Emirates is a major airline of the Middle East and the largest national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Established in 1985 with funding from Dubai’s royal family, Emirates is now run by Chairman Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
From its hub at Dubai International Airport, Emirates operates scheduled services to 108 destinations in 65 countries across 6 continents. Renowned as a luxury airline Emirates offer the world's longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco and
Houston in the United States.
The airline has over 50,000 employees and ranks among the top ten carriers in the world for passenger traffic, revenue and fleet size. Emirates is one of only nine airlines to operate an all wide-body aircraft fleet creating space for luxurious cabins. All passengers are treated to a variety of in-flight features such as digital widescreen TV’s with over 1,200 channels. Business and First Class passengers can enjoy the on-board bar.
Emirates passengers must check in at least 45 minutes before the scheduled flight time from Dubai and 90 minutes from international airports. Online check-in is available in 49 countries and gates close 15 minutes prior to departure.
Emirates Economy passengers can check in 30kg and one item of carry-on baggage weighing up to 7kg. Business Class travellers can check in 40kg and 50kg of checked baggage if you are flying First Class. Two pieces of carry-on baggage weighing up to 12kg is permitted for First and Business Class passengers.
The seat pitch is 32 inches for Economy passengers with extra space available if booked in advance. Business Class offers 79 inches with recliner and First Class benefits from a fully flat bed at 6ft 7 inches.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Emirates offer Skywards a generous frequent flyer programme used by over 5 million people. Earn miles to gain Blue, Silver or Gold membership and get rewards such as free flights, see Emirates information for more details.
Emirates Airline has reputation for excellent service and features. Fly Business Class for a private seat with massage function. First Class suites include a mini-bar, personal TV and ample storage. Business Class passengers have the unique option of saving their seat and in-flight settings to a memory card which can be programmed for future flights.