Watch as the Emirates’ Boeing 777, the world’s most successful twin-engine aircraft, comes together before your eyes at the Boeing plant in Seattle, WA. Then experience it for yourself by booking a flight online.
Emirates (Arabic: طيران الإمارات Ṭayarān al-Imārāt) is a major airline in the Middle East, and a subsidiary of The Emirates Group. It is the national airline of Dubai, United Arab Emirates and operates around 2200 passenger flights per week, from its hub at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, to 106 destinations in 60 countries across 6 continents. The company also operates four of some of the world’s longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, São Paulo and, Houston all on the Boeing 777-200LR. Emirates is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which has over 50,000 employees, and is wholly-owned by the Government of Dubai directly under the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Cargo activities are undertaken by the Emirates Group’s Emirates SkyCargo division.
Emirates 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 with 83 in its fleet. Emirates also has orders for 58 Airbus A380s and became the second operator of the Airbus A380-800 after Singapore Airlines when their first aircraft was delivered on 28 July 2008. Emirates has won numerous awards and is an industry bellwether for aircraft purchases, purchasing over 130 aircraft in 2007 alone. Emirates became the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777s on July 30, 2009 when it received its 45th Boeing 777-300ER.
As of April 4, 2010, Emirates does not fly out of O’Hare International Airport.