When it comes to one of the world’s supreme airlines, people do want to know each little fact attached to its formation or its development. Passengers show great interest to know the facts and figures attached to the success of the carrier in which they are traveling.
Here we are discussing the few facts about the world’s one of the most successful airline named EMIRATES which year after year is reaching new heights and crossing several milestones in its path. Following are the most impressive facts about the airline:
- Emirates supports one of the largest fleet sizes in the world as it supports a fleet size of 221 aircraft.
- Emirates operates its flights to more than 142 destinations.
- Emirates has the world’s largest fleets of the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A380
- In the year 1992, Emirates became one of the first airlines in the world to introduce a personal entertainment system on a commercial aircraft.
- In 2012, Emirates introduced larger high definition IFE screens for the passengers of all the classes. It is the first fully high definition in economy class with the largest screens offered by any airline.
- Emirates operates an all wide-body aircraft fleet which makes it one of the nine airlines in the world to achieve so.
- Emirates is also the largest operator of Boeing 777s in the world with 86 aircraft in fleet along with 55 aircraft on order.
- In addition to that, Emirates is also the world’s largest operator of Airbus A380s with 13 aircraft in fleet & 77 on order which is an extensive
- Emirates operates world’s longest non-stop commercial flight from Dubai to New Zealand’s largest city Auckland which is currently the world’s longest scheduled airline flight too.
- Emirates has also become the world’s fourth-largest airline in terms of revenue passenger-kilometers flown as well as the fourth-largest on the basis of international passengers carried. Along with this, it is also the second largest career on the basis of freight ton kilometers flown.
- Emirates also operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-body aircraft which is operated by one of the few airlines to do so.
- Emirates has become the part of the A380-800 which offers fuel economy of 3.1 liters per 100 passenger km. Emirates A380-800s also feature the Engine Alliance GP7200 engines which help in saving 500,000 liters of fuel per aircraft per year.
- Emirates has also invested in a program called “tailored arrivals” which allows air traffic control to uplink to aircraft en route. It helps in determining the speed and flight profile from the air onto the runway and allows the crew to accept and fly in a continuous descent profile by saving fuel and emissions.
- The airline was the seventh largest in the world on the basis of international passengers carried and the largest in terms of scheduled international passenger-kilometers flown all over the world.
- Emirates is also the seventh-largest airline in terms of scheduled freight tonne-kilometres flown.
- Emirates alone operates more than 3,000 flights every single week across its network which includes around 140 destinations in over 70 countries across the six continents from its hub in Dubai. In addition to that, several new destinations are added every single year.
- Emirates has Dubai International Airport as its primary hub.
- Emirates is the leading airline company in the Middle East in terms of passengers carried, revenue, and fleet size.
- Opened on 14th of October 2008, the terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport was exclusively built for the use of Emirates only. It involves a cost of $4.5 billion.
- One of the ravishing facts in regards to Emirates is that it holds more than 10,000 cabin crew from over 120 countries who can speak over 80 languages.
- In 2012, the airline was ranked 8th by the Air Transport World for “Airline of the Year”.
- In the next year i.e. 2013, Emirates was voted as the ‘Airline of the Year’.
- Emirates basically known for its large order; purchased 200 aircraft in 2013
- Emirates has made codeshare agreement with Qantas, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Thai Airways, Virgin America, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, (ANA) All Nippon Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Cathay Pacific, JetBlue, Jetstar Asia, and Korean Air.
- According to the IATA’s latest annual report, Emirates ranks as the world’s largest airline in terms of international seating capacity.
- Skywards which is the frequent flyer program of Emirates supports 72 million members in total.