different London airports, with Stansted joining Gatwick and Heathrow.

The aircraft deployed on the route is Emirates' new three-class Boeing 777-300ER, featuring its state-of-the-art, fully-enclosed private suites"...

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