The national airline of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Emirates Airlines is one of the leading airlines in terms of capacity, connectivity, flight frequency and operations in the Middle East. Emirates serves more than 154 cities across 81 countries and six continents with over 3,600 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport. Emirates was founded in March 1985 and the airline’s first flight (flight EK600) was flown between Dubai and Karachi on October 25, 1985. The airline operates the biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s aircraft for its short-haul and long-haul flights.
The IATA code for Emirates: EK
Code share partner airlines
Emirates Airlines is not a member of any of the 3 international airline alliances. However, the airline has codeshare partnerships with Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Flybe, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, JetBlue, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Korean Air, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways International, Virgin America, and many more.
The airline offers First Class, Business Class, and Economy Class cabins. The facilities and comforts of First Class and Business Class include private suites and flat beds which vary depending on the type of aircraft and the route. Free in-flight Wi-Fi is available throughout the flight on select routes. Passengers can check their onboard facilities beforehand by simply inserting the flight details on Emirates’ website. Its award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ICE (Information, Communication, and Entertainment) was introduced in 2003 and today features over 2500 channels. The latest version, ICE Digital Widescreen, has movies with audio description and closed caption as well.
Baggage allowance for your flight can be found on the website; generally, Emirates airlines calculates the baggage by weight, travel route, class of travelling and Emirates Skywards status. For most routes, Economy Class passengers can check-in 30 kg of luggage, Business Class passengers are permitted 40 kg and, First Class passengers can travel with 50 kg of checked-in baggage. For cabin baggage, Economy Class passengers can carry 1 piece of luggage with weight not exceeding 7 kg whereas First Class and Business Class passengers are permitted two pieces of luggage, each not exceeding 7kg. Liquor, cigarettes and perfume purchases, at the Duty-Free, in reasonable quantities, are allowed in cabin luggage for all classes of passengers.
For detailed baggage allowance information of Emirates, please visit the airline’s website.
Frequent flyer program
Emirates Skywards, the frequent flyer program for all Emirates’ loyal members and frequent travelers, is free to join and comes with many benefits. It is a four-tier frequent-flyer program used by over 8.4 million flyers across the world. Blue tier kicks off with 0 miles and Silver requires 25,000 miles for entry; Gold requires 50,000 tier miles whilst the top tier, Platinum, requires 1,50,000 miles for eligibility. There are several benefits of enrolling to this frequent-flyer program with passengers earning free upgrades, complimentary lounge services and even, free air tickets, subject to the miles collected.
Book Emirates flights online
Online booking allows you to buy Emirates flight tickets from the comfort of your own home. The process is super simple and fast, providing you all essential information in a single view. You would need to fill in a small booking form with the travel details, such as dates of travel and the destination, and voila, compare travel routes, airfares, and timings easily! Flight fares may differ depending on the day and time of travel. Also, look out for better deals on round-trip bookings with Emirates flight tickets online.
Phone: +966 800 844 2000