Emirates (airline)

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Emirates A330 plane taking off from Heathrow airport

Emirates is an airline based in the United Arab Emirates. They are a subsidiary of The Emirates Group. They are the seventh biggest airline in the world, by number of passengers.[1] Emirates Airline is the largest major airline in the Middle East. It is the national airline of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It runs more than 2400 passenger flights per week[2][3] from its hub at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, to 108 places in 60 countries. It goes to countries on six continents.[4][5] The flight to San Francisco is now served by a Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates is a part of The Emirates Group, which has more than 50,000 employees, and is owned fully by the Government of Dubai directly under the Investment Corporation of Dubai.[6] Cargo activities are done by the Emirates Group's Emirates SkyCargo division.[7]

Arsenal, The English Premier League (Barclay's Premier League) is sponsored by the Airline.

Destinations[change | change source]

Emirates operate the following with cargo and passenger flights;[8][9]

Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Algiers, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Conakry, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti (cargo), Durban, Eldoret (cargo), Entebbe, Harare, Johannesburg, Khartoum, Lagos, Lilongwe (cargo), Luanda, Lusaka, Mauritius, Nairobi, Seychelles, Tripoli, Tunis

Boston,[10] Buenos Aires, Campinas (cargo), Chicago (cargo), Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle, Toronto, Washington

Emirates A380 front view (Munich Airport)

Ahmedabad, Almaty (cargo), Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok, Basra, Beijing, Beirut, Chennai, Chittagong (cargo), Clark, Cochin, Colombo, Delhi, Dhahran, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Erbil, Guangzhou, Hanoi (cargo), Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jakarta, Jeddah, Kabul, Karachi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lahore, Maldives, Manila, Medina, Mumbai, Muscat, Osaka, Peshawar, Phuket, Riyadh, Sana'a, Seoul, Shanghai, Sialkot, Singapore, Taipei, Tehran, Thiruvanathapuram

Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Gothenburg (cargo), Hamburg, Istanbul, Kiev, Larnaca, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Malta, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Newcastle, Nice, Paris, Prague, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna, Warsaw, Zaragoza (cargo), Zurich

Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Christchurch, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Fleet[change | change source]

The Emirates passenger and cargo aircraft fleet is made up of the following widebody aircraft as of November 2013:[11][12]

Emirates Passenger Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Options Passengers Notes
F C Y Total
Airbus A330-200 23 12
Airbus A340-300 4 12 42 213 267
Airbus A340-500 9 12 42 204 258 To be phased out[13]
Airbus A350-900 50[14] 50[15]
Airbus A350-1000 20
Airbus A380-800 41 99[16] 14 76 399
Largest A380 operator
Boeing 777-200 3 0 42 304 346
Boeing 777-200ER 6 12 42 236 290
Boeing 777-200LR 10 8 42 216 266 Tied with Delta Air Lines for the largest 777-200LR operator
Boeing 777-300 12 12 42 310 364 Tied with Cathay Pacific for the largest 777-300 operator
Boeing 777-300ER 90 61 20 8
Largest 777-300ER operator
Boeing 777-8X 35[17]
Boeing 777-9X 115[17] 50[17]
Total 198 380 120

References[change | change source]

  1. "WATS - Yearly passengers carried". 
  2. http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/emirates-to-hire-700-pilots-over-next-18-months-1.636488
  3. http://airfleets.net/flightlog/?file=result&opp=Emirates
  4. Emirates Announces 2009 Expansion Plan
  5. "Emirates Launches San Francisco Service With World's Longest Green Flight Trial (press release)". ABTN. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  6. GulfNews.comEmirates and Dnata now under ICD
  7. "Emirates SkyCargo". The Emirates Group. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  8. Emirates SkyCargo flight schedule
  9. Emirates routemap
  10. Dubai Chronicle (December 30, 2013). "Emirates Announces Start of Boston Service". Press release. http://www.dubaichronicle.com/2013/09/19/emirates-flights-boston/. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  11. "Emirates – Details and Fleet History – Planespotters.net Just Aviation". Planespotters.net. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  12. "becomes world's largest Boeing 777 operator | News | About". Emirates. 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  13. Emirates begins A340-500 phase out
  14. "Emirates buys 70 Airbus A350s and 11 additional A380s". Airbus.com. Retrieved 5 March 2011. 
  15. "The Emirates Story | About Emirates | Emirates United Kingdom". Emirates.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  16. 17 November 2013. "Emirates orders 50 additional A380s, boosting fleet to 140 | Airbus News & Events". Airbus.com. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "DUBAI: Boeing formally launches 777X family with 259 commitments". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 17 November 2013.