Our Company

The Emirates story started in 1985 when we launched operations with just two aircraft. Today, we fly the world’s biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering our customers the comforts of the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft in the skies. 

We inspire travellers around the world with our growing network of worldwide destinations, industry leading inflight entertainment, regionally inspired cuisine and world-class service. Read on to find out more.

Our Views

Emirates continues to play an active role in public international aviation policy debates which have a key impact on the aviation industry.

We are confident that our position on competition, liberalisation and government financial intervention in aviation is strongly in the interest of consumers.

At the heart of our business model is a commitment to true international competition and open skies. We believe that an open global economy is vital to free and fair trade, economic growth and fuller employment.

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Our history

On the 25th October 1985, we began operations out of Dubai with just two aircraft—a leased Boeing 737 and an Airbus 300 B4. Then as now, our goal was quality, not quantity, and in the years since taking those first small steps onto the regional travel scene, we've evolved into a globally influential travel and tourism company with a fleet of more than 230 aircraft flying to over 150 destinations.

In recent years, we've made numerous significant announcements regarding the future of its already state-of-the-art fleet.


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