Emirates began its operations in 1985, when it opened routes out of Dubai with a fleet comprising two aircrafts. Over the years, with its consistent efforts, the airline has evolved into one of the leading names in the aviation industry. The airline is known for its commitment towards passengers and strict adherence to high-standards of service. It is completely owned by the Government of Dubai and benefits from the competitiveness facilitated by the open-skies policy of Dubai. At present, Emirates Airlines has an impressive fleet of over 190 aircrafts, which lets it serve around 120 cities in over 70 countries. It is one of the few airlines that provide services to 6 continents. The schedule of the airline constitutes around 40 percent of the air traffic to and from Dubai. Owing to its state-of-the-art fleet and widespread route network, Emirates Airlines is popular among all. Adding to the delight of the passengers is low air fare of Emirates Airlines flights and its in-flight entertainment facility. With the commencement of online booking facility, passengers can now book their air tickets easily. The airline is also dedicated to improving the condition and quality of life of children with the aid of Emirates Airline Foundation. - Less... + More
Emirates Top Routes
Operating from Dubai, Emirates Airlines flights serves a large number of destinations across all 6 continents. In Europe, the airlines flies to cities like Athens, Paris, Rome, Milan, London, Vienna, Copenhagen, Geneva and Madrid among many others in various countries. The airline also offers air tickets to cities in Australia, such as Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne. Passengers can also book flight tickets to Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kochi. Sri Lanka and Maldives are also served by the airlines as it offers regular flights to Colombo and Male. In Pakistan, it flies to Peshawar, Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore. Other Asian destinations served by Emirates Airlines are Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Phuket among others. Emirates Airlines lets users book flight tickets at low air fare from the convenience of their home through online booking system. Passengers can fly to American destinations like Toronto, New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and Buenos Aires, with Emirates Airlines. In the Middle-east region, the schedule of Emirates Airlines covers Cairo, Jeddah, Muscat, Doha, Kuwait, Basra, Riyadh and Bahrain among others. With great hospitality services and comprehensive route network, Emirates Airlines has been the favourite of passengers around the world. - Less... + More
With a fleet of 137 aircraft, Emirates currently fly to over 100 destinations in 60 countries around the world, and our network is expanding constantly. Nearly 700 Emirates flights depart Dubai each week on their way to destinations on six continents. Its flight includes competitive aircrafts, including The Emirates A380, Airbus A340-500, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A340-300, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-300 and Boeing 777-300ER.
With one of the most lenient baggage rules, Emirates Airlines baggage policy allows guests to check-in 30 kgs in Economy Class, 40 kgs in Business Class and 50 kgs in First Class (except USA Canada and Brazil). Any amount of extra baggage will be liable to a charge. However, guests who buy extra baggage allowance online will get a discount of 15%. Emirates Airlines Cabin Baggage policies have recently been amended. While Business Class and First Class passengers will be able to carry 2 bags with the total weight not exceeding 12 kgs, the economy class passengers are allowed to carry along 7 kgs, the luggage dimensions being restricted to (22 x 15 x 8) inches.
Awards & Recognition
Emirates won the Pax International Magazine Readership Awards for the Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier Middle East 2009 and OAG Airline Industry Awards named it the Best Airline Based in the Middle East/Indian Sub-Continent. Emirates Airline was named the ninth best Airline of the Year in 2007 by Skytrax. Skytrax also named Emirates the Airline of the Year in both 2001 and in 2002.
Emirates Airlines History
Emirates Airline was established by the Dubai government on 25th May, 1985. The airline began operations with flights to Karachi and Mumbai. In September, 1985, Emirates started its flight for Delhi. Initially, Emirates leased two aircraft, namely Airbus A300 and Boeing 737-700 from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Further, two Boeing 727 - 200 advanced aircraft were taken on lease from the UAE's Royal Flight. In July 1987, Emirates extended its services to Europe, with first flight to London Gatwick. In June 1990, Emirates Airline commenced its operations to Singapore. On 28 July 2008, Emirates received its first Airbus A380 aircraft and became the world's second airline to fly the Airbus A380 after Singapore Airlines.