April 24, 2014

Reuters Provides Live In-Flight News Content in Multiple Languages for Emirates Passengers

NEW YORK – Today Reuters, one of the world’s largest multimedia news providers, announces that Emirates passengers can now access Reuters live news content in-flight. Emirates, which has won Best In-flight Entertainment from World Airline Awards for 9 years running, now features Reuters News stories that are regularly updated throughout flights and are offered in multiple languages including English, Arabic, French and German.

“News consumption has never been stronger, and technological advances—combined with changes in consumer behavior—provide so many new and exciting opportunities for Reuters to deliver news when and where people want it,” says Steven Schwartz, global managing director, Reuters News Agency. “Our partnership with Emirates exemplifies this dynamic and represents one way that Reuters is evolving along with the market to satisfy a seemingly endless thirst for fast, unbiased and accurate news from around the world.”

“Our passengers like and need to be connected to and informed about the world below, especially during long-haul flights,” said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates VP, Product, Publishing, Digital and Events. “Emirates has pioneered many industry firsts, including transmitting live news headlines to flights over a decade ago. The addition of Reuters News service in multiple languages will ensure that even more passengers can stay up-to-date with breaking news, sports scores and current events as it happens.”

About Reuters

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest international multimedia news providers, reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters 2,600 journalists in nearly 200 locations around the globe deliver unparalleled international and national news coverage with speed, impartiality and insight to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world’s media organizations and directly to consumers on Reuters.com.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

About Emirates

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has received more than 500 international awards and accolades for excellence. Emirates flies to over 130 destinations in 80 countries across six continents. Operating over 200 wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including the industry leading aircraft A380, Emirates has orders for an additional 375 aircraft, worth more than USD$162 billion.