About Emirates Airline
Emirates Airline started operations with just two aircraft on October 25, 1985. Twenty eight years on, Emirates fleet of more than 247 aircraft flies to 150 destinations over 6 continents in 80 countries around the world. With an average growth rate of 20% every year, Emirates Airline doubles in size every 4-5 years. Though wholly owned by the Government of Dubai, Emirates functions as a wholly independent business entity. The airline has recorded an annual profit in every year since its third in operation.
We are a fast-growing international airline with one of the youngest fleets in the sky and more than 400 awards for excellence worldwide. Underscoring our incredible growth, we are currently the world's largest operator of both the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777.
Emirates revenue in 2014-2015 reached a new record of US$24.2 billion with a profit of US$ 1.2 billion, an increase of 40% over last year's results. The number of passengers flown in 2015 totaled 51.3 million, which represented 9% more passengers during the same period in the previous calendar year. Emirates operated around 3,600 flights on average per week, or over 186,000 flights in 2015, traveling more than 824 million kilometers around the globe. The airline served over 57 million meals on its flights departing Dubai, and handled over 35 million pieces of baggage in Dubai alone.
Emirates added 26 new aircraft to its fleet in 2015, comprising 15 A380s, 10 Boeing 777-300ERs and 1 Boeing 777 Freighter, rounding off the year with 247 aircraft in service. With the addition of new aircraft in 2015 and 26 more aircraft slated to retire in 2016, Emirates is committed to flying a younger, modern and environmentally friendly fleet that provides customers with a superior level of comfort and safety.
Emirates expanded its network to 150 destinations in 2015, with the addition of six new passenger destinations: Bali, Multan, Orlando, Mashhad, Bologna and Sabiha Gokcen in Istanbul; and three cargo-only destinations in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Columbus (USA) and Ciudad del Este, (Paraguay). In addition, Emirates uplifted frequencies and upgraded capacity to numerous points across its network. In 2015, Emirates expanded the number of cities served by its flagship A380 aircraft to 36. Emirates brought A380 services to Perth, Dusseldorf, Madrid and Copenhagen, and layered on more A380 services to the schedules of nine other existing points spanning east to west, to highly positive customer feedback. During the year, Emirates also led one-off A380 services to seven destinations: Prague, Taipei, Brussels, Sao Paulo, Cologne, Manama and Doha.
The impact of the Emirates global "Hello Tomorrow" campaign, has already moved the needle on our brand value. Emirates remains the world's most valuable airline brand, and in 2015 the airline's brand value grew more than 19% to US$7.7 billion, according to The Brand Finance Global 500 report. Through 2015, Emirates continued its support for a wide range of events, sports and other initiatives which brought the airline closer to its customers.
There is one guiding principle shared by all at Emirates: never do anything to compromise the quality of the customer experience. Emirates continues to invest over US$20 million annually to install and operate inflight connectivity systems which enable onboard Wi-Fi services. This year alone, over four million Emirates passengers connected to Wi-Fi on board, reflecting the strong consumer demand for connectivity services while traveling.
Emirates Airline Offers:
- International Flights
- CCRA AirSelect Commission Program
- Travel Agent Rates – valid for IATAN card holders
- Group Rates for 10 or more
- Dubai Stopover Packages
- Complimentary Limousine Service
- Emirates Business Rewards
- Marhaba - Meet & Greet Service in Dubai
- Complimentary Wi-Fi