Emirates Airline is a national flag carrier of United Arab Emirates. It started its first flight in 1985. It is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization. Emirates Airline is headquartered in Dubai; and Dubai International Airport is the main hub for its operations.
Emirates Airline is one of the top and most modern airlines in the world and one of the fastest growing. Today, Emirates Airline operates flights to more than 142 destinations in 80 countries around the world. It owns a modern fleet of more than 220 ultra-modern aircrafts as part of its ambitious plan to help the government of Dubai to carry 20 million tourists and to gain 300 billion AED as tourism revenue by the year 2020.
In order to expand the map of its destinations, Emirates Airline has signed contracts with several airlines:
The Business class passengers are privileged with similar features to the First class. Inflight services include comfortable, wide and adjustable seats. They recline to 180 degrees transforming into a comfortable flat beds. The entertainment system is modern and includes various genres of AVOD. Beauty and personal care accessories are provided.The passengers are offered complimentary and delicious meals and drinks to fulfill their culinary pleasures. On-ground services include access to waiting lounges in airports
Emirates Airline has a fleet of more than 230 modern aircrafts, as follows:
Besides, several aircrafts have been on order.
Emirates Airline offers more than 2,500 entertainment channels for First class, Business class and Economy class passengers.
The entertainment system includes various genres of materials such as: films, series, television programs, music, radio channels, and audio books.
Emirates offers the passengers the latest products from a wide variety of duty-free goods at competitive prices to shop on board.
Emirates Airline offers online booking. While booking, travellers can select their favorite seats without extra charge. In addition, they can issue their boarding pass for confirmed bookings. Boarding passes are available online 48 hours to 3 hours prior scheduled flight departure.
Passengers should arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to departure to finish check-in and security scanning procedures.
Emirates Airline was founded.
Emirates Airline operated its first flight on 25 October from Dubai International Airport to Karachi.
The number of destinations of Emirates Airline reached to 12 destinations in just 38 months since the commencement of operations.
Emirates Airline launched a route to Heathrow Airport and the destinations increased to 23.
Emirates has introduced the video system to all seats in every aircraft in its fleet to become the first airline in the world to introduce this feature.
Emirates became the first airline to offer high-speed communication services on board Airbus for Economy, Business, and First class.
Emirates celebrated its tenth birthday, reaching a total of 34 destinations.
Emirates launched the loyalty program Skywards.
Emirates Airline allowed the use of mobile phones on its Aero Mobile aircrafts.
Emirates Airline has become the most valued brand name among airlines in the world.
Emirates Airline has launched customer service through social media throughout 24 hours in Arabic and English.
The value of Emirates Airline brand name grew to US $ 7.7 billion.