Emirates and the EU

Connectivity supports economic development

Emirates launched services to the EU in 1987 and has grown services to both major and secondary cities across Europe in a progressive manner, in line with demand. We fly more than 380 passenger flights and 54 all-cargo flights to and from the EU every week and currently fly to 18 of the 28 member states: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

These connections create strong ties between Emirates and the EU, leading to economic benefits for the EU and benefits for consumers beyond the European capitals and regional cities we serve.

As a friend of Europe, Emirates is committed to strengthening its partnership with EU member states and European consumers and continuing to provide economic benefits to the EU. We actively take part in debates about our industry’s future at the EU level.

Emirates recently commissioned a report from leading global research firm Frontier Economics to quantify the economic impact of its operations in the EU. The report, “Emirates’ Economic Impact in Europe,” assesses the economic impact of Emirates’ European passenger and cargo operations on the EU economy, employment, trade, and foreign direct investment.

Frontier’s report reaffirms aviation’s importance in economic development and concludes that Emirates plays an active role in supporting economic development. Through the provision of 199 unique one-stop connections between European regional centers and the rest of the world, Emirates supported 82,100 jobs in Europe and contributed €6.6 billion to the European economy in 2013–2014.

Read the executive summary, the full report, and the press release here:
Executive Summary
Full Report
Press Release

Emirates has put together a short infographic and video to showcase some of the key highlights of the Frontier Economics Report. View them below:


A Shared Consumer Focus
A Commitment to Meeting the Environmental Challenge
Co-operation Based on Openness and Transparency