Wednesday 25 October 2017

Happy 32nd Birthday Emirates

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The Emirates story starts back in 1985 when they launched operations with just two aircraft, an Airbus A300 B4 and a Boeing 737. This was due to Gulf Air cutting back its services to Dubai. As a result, Emirates was conceived in March 1985 with backing from Dubai's royal family, with Pakistan International Airlines providing two of the airline's first aircraft on wet-lease. The Royal Family's Dubai Royal Air Wing also provided the airline with two used Boeing 727–200 Adv as a gift.


The airline was founded on the 25th March 1985   and commenced operations later that year on the 25th October 1985. On that day flight EK600 departed Dubai International for Karachi.
Emirates is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai. It is the largest airline in the Middle East with a fleet of  238 aircraft, operating over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport. Emirates flies to more than 154 cities in 81 countries across six continents.

BOEING 777-F1H A6-EFM (CN 42231)     CARGO

Emirates is the world's fourth largest airline by scheduled revenue passenger-kilometers flown, the fourth-largest in terms of international passengers carried, and the second-largest in terms of freight tonne kilometers flown.

Emirates operates a mixed fleet of Airbus A380's and Boeing aircraft and is one of the few airlines to operate an all-wide-body aircraft fleet. As of September 2017, Emirates was the largest Airbus A380 operator with 100 planes in service (taking delivery of it's 100th A380 on the 12 September 2017)  and a further 42 in orders. Since their introduction, the Airbus A380 has become an integral part of Emirates fleet, especially on long-haul high-traffic routes. Emirates is also the world's largest Boeing 777 operator with over 130 planes in service.

Emirates had the longest non-stop commercial flight from Dubai to Auckland until it was surpassed by Qatar Airways flying from Doha to Auckland.

AIRBUS A380-861 A6-EDN (CN 056)

As of October 2017, the Emirates fleet consists of the following wide body aircraft:
AircraftIn Service  Orders    

Airbus A380-80010042

Boeing 777-200LR10

Boeing 777-3003

Boeing 777-300ER12515

Boeing 777-83

Boeing 777-9115


BOEING 777-31H A6-ECF (CN 35574)

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