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Emirates (www.emirates.com), also known as Emirates Airline, or Fly Emirates is the world’s top airline. Instantly compare flight prices from Kenya and book your own Emirates flights with jetlink.co.ke, or find out more about this leading airline here.
Emirates’ headquarters is based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1985 with the backing of Dubai’s royal family, the airline started operating using two aircraft obtained from Pakistan International Airlines.
Today, Emirates operates regular scheduled flights to over 130 cities in 74 countries across 6 continents. The airline is ranked in the global top 10 in terms of passenger kilometres travelled, and became the largest airline in the Middle East in 2007 across most material metrics, including fleet size, passenger volumes and revenue.
Staggeringly, Emirates transports more than 1 million passengers per week!
By 2012, the airline was the world’s fourth largest carrier in terms of both international passenger volumes and scheduled passenger kilometres completed.
Emirates Flight Routes
Emirates operates some of the world’s longest flights on its transatlantic routes, flying from Dubai to Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the USA. The airline’s other destinations include Bangalore in India, Barcelona in Spain, Cape Town, South Africa, Casablanca in Morocco, and Christchurch in New Zealand, just to mention a few of their long haul flight destinations.
Surprisingly, the airline is not a member of any of the top 3 airline alliances in the world, being SkyTeam, the Star Alliance and Oneworld. It does, however, have extensive codesharing agreements in place with airlines such as Jet Airways, JetBlue, Jetstar, South African Airways, Qantas, Oman Air, Air Malta and TAP Portugal.
Emirates currently operates a young (6.4 year average age per plane) fleet of wide-body aircraft that include the Airbus A330, A380 and Boeing 747 and 777 aircraft. Boasting a fleet of nearly 200 passenger aircraft, 10 freight planes and one executive jet, with an additional 384 aircraft on order as of 2013, this airline’s operational acumen and commitment to passenger facing innovation are bearing fruit.
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