Emirates and India

Emirates and India

Launched in October 1985, Emirates’ 10 flights per week from its Dubai hub to Delhi and Mumbai formed the base of the airline’s initial route network.

Since then Emirates has invested in and progressively grown its Indian operations and today operates 185 flights per week serving 10 destinations across India - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.

Emirates’ Economic Impact in India

The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India's premier economic institution specialising in policy research, has released the findings of its study quantifying the effects of Emirates’ services to 10 Indian airports and assessing the economic benefits additional services would provide.

This substantial report from NCAER is a rational dispassionate analysis of Emirates' operations to its most important international destination - India. Operating 185 flights per week to 10 Indian cities, NCAER found Emirates' operations contributes over USD 596 million to India’s GDP, supports over 72,000 Indian jobs and generates USD 1.153 billion in foreign exchange earnings. In its comprehensive analysis, NCAER models Emirates’ economic contribution to the regions, the value of global connectivity and models the benefit of lifting the cap on Emirates capacity and destinations served.

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