Airline

Damaged Emirates Aircraft Remains Grounded

Emirates Airlines said they have not yet made a final decision regarding repair of the damaged A340-500 aircraft which made an emergency landing after striking its tail on the runway in Melbourne last month.  


According to the Australian Transport Safety Board damage is substantial.  When asked if the plane would be written off an Emirates spokesman said they are still considering repair options.  The investigation into the accident is still ongoing.  The plane’s tail scraped the runway after takeoff and smoke was later seen in the cabin.  The EK 407 was carrying 255 passengers and had to return to the airport.  There were no injuries.  Two captains manning the aircraft resigned.

More Airline
Qatar Airways launches direct flights to Skopje
Emirates launches dedicated airport lounge at Boston Logan Airport
Laptop ban lifted on Qatar Airways flights to the US
Latest Travel News
Iconic Sheraton Cairo reopens after exte...
Qatar Airways launches direct flights to...
Emirates launches dedicated airport loun...
Featured Sights To See
Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Copenhagen, Denmark

Based on a fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen, the Little Mermaid is a marvel of art, one of its kind and unique and continues to attract tourists. The statue is positioned in such a way that it overlooks the harbor and gives a picturesque view of the surroundings. You can be the one to get a photograph with her when you visit Copenhagen. The monument is so famous worldwi...

Gateway of India

Gateway of India

Mumbai, India

The Gateway of India is the landmark of the city and its most identifiable building. It is located on the waterfront on the southern part of Mumbai. This arch, an architectural delight, was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary of England to Bombay in December 1911. Ironically, it is through this gateway that the last British troops passed to board their ship back to Engla...

La Corniche

La Corniche

Casablanca, Morocco

The Corniche is the perfect place to unwind after a day of touring the city.  It stretches from Hassan II Mosque on a crescent to the El Hank Lighthouse. You can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy uninterrupted sweep of beaches or just sit at a restaurant and spend your time relaxing and people watching. Many fast food chains also have an outlet here. This area is also preferred by those looking fo...

The Arataki Visitors Centre

The Arataki Visitors Centre

Auckland, New Zealand

The Arataki Visitors Centre on Scenic Drive is worth seeing because there are nature trails sporting native trees and birds found in the area with an excellent scenic drive. Trails are safe to hike and can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 4-5 hours. The center will also provide models, history and facts of native birds and the surrounding area.          ...