Emirates (airline)

airline in the United Arab Emirates

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 an airline based in 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] 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]

Emirates A330 plane taking off from Heathrow airport
The Emirates logo

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


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/Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Orlando, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle, Toronto, Washington–Dulles

Emirates A380 front view (Munich Airport)

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

Current fleetEdit

Emirates current fleet
An Emirates Airbus A380-800
An Emirates Boeing 777-200LR
An Emirates Boeing 777-300ER

As of January 2020, the Emirates mainline fleet consists of the following widebody aircraft:[11][12][13][14]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
F B E Total
Airbus A350-900 50 TBA Deliveries planned to start from 2023.[15]
Airbus A380-800 117[14] 5[16] 14 76 399 489 Largest A380-800 operator
14 76 401 491
14 76 426 516
14 76 427 517
14 76 429 519
58 557 615
Boeing 777-200LR 10 38 264 302
Boeing 777-300ER 127 8 42 304 354 Largest B777-300ER operator
8 42 306 356
8 42 310 360
6 42 306 354
42 386 428
Boeing 777X 115[17] TBA Deliveries planned to start from 2021.
Boeing 787-9 30[18] TBA Deliveries planned to start from 2023.
Total 265 203

Executive aircraftEdit

As of January 2020, the Emirates Executive fleet consists of the following aircraft:[19]

Emirates Executive fleet
Aircraft Fleet Orders Passengers
Airbus ACJ319 1 10 (suites)
5 (beds)
Total 1


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  2. http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/emirates-to-hire-700-pilots-over-next-18-months-1.636488
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  4. Emirates Announces 2009 Expansion Plan
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  6. GulfNews.comEmirates and Dnata now under ICD
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  9. Emirates routemap
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  15. Turak, Natasha; Smith, Eliot (2019-11-18). "Emirates orders 50 Airbus A350 jets worth a total $16 billion". CNBC. Retrieved 2019-11-18.
  16. Airbus. "Airbus and Emirates reach agreement on A380 fleet, sign new widebody orders" (in en). Press release. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/02/airbus-and-emirates-reach-agreement-on-a380-fleet--sign-new-widebody-orders.html. Retrieved 2019-02-14. 
  17. "Boeing: Commercial - Orders & Deliveries". Boeing Commercial. November 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
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