Emirates Airlines had become
one of the world's fastest growing airlines by the early 1990s.
Revenues increased by about $100 million each year, approaching $500
million in the year 1993. It carried 68,000 tons of cargo and 1.6
million passengers in the same year.
Emirates Airlines operates a mixed fleet of Airbus
and Boeing wide-body aircraft and is one of only nine airlines to
operate an all wide-body aircraft fleet. The centrepiece of the
airline's fleet is the Boeing 777. Emirates also has orders for 80
Airbus A380s with 10 already in service and became the second operator
of the Airbus A380-800 after Singapore Airlines when their first
aircraft was delivered on 28 July 2008. Emirates Airlines
has won numerous awards and is an industry bellwether for aircraft
purchases, purchasing over 130 aircraft in 2007 alone.
The Emirates airlines ranks
amongst the top 10 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue, passenger
kilometres, and has become the largest airline in the Middle East in
terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried as of 2007. In
2009 the airline was the seventh-largest airline in the world in terms
of international passengers carried, and fourth-largest in the world in
terms of scheduled international passenger-kilometres flown.
Emirates Airlines has built up a
strong brand name as a trendsetter in the aviation industry,
particularly in terms of service excellence, coupled with consistent
profitability. In 2010, Emirates was voted the eighth best airline in
the world by research consultancy firm Skytrax.
International Airport's Terminal 3 was built exclusively for the use of
Emirates at a cost of $4.5 billion and officially opened 14 October
2008. Terminal 3 is the largest building in the world by floor space,
with over 1,500,000 m2 (370 acres) of space. The Terminal has annual
capacity of 27 million passengers, and with the expansion of Concourse
3, will have an annual capacity of 43 million passengers by 2011, once
concourse 3 is complete. The new concourse 3 will be exclusively for
the A380- 800.
In-flight Communications: Phone, SMS and email from your seat, or call
friends and family seated elsewhere on the aircraft.
In-flight Entertainment: Over 1200 channels of premium entertainment to
keep you busy during the flight. The latest and best movies,
television, audio and games from around the world.
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