September 02, 2014 12:23 AM ET


Company Overview of Emirates

Company Overview

Emirates, together with its subsidiaries, provides commercial air transportation services. The company’s commercial air transportation services include passenger, cargo, and postal carriage services. It is also involved in the wholesale and retail of consumer goods, as well as in hotel, and in-flight and institutional catering operations. As of March 20, 2014, the company operated a fleet of 217 aircraft. It has operations in Gulf and the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, East Asia and Australasia, West Asia and the Indian Ocean, and Africa. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Emirates is a subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dub...

PO Box 686


United Arab Emirates

Founded in 1985

52,000 Employees

Key Executives for Emirates

Senior Vice President of Finance and Divisional Senior Vice President of Planning
Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Group Services & Dnata
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Emirates Key Developments

Emirates Launches Daily Nonstop Passenger Service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport

Emirates has launched a daily nonstop passenger service to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The new service will operate as flight EK 235 departing from Dubai International Airport at 9:45 a.m. and arriving at O'Hare at 3:25 p.m. The return flight, EK 236, will depart O'Hare at 8:35 p.m. and arrive in Dubai at 7:10 p.m. the next day. Chicago-Dubai travelers will fly on a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. In addition to passenger service, the Chicago-Dubai flight will carry up to 17 tons of cargo and increase trade links between the two cities.

Emirates Launches New A380 Service to Kuwait

Emirates has launched a new A380 service to Kuwait. The arrival of the upgraded EK857 service, which touched down at Kuwait International Airport yesterday, marks 25 years of Emirates' flights to the country. The aircraft offers 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 mini-pods in Business Class and 399 seats in Economy Class. The Emirates' A380 flight to Kuwait is just one hour and 45 minutes. Since 2008, the airline has carried 27.5 million travellers on its now 50 A380s. EK857 leaves Dubai at 16.00 hrs and arrives in Kuwait at 16.45 hrs local time. EK858 departs Kuwait at 18.25 hrs and lands in Dubai at 21.10 hrs.

The Boeing company and Emirates Airline Finalize Order for 150 777Xs

The Boeing Company and Emirates Airline have finalized an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices. The order - a combination of 115 777-9Xs and 35 777-8Xs - also includes purchase rights for an additional 50 airplanes that, if exercised, could increase value to approximately $75 billion at list prices. The 777X will offer the operational flexibility in terms of range, more passenger capacity and fuel efficiency, The 777X will introduce the latest technologies including the most advanced commercial engine ever - the GE9X by GE Aviation - and an all-new high efficiency composite wing that has a longer span than present's 777. The 777X family includes the 777-8X and the 777-9X, both designed to respond to market needs and customer preferences. The 777-9X will be 12% more fuel efficient than any competing airplane, necessary in today's competitive environment. The 777-8X is 5% more efficient than its competitor at all ranges while providing for new network opportunities. Design of the 777X is underway and production is set to begin in 2017, with first delivery targeted for 2020. To date, the 777X has accumulated 300 orders and commitments from six customers worldwide.

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