Emirates

Founded
1985
Type
Full Service Carrier
Fleet size
256
Destinations
161
Passengers per year
N/A

Emirates is the flag carrier of the Emirate of Dubai. The airline is the largest airline in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world. Emirates operates flights between Dubai and more than 80 countries.

Organization

Emirates is owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the investment company of the Government of Dubai. The airline has a few subsidiaries among which Emirates Holidays and Emirates Tours. Emirates has over 60,000 employees.

Parent company
The Emirates Group (Investment Corporation of Dubai)
Frequent Flyer Program
Skywards

History

Emirates was founded in 1985 with the backing of the royal family of Dubai after Gulf Air began to cut back its service to Dubai. In the 90s the airline approached a rapid growth and fastly increased its number of destinations.

Quick facts

  • In 2005, Emirates had a scoop with receiving the first Airbus A380, the world’s largest passengers aircraft ever built.

Lounges

Emirates has multiple airline lounges at Dubai International Airport and across the world. It also has quite a few partner lounges which can be used by passengers flying on Emirates. Please consult website Emirates for more information.

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Luxury airport lounge

Baggage

Economy Class passengers are permitted to bring 1 piece of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 7 kg on all routes. Business and First Class passengers may bring 1 large piece of cabin luggage and a smaller personal item with them. Each piece of baggage may not exceed the weight of 7 kg. The amount of free checked baggage that passengers are allowed to bring depends on the travel class and destination. Please consult website Emirates for more information.

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Lost baggage

In-flight Wi-Fi

Emirates offers free in-flight WI-Fi for 2 hours or 20mb. Additional data packages can be bought at additional costs. Please consult website Emirates for more information.

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