In 1985, Emirates launched its first two routes from Dubai with only two aircraft in its fleet. Over 30 years later, it now operates the world’s largest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s with over 230 aircraft. Despite already having a network of more than 150 destinations in over 80 countries worldwide, the carrier is constantly adding new routes and upgrading its services.
What sets Emirates apart from its competitors is the airline’s willingness to embrace technology and innovation, and their cabin crew who are consistently voted top 20 in the world. Ninety per cent of the Emirates fleet offers Wi-fi service in the air with the first 20MB free; and it has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit with augmented reality technology in Economy Class.
The carrier’s in-flight enter tainment system, ICE, features over 2,500 entertainment channels and won the Best In-flight Entertainment award at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the 12th consecutive year in 2016. With all these accolades under its belt, is it any wonder they’re one of the most popular air lines in the world?