The Emirates airline, established in 1985, has its primary hub at the Dubai International Airport. It operates more than 3000 weekly flights to around 78 countries. In terms of passengers carried numbers, fleet size and revenue, it is the leading carrier in the Middle East. As of end of year 2015, the airline had codeshare agreements with more than 18 global carriers, including Virgin America, Air Malta, Korean Air, Qantas, Oman Air and Jet Airways. Its fleet consists of 1 executive jet, 14 cargo freighters and 219 passenger aircraft. It has a mixed fleet of Boeing and Airbus aircraft. The carrier has three cabin services, namely First, Business and Economy. Emirates booking for any of its 160 destinations can be done easily with leading online travel agencies (OTAs).
The airline is one of the most popular ones in the Asia and Middle East regions owing to its punctuality as well as ground and onboard services, which includes seating, entertainment and dining.
In its First class, the airline offers a private suite (available on Boeing 777s, A380 and A340-500) to its passengers. This suite featuring sliding privacy doors includes a personal mini-bar, entertainment system and a seat that can be converted into a full flat bed with mattress. It also includes a vanity table.
The Business class also has a mini-bar, a side table and in-seat power supply to charge laptop. The seats in this class can be converted into full flat beds for a comfortable sleeping experience. In the Economy class, comfortable seats with adequate legroom are provided, along with in-seat power supply and Wi-Fi service (in selected flights) to passengers.
This carrier is considered among the best when it comes to personal entertainment system offered in-flight. It has three types of entertainment system for its passengers, namely ICE, ICE TV & Radio, and ICE Digital Widescreen. The ICE in-flight entertainment system offers between 600 and 1200 channels; link to an onboard email server in order to send or receive emails; movies, video games and music. The ICE system can be enjoyed in 38 international languages, including Arabic, French, Japanese, Spanish and Korean. In 2007, the airline also introduced docking capability for iPod music and video player on its flights. This not only helpful to charge the iPod battery but also integrate with the in-flight entertainment system, which then plays the music, movies and television shows stored in the device.
In the First class, passengers are served a range of delicacies of different cuisines on Royal Doulton fine bone china along with special Robert Welch cutlery. In addition to meals, they can relish a selection of wines, cold and hot drinks, and snacks to go along with it. In the Business category, delicious and healthy dishes are served, along with complimentary champagne and vintage wine, in addition to cocktails and beverages. Passengers booking flight tickets for the Economy class can enjoy meals created by internationally-famous chefs. There are a lot of options to choose from, and it is complemented by a selection of complimentary cocktails and wines. By paying a small fee, passengers too can enjoy champagne in this class.
If you are planning a trip to any of the 160 destinations that Emirates operates to, then make your flight bookings with it to enjoy these fantastic in-flight services.