Dubai is a location famous by its hotels, beaches and vacations. But also it's famous because of the airline, called Emirates. This year Emirates became the third best airline in the world, after Cathay Pacific and Qantas Airways. This decision was based not only on its income or other statistics, but on opinion of air travelers as well, who represent international customers' needs in the worldwide air traveling industry.
The story about Emirates takes its beginning in 1985, when Dubai government decided to found its own airline. First routes were organized to Delhi, Karachi and Bombay. In 1990 Emirates already managed flights to European countries, as well as to East Asian direction to China and Japan. In the first flight Dubai-New York Buzz Aldrin was one of the passengers, advancing his flight experience with Emirates aircraft too. Famous Emirates SkyCargo is a special cargo department of this airline - don't forget about this fact, when you finally decide to take a large amount of luggage with you.
In 2005 year Emirates carried near 2 million passengers (which is already a remarkable feature of any airline), despite hard volumes, new fuel prices increase and natural catastrophe in South East Asian region. Emirates is also known by sport lovers - Emirates is a sponsor of several football teams, such as Chelsea F.C. and Arsenal F.C.. Emirates also supports cricket teams. It was one of the main sponsors of the 2003 FIFA Women World cup and the thoroughbred horse race World Cup in Dubai.
Fleet of Emirates includes planes of different producers. This is Airbus planes (one A310, 330s and 340s), as well as Boeing vehicles (747s and 777s). Soon renovation will be made with additional Airbus A340s and Boeing 777s. But this is not so important, as Emirates order for Airbus A380 planes modified for different purposes. Emirates will be the third airline, which uses this new aircraft after Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways. You can be sure, that Middle Asian air carrier covers this region, full of possible vacation places, with its flight map. Emirates also serves such destinations, as Accra, Athens, Bangkok, Cairo, Chennai, Colombo, Delhi, Düsseldorf, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, Melbourne, Moscow, New York, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Vienna, Zurich and many else.
One of the main travelers' interests - service - meets even the most exacting requirements . Friendly and attentive flight attendants will be happy to provide you with various hot meals (special food requests are also working) and beverages. An entertainment system is also included. Skyward miles, accumulating with Emirates flights will help you to get as many in-flight comfort, as it is possible to get at all.
This is a short explanation of what is the third best airline today. Emirates has reached a significant quality level of serving its passengers, and gained their confidence, but this position is also a possibility of further improvement. However, even on the third place Emirates has a great potential to become one of your favorite airlines.