Emirates launched services to the EU in 1987 and has grown services in a progressive manner, in line with demand, to both major and secondary cities across Europe. We fly over 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 EU economic benefits and consumer benefits beyond the European capital and regional city destinations that we serve.
As a friend of Europe, Emirates is committed to strengthening its existing partnership with EU member states and European consumers and continuing to introduce EU economic benefits. 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 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 2013/14.
Read the executive summary, the full report and the press release here:
Emirates has put together a short infographic and video to showcase some of the key highlights of the Frontier Economics Report. View them below: