Emirates launched its first flights from Dubai on October 25th, 1985 with a Boeing 737 and an Airbus 300 B4 that it had leased. Our goal was also quality instead of quantity in those days, and over the years we entered the regional stage with tiny steps, we have always been a globally influential travel and tourism corporate group that is known for its high-quality standards. Even though it is owned entirely by the Dubai Government, Emirates has always grown in size and gained its popularity with competition instead of protectionism. The number of international carriers benefiting from Dubai’s free zone policy has been increasing constantly. We do not only defend this policy, but also acknowledge its great importance in terms of maintaining our own identity and competitiveness at the same time. After making the initial investment, the Dubai Government realized that it would be more appropriate to regard the Emirates as a fully independent business and thus laid the foundation of our current success. Emirates has publicly released its annual profits for each budget year as of its third year in operation. Maintaining its high rate of development while constantly working in order to provide the best services in the sector have been the most significant factors in Emirates’ success.
Our passengers are in fact the most crucial element for us; our passengers are a focal point of our business and we have been exerting utmost efforts in order to offer them the best possible experience. We improve and determine our services and destinations in accordance with the expectations and wishes of our passengers. Currently, we are transporting our passengers to 158 different flight points in 86 countries and on six continents; we make a total of 18 flights per week from Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
As Emirates, we aim to provide our passengers with an impeccable travelling experience. Therefore, our most recent motto is “Fly Better ”. Besides its superior products and services in general, Emirates has unique features distinguishing it from other airlines.
We have made a great efforts to provide the best services to our passengers in the sky and on the ground without comprising quality. We are the airline with the world’s greatest Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. We pay close attention to realizing many firsts by equipping our airplanes with state-of-the-art technology products. For instance, while passengers in all classes enjoy award winning meals prepared by gourmet chefs, they have access to more than 4,000 channels, hundreds of songs and games contained in the awarded in-flight entertainment system “ice” at Emirates’ modern airplanes equipped with high end technology. Moreover, they also benefit from the expertise of a multinational cabin crew from over 135 countries. The passengers are capable of benefiting from the high-speed Wi-Fi access and mobile phone services in flight. Emirates brings First and Business Class experience and luxury to another level with its A380 airplanes. The First Class and Business Class passengers are capable of socializing at the in-flight bar and rest areas while the First-Class passengers can enjoy the shower and spa services inside the airplane.
We have been making our mark on many breakthroughs and services that will facilitate the lives of our passengers. For instance, picking up our passengers in Dubai from their houses or hotels, having their check – in made and carrying their luggage to the airport and at while at the airport, transferring passengers directly to passport control and security are one of our new services. Our passengers are able to tour inside the airplane via the emirates.com website with 3D technology on the digital platform and they can select their seats.
New Generation Cabin Design Launched for the Boeing 777X Program
Emirates announced that it ordered 40 A330-900 and 30 A350-900 airplanes to be delivered respectively in 2021 and 2024 in line with the contract signed with Airbus in the beginning of the year, valued at US$ 21.4 billion. The company will also be increasing its total number of A380 to 123 by purchasing 14 more airplanes in 2019, until the end of 2021.
Moreover, launching US$ 150 million in new programs for the renewal of its Boeing 777-200LR fleet, these 10 new airplanes of Emirates have a more spacious and airier cabin order which is composed of two classes, with 38 Business Class seats and 364 Economy Class seats, placed in the order of 2-2-2.
Recently launching the fully enclosed First Class special suites, in-flight entertainment systems with higher quality and newly designed seats for the Business and Economy Class cabins, Emirates is currently working on the new generation cabin design as part of the Boeing 777X program. In the new generation A380 airplanes to be launched after 2020, Emirates plans to launch its Premium Economy product with a series of touches offering special design and diverse experiences.
In addition to the new and wider seats in Business Class, Emirates also fully renewed Economy Class in order to improve passenger comfort and launched a new program to renew 10 Boeing 777200LR airplanes as
As Emirates Airlines, we attach great importance to the Turkish market and Istanbul is one of our first destinations; we have been conducting flights to Istanbul for 32 years, uninterruptedly. As another indicator of the importance we place on this point, we execute 18 flights per week to two points in Istanbul. In this way, we are capable of offering our services to more passengers by utilizing two different airports in Istanbul.
With the 18 weekly-flights we conduct from both the European and Anatolian Coasts of Istanbul, we provide easy connection facilities to Dubai and Asia, Africa, Oceania, Far East and Middle East flight lines. We aim to contribute to Turkish tourism while increasing the number of tourists arriving in Turkey from the world and the United Arab Emirates.
Emirates Airlines has been playing a crucial role in the relations between Turkey and Dubai since 1987. Individuals travelling for business and leisure gain access to connections to popular destinations via Dubai, from the Maldives, Seychelles, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Middle and South Africa with the help of the wide variety of destinations offered by Emirates, due to the weekly 18 flights from Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen to Dubai