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October 29, 2008 | Peter Pae, Pae is a Times staff writer.
The world's fastest-growing airline -- and one of the most extravagant -- began nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Dubai this week, and tonight it will throw one of the more lavish Hollywood parties of the season. Despite global economic turmoil, Emirates Airline, based in the hyper-developing Persian Gulf city of Dubai, is expected to spend more than $3 million for the bash at the Kodak Theatre, hosted by Hilary Swank and featuring an hourlong concert by Ricky Martin.
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March 16, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Saudi Arabian Airline is scheduled to begin new service from Los Angeles International Airport to Saudi Arabia later this month, an occasion that is customarily celebrated with an elaborate ceremony on the tarmac and in the terminal. For example, when Emirates Airline debuted in December daily service between LAX and Dubai, the airlines taxied the A380 plane to the gate under a shower of water from the airport fire trucks' water cannons. But with California in its worst drought in modern times, LAX officials told Saudi Arabian Airline that they'll have to make do without the water cannons for the celebration of the new service.
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December 19, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More Orders for Boeing: Boeing Co.'s 777 program got a boost as Emirates Airline, the national airline of Dubai of the United Arab Emirates, signed a $2-billion letter of intent to buy 14 of the new wide-body jets. The deal includes seven firm orders for jets to be delivered between 1996 and 1997 and seven options to follow from 1998 to 2000. Boeing also announced that Malaysia Airlines ordered a new 747-400 jetliner and converted options on nine other jets to firm orders.
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June 20, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Emirates Airlines , named this week as the world's best airline in ratings published by SkyTrax, will begin A380 service from Dubai to Los Angeles on Dec. 2. “Demand has steadily grown since we commenced operation to L.A. in 2008," said Orhan Abbas, Emirates spokesman. “As Los Angeles is known for its luxury and the Hollywood lifestyle, bringing our A380 into the market was a natural fit.” The route, the 23rd A380 destination on Dubai-based Emirates   global network, will   depart Dubai at 8:20 a.m. (times quoted are for local time)
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March 16, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Saudi Arabian Airline is scheduled to begin new service from Los Angeles International Airport to Saudi Arabia later this month, an occasion that is customarily celebrated with an elaborate ceremony on the tarmac and in the terminal. For example, when Emirates Airline debuted in December daily service between LAX and Dubai, the airlines taxied the A380 plane to the gate under a shower of water from the airport fire trucks' water cannons. But with California in its worst drought in modern times, LAX officials told Saudi Arabian Airline that they'll have to make do without the water cannons for the celebration of the new service.
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November 23, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel blogger
Emirates airline is cutting rates by 10% on flights from Los Angeles to Dubai in a limited-time offer that ends Thanksgiving Day.   The deal: The airline operates nonstop daily flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Dubai Airport (DXB). The sale, which is available only online, applies to first-, business- and economy-class fares. Use the code "AEAME11" to get the discount when making a reservation. When: The offer is good for reservations made between now and 11: 59 p.m. PST Thursday (for travel from now through Dec. 7 and Jan. 12-March 31. Tested: I checked sale rates for flights from LAX to Dubai on Feb. 1 and returning on Feb. 8. The round-trip fare cost $1,422 per person including tax with the discount.
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October 3, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
In the skies over Europe, Asia and the Middle East, airline passengers can chat and text on cellphones without getting an angry look from a flight attendant. Thai Airways, with regular flights from Los Angeles to Bangkok, recently announced plans to offer onboard cellphone service, joining about 20 other foreign-based carriers that already offer it. But U.S. carriers are not rushing to jump on the bandwagon, even though aviation experts say new satellite-based technology makes airborne cellphone calls safe.
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October 11, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Early next year, Singapore Airlines will begin to install technology in dozens of planes to let passengers surf the Internet and send e-mail from 35,000 feet in the air, the airline announced last week. The circuitry that the air carrier will install in at least 40 long-haul jets by 2013 would also allow passengers to make airborne cellphone calls. But Singapore Airline remains undecided whether to allow cellphone calls. "As we get closer to the launch date, we will decide whether voice calling in the cabin will be activated," said James Boyd, a spokesman for Singapore Airlines.
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October 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
Emirates, the biggest buyer of the world's largest airliner, said it would send its own audit team to Airbus before entering talks to address the A380 super-jumbo's two-year production delay to 2008. "By the time we get the first one, we would have had 18 flying" were it not for the delay, said Emirates President Tim Clark.
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May 1, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Airbus Industrie, the world's second-largest airplane maker, said Emirates Airlines agreed to buy as many as 10 of its next-generation jumbo jets, the A-3XX, the first firm order for the proposed 555-seat jetliner. The contract for five of the $230-million jets and an option for five more moves Airbus closer to building the world's largest commercial plane, which would be a $12-billion bid to challenge Boeing Co.'s monopoly on the market for planes for more than 400 passengers.
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November 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Emirates has expanded service to a dozen cities this year and plans to add four more by year's end. The airline, which flies nonstop from L.A. and San Francisco to Dubai, is offering a discount on travel this winter and spring on long-haul routes to the Middle East and beyond.  The deal: Early Bird bookings , as the sale is called, discounts round-trip airfares from Los Angeles starting at $1,436 to Dubai, $1,327 to the Indian subcontinent, $1,193...
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October 3, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
In the skies over Europe, Asia and the Middle East, airline passengers can chat and text on cellphones without getting an angry look from a flight attendant. Thai Airways, with regular flights from Los Angeles to Bangkok, recently announced plans to offer onboard cellphone service, joining about 20 other foreign-based carriers that already offer it. But U.S. carriers are not rushing to jump on the bandwagon, even though aviation experts say new satellite-based technology makes airborne cellphone calls safe.
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November 23, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel blogger
Emirates airline is cutting rates by 10% on flights from Los Angeles to Dubai in a limited-time offer that ends Thanksgiving Day.   The deal: The airline operates nonstop daily flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Dubai Airport (DXB). The sale, which is available only online, applies to first-, business- and economy-class fares. Use the code "AEAME11" to get the discount when making a reservation. When: The offer is good for reservations made between now and 11: 59 p.m. PST Thursday (for travel from now through Dec. 7 and Jan. 12-March 31. Tested: I checked sale rates for flights from LAX to Dubai on Feb. 1 and returning on Feb. 8. The round-trip fare cost $1,422 per person including tax with the discount.
BUSINESS
November 14, 2011 | By Gregory Karp
It's rarely news when a company gets an order for 50 units of its product. But it's a big deal when the company is airplane-maker Boeing Co. and the list price for those 50 airplanes totals a record $18 billion. Just as big is where Boeing got the order: the Middle East, a growing gold mine of future airplane orders. In a forecast released Monday, the Chicago company estimates that airlines in the Middle East over the next 20 years will need 2,520 airplanes worth $450 billion. Boeing over the weekend announced its biggest-ever order by dollar value for commercial airplanes — 50 twin-aisle Boeing 777 jets.
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October 11, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Early next year, Singapore Airlines will begin to install technology in dozens of planes to let passengers surf the Internet and send e-mail from 35,000 feet in the air, the airline announced last week. The circuitry that the air carrier will install in at least 40 long-haul jets by 2013 would also allow passengers to make airborne cellphone calls. But Singapore Airline remains undecided whether to allow cellphone calls. "As we get closer to the launch date, we will decide whether voice calling in the cabin will be activated," said James Boyd, a spokesman for Singapore Airlines.
BUSINESS
October 29, 2008 | Peter Pae, Pae is a Times staff writer.
The world's fastest-growing airline -- and one of the most extravagant -- began nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Dubai this week, and tonight it will throw one of the more lavish Hollywood parties of the season. Despite global economic turmoil, Emirates Airline, based in the hyper-developing Persian Gulf city of Dubai, is expected to spend more than $3 million for the bash at the Kodak Theatre, hosted by Hilary Swank and featuring an hourlong concert by Ricky Martin.
NEWS
November 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Emirates has expanded service to a dozen cities this year and plans to add four more by year's end. The airline, which flies nonstop from L.A. and San Francisco to Dubai, is offering a discount on travel this winter and spring on long-haul routes to the Middle East and beyond.  The deal: Early Bird bookings , as the sale is called, discounts round-trip airfares from Los Angeles starting at $1,436 to Dubai, $1,327 to the Indian subcontinent, $1,193...
BUSINESS
October 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
Emirates, the biggest buyer of the world's largest airliner, said it would send its own audit team to Airbus before entering talks to address the A380 super-jumbo's two-year production delay to 2008. "By the time we get the first one, we would have had 18 flying" were it not for the delay, said Emirates President Tim Clark.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Airbus Industrie, the world's second-largest airplane maker, said Emirates Airlines agreed to buy as many as 10 of its next-generation jumbo jets, the A-3XX, the first firm order for the proposed 555-seat jetliner. The contract for five of the $230-million jets and an option for five more moves Airbus closer to building the world's largest commercial plane, which would be a $12-billion bid to challenge Boeing Co.'s monopoly on the market for planes for more than 400 passengers.
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