- Founded in 1985
- Airport Location: United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- Owner: State-owned Company
- Number of targets: 140
- Objectives: Flight to more than 80 countries, especially Europe, Asia, Africa and some American and Pacific destinations
- Member of an alliance: none
- Frequent Flyer Program : Skywards
- Aircraft Types: Airbus A380-800, Boeing B777-200 LR / 777-300 / 777-300ER
- Average age aircraft:-
- Number of aircraft: 239
- Aircraft manufacturer with which the airline Emirates co-operates: Airbus , Boeing
Emirates Airlines was established in 1985 and initially started with only two planes. Today, Dubai's state-owned airline has one of the world's largest aircraft fleets, including the A380 and Boeing 777 flights. In addition, they provide a safe and comfortable flight experience to their passengers with the most modern and comfortable planes. In 2016, 55 million passengers were carried. With its growing aircraft fleet, added new routes and quality of service, the number of passengers is increasing every year.
Emirates was selected as the World's Best Airline for the 4th time by customers at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
The Emirates Economy Class offers free Wi-Fi and power sockets on the seat, and it is even possible to make calls on some flights.
Major countries where the airline has flown abroad; Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
|Air India||Jetstar Asia Airways|
|Air Malta||Korean Air|
|Air Mauritius||Malaysia Airlines|
|Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air||Oman Air|
|ASL Airlines Belgium||Qantas|
|Bangkok Airways||S7 Airlines|
|Copa Airlines||South African Airways|
|Japan Airlines||Thai Airways|
SKYWARDS FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM
Skywards is one of the most popular loyalty programs. The special thing about Skywards is that you can not only earn miles, but also discounts through the use of flights via Emirates, but also through offers from their partner airlines. Earning miles varies according to the route, fare, travel class and membership status. You can also earn miles on car hire, American Express card payments, hotel reservations, Careem (taxi) and Arabian Adventures (package tour) purchases.
Emirates offers the Business Reward program in small and medium businesses.
Different types of membership that must be fulfilled with certain conditions
If you are interested in Skywards and would like to subscribe to this frequent flyer program, you will have the opportunity to use different membership categories. These include Skywards Blue, Skywards Silver, Skywards Gold and Skywards Platinum. As a blue member, you do not have to be any other requirement than a record. A silver member is earned by accumulating at least 50,000 static and at least 150,000 members of Platinum for at least 25,000 miles of gold.
For hand luggage, you must be able to travel on board. Economy Class passengers are allowed to carry 1 piece of hand luggage not exceeding 55 x 38 x 20 cm and not heavier than 7 kg. First Class and Business Class passengers are allowed to carry 2 pieces of hand luggage: in addition to a briefcase, you can carry a handbag or suitcase in your cabin during your journey. The briefcase should be 45 x 35 x 20 cm and the handbag should not be larger than 55 x 38 x 20 cm; The thickness of the suitcase should not exceed 20 cm. In addition, the weight of each piece must not exceed 7 kg.
On travel to Emirates and destinations in Canada, North America and South America; Baggage allowance conditions vary.
Exclude from these countries, the following general rules apply.
|Economy Fare Brand||Business Class||First Class|
|Special||Saver||Flex||Flex Plus||All fare types||All fare types|
|20 kg||30 kg||30 kg||35 kg||40 kg||50 kg|
* The total dimensions of any part (length + width + height) should not be greater than 300cm.
Visit the airline's website to find out about the baggage allowance for Canada, America flights.
Members of the Skywards program also have additional baggage allowances.
Your other baggage is assessed within your baggage allowance. If you carry a bigger baggage than is available, you may have to pay a fee.