Emirates operate from the following U.K. airport terminals
The Emirates story so far...
Launched on 25th October 1985, Emirates is the international airline of the United Arab Emirates, based in Dubai.
Initially flying with two leased aircraft - a Boeing 737 and an Airbus 300 B4 - Emirates evolved into a globally influential travel and tourism conglomerate in just a few short years.
Wholly owned by the Government of Dubai, the airline has had to develop and expand in order to stay ahead of the competition, made all the more fierce by Dubai's continuing open skies policy - a policy wholly supported by the airline.
Financially independent and thriving, Emirates is not subsidised in any way by its owners, other than initial assistance with start up costs. The airline has recorded a profit in every year except its second year of operation.
Growth has never fallen below 20 per cent a year. In its first 11 years, it doubled in size every three and a half years and has every four years since.
At Dubai 2005 - 9th International Aerospace Exhibition, Emirates announced firm orders for 42 Boeing 777 aircraft, to be powered by GE90 jet engines, in a deal worth Dhs 35.7 billion (US$9.7 billion) at list prices. This is the largest-ever order for the B777 family of aircraft and consists of: 24 B777-300ERs, 10 B777-200LR Worldliners and eight B777 freighters, with the first aircraft delivered in 2007. In addition, Emirates will have purchase rights for 20 more B777 aircraft.
At the Paris Air Show in June 2003, Emirates announced the largest aircraft order in aviation history worth US$19 billion, adding 71 new aircraft - a mix of Airbus and Boeing - to its fast-growing fleet. It is now the main launch customer for two innovative ultra-modern aircraft - A340-600 HGW and A380 double-decker super-jumbos.
At the Farnborough Air Show in July 2004, Emirates announced firm orders for four B777-300ER aircraft and nine options with a list price value of US$ 2.96 billion.
At the Farnborough Air Show in July 2006, Emirates signed a Heads of Agreement for 10 of Boeing's new 747-8F aircraft, to be powered by General Electric's GEnx jet engines, in a deal worth US$3.3 billion.
Emirates' current order book stands at 124 aircraft, with a total value of approximately US$30 billion.
The airline's extensive expansion plans include additions to the fleet, non-stop flights, new double daily services and destinations, and increase in the number of flights. In 2008, Emirates will receive the first of its 45 A380s on order.
Currently responsible for more than 50 per cent of all flight movements in and out of Dubai International Airport, Emirates' aim is to increase this tally to 70 per cent by 2010, without compromising quality. The airline currently flies to 88 destinations in 59 countries around the world and the network is expanding constantly. Nearly 700 flights fly out of Dubai per week covering five continents.
In the financial year 2005/2006, Emirates carried 14.5 million passengers and one million tonnes of cargo. Always at the forefront of aviation technology, Emirates flies the youngest and one of the most modern fleets in the world, with an average aircraft age of 61 months.
Airbus A330 -200 & Airbus A340-500
Emirates are dedicated to making your travel experience more comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable. The aircraft are equipped with sufficient storage areas for luggage. However, even with spacious cabins and overhead lockers, the size and the weight of carry-on items must not inconvenience other passengers.
All cabin baggage must fit under the seat in front of or in the overhead lockers.
Placement of bags, briefcases or other items under your seat is not permitted.
The Civil Aviation Authority forbids cabin baggage that could obstruct the aisles or emergency exits.
The strict weight limitation helps minimise the risk of injury to yourself and other passengers, should a bag fall out of an overhead locker.
When flights are not full, a fully collapsible pushchair or stroller for infants is usually accommodated in the cabin. However, when this is not possible, these items must be carried as checked baggage in the hold.
Reasonable quantities of duty free liquor, tobacco and perfume may be carried on board, but must be stowed safely.
Baggage Advice for UK Passengers.
The dimensions of the hand luggage must not exceed 45cm x 35cm x 16cm (17.7in x 13.7in x 6.2in approx), including wheels, handles, side pockets, etc. This is equivalent to a small laptop bag or rucksack.
Other bags, such as handbags, may be carried within the single item of cabin baggage. All items carried by passengers will be screened by X-ray.
No liquids of any type are permitted through the airport security search point, other than the following items:
Prescription medicines in liquid form sufficient and essential for the flight (eg diabetic kit), as long as verified as authentic.
Baby milk and liquid baby food (the contents of each bottle or jar must be tasted by the accompanying passenger).
The definition of liquids includes:
Gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures.
The contents of pressurised containers, eg toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrups, perfume, deodorant, shaving foam, aerosols etc.
To help with the security process, passengers are also encouraged not to include items which could contain liquids (eg bottles, flasks, tubes, cans, plastic containers etc) in their cabin baggage. All laptops and large electrical items (eg hairdryer) must be taken out of the bag and placed in a tray so that they can be scanned separately from the other items in the bag.
Pushchairs and walking aids must be X-ray screened. Wheelchairs are allowed on board, but must be thoroughly searched.
Once through security, passengers travelling to any destination except the US can buy items in the departures lounge and take them on board.
Checked baggage allowance
First, Business and Economy Class passengers on Emirates flights are allowed 40 kgs, 30 kgs and 20 kgs of free baggage respectively.
Infants (not entitled to a seat) are allowed 10 kgs free baggage regardless of class of travel (one checked bag not exceeding 115 cms [45 inches] in total dimension).
Baggage in excess of these allowances will be carried subject to space and weight availability on the aircraft. Excess baggage is subject to charges at the published tariffs.
Certain airports, including Dubai and all UK airports have imposed restrictions on the carriage of baggage whereby no single piece of baggage may exceed_32 kgs (70 lbs) in weight. This however, does not affect the overall free checked baggage allowance per passenger. These restrictions enforced by either airport authorities or ground handling companies, aid in preventing injuries and ensure the safety of baggage handlers.
Airports that impose this weight restriction include Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, Malta, UAE, Oman, Qatar, United Kingdom, Mauritius, South Africa, Seychelles and Sri Lanka.
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