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IN PICTURES: Emirates' fleet through the ages

While Emirates is known today for its all-widebody roster of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s, this wasn’t always the case. We delve into the archives to celebrate some of the now-retired models which helped shape the Dubai-based carrier.

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Sitting down with Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark

As Emirates president Sir Tim Clark prepares to retire from his full-time role, he sits down with Andreas Spaeth to reflect on a fascinating 50 years in the airline business.

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Insight: The popularity of premium economy class

In this month’s number-crunching insight, James Mellon, senior aviation data research analyst at Cirium, ponders the continued rise of premium economy class.

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Learn why Lithuania’s airports are flying high

Despite headwinds from the war in Ukraine and airspace closures over neighbouring Belarus, Lithuania’s airports are emerging from the pandemic in remarkably robust shape, as Tom Batchelor and Gordon Smith discover.

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.

In-depth look: Understanding the Spirit Airlines merger

Being billed as one of the last of the US mega-mergers, JetBlue and Spirit are to combine in a multi-billion dollar agreement. Chris Sloan reviews the deal.

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Why the SOFIA Boeing 747SP is so unique

NASA’s SOFIA airborne laboratory is set to retire more than a decade earlier than originally planned. In the first of a two-part feature, Bernd Sturm shines the spotlight on this unique aircraft and explores its unrivalled capabilities.

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Oslo Gardermoen: the evolution of Norway's most important airport

Matteo Legnani travels to the Norwegian capital to learn more about the continuing evolution of the country’s most important airport

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Antonov An-22: Flying on the world’s largest turboprop

The Antonov An-22 is the world’s largest propeller-driven aeroplane. In 2018, Bernd Sturm fulfiled a lifetime’s dream of flying on one - Antonov Airlines' single example to be precise.

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