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The Emirates Group Arabic: Emirates Airlines flies to over destinations across 6 continents, operating a fleet of over wide-bodied aircraft. A tunnel connects wikipedia stock options dubai building to Dubai Wikipedia stock options dubai Airport. As the British pulled out of Dubai in the late s, Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum wikipedia stock options dubai Maktoum decreed an open seas, open skies, and open trade policy, to develop the country. He also required all government agencies to make a profit.
The country was aiming to eliminate its dependence on its finite oil reserves within 50 years. It consisted of three business segments: In addition to providing support services at Dubai International Airportthe company served as sales agent for 26 airlines.
Dubai had been used as a stopover on routes between Europe and the Far East since the days of Imperial Airwayswhich landed its flying boats there en route to Australia. The open skies policies kept its airport among the busiest in the Middle East. During the mids, Gulf Air began to cut back it services to Dubai. It also leased a new Boeing — from Pakistan International Airlines which was returned in Tim Clark joined the management team.
The first flight of the airline was, Dubai - Karachi on 25 October Bombay and Delhi were the next destinations for the airline. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum later gifted two Boeing s to the airline. The Emirates Group became profitable wikipedia stock options dubai its first nine months. During its first year, the airline carried aboutpassengers and 10, tons of freight. Bythe airline was adding new destinations such as ColomboDhakaAmmanand Cairo to its route network.
In its second year the group posted a loss, but growth continued even as the region was experiencing a downturn a year later. The Gulf War and the laying off of expatriate workers wikipedia stock options dubai the main factors. In wikipedia stock options dubai second year, competitors had accused Emirates of starting a price warsomething the airline's competitors still accuse Emirates of doing.
Within the first 38 months wikipedia stock options dubai operating, Emirates was serving 12 wikipedia stock options dubai. Emirates Sky Cargowhich operated as a separate entity, carried 25, tons of freight in fiscal wikipedia stock options dubai Emirates expanded its route network into the Far East inand expanded its European operations in the summer of Inthe airline purchased three additional Airbus As from Airbus.
The Group also launched Marhaba in December as a premium meet and greet service for passengers travelling through Dubai International Airport. Emirates airline had become one of the world's fastest growing airlines by the early s. It carried 68, tons of cargo and 1. The Gulf War had helped Emirates by keeping other airlines out of the area. Emirates was the only airline to continue flying in the last ten days of the war. By the winter ofthe Emirates fleet was grounded for several days, as the liberation of Kuwait begun.
Operations resumed weeks later. As the airline celebrated its sixth anniversary, 25, passengers a week were being flown to 23 destinations. A wikipedia stock options dubai agreement with US Airways entered in the fall of allowed Emirates to offer services around the world. It previously had cooperation agreements with Cyprus Airways.
Bythe airline was connecting 32 destinations with its 15 aircraft. At this time Emirates was the sixth wikipedia stock options dubai airline in the Middle East. The airline had 4, employees and carried two million passengers a year between 34 destinations with a fleet of 18 Airbus aircraft. A total of 92 air carriers were flying to Dubai Airport and Emirates faced intense competition at its home base. It carried about three million passengers a year to Dubai International Airport in the mids.
Emirates continued to expand wikipedia stock options dubai the late s. The growing cargo business accounted for 16 percent of the wikipedia stock options dubai total wikipedia stock options dubai. Emirates also opened its own Flight Training Centre in InEmirates was flying a dedicated freighter to Amsterdama point not on its network of passenger routes, in cooperation with KLM. It carried about three million passengers during the year.
The airline also took delivery of six Boeing —sgiving it new long-haul capabilities. The airline was then able to provide simulator training for its crew members and flight and maintenance personnel. Emirates executives planned a slowdown in the airline's growth in the late s to stabilize its expansive route network. As part of the deal, Emirates received a year contract to manage SriLankan.
Emirates SkyCargo also launched a new system called Skychain developed by Mercator, which provided access via the Internet and email to everyone involved in moving a cargo consignment. Emirates announced an order in April as the first launch customer for the Airbus A3XX later named Airbus Athe largest civil aircraft ever built.
The deal was confirmed on 4 November and Emirates announced orders for 15 more As at the same time. Also announced was an order for 6 Boeing 's. Emirates justified its order saying that wikipedia stock options dubai the to passenger super jumbo to was to maximize its use of scarce takeoff and landing slots at crowded airports like London Heathrow.
The loyalty program of Emirates, Skywards was also launched. Towards the end ofEmirates Airline was planning to start ultra-long-haul service to the East Coast and West Coast of the United States as well as nonstop flights to Australia and Argentina. Traffic continued to grow at a rate of 20 percent in — InEmirates SkyCargo Centre opened with a capacity to handletonnes a year. Emirates was also voted airline of the year by research consultancy Skytrax. Emirates took delivery of its 18th Airbus A and ordered two more, making it the biggest A operator in the world.
A year later, the airline was again named airline of the year by Skytrax. Passenger level on Emirates in the —02 financial year reached 6. Galileo Emirates was further expanded when the business acquired the distribution rights for Sudan and Tunisia. Emirates flight catering employed over wikipedia stock options dubai, staff. In the financial year ending MarchEmirates carried 8. Dnata also launched its services in Kuwait. By the end ofDnata began operations in Kuwait. Passenger traffic also continued to rise with In AprilDnata started operations in Saudi Arabia.
The facility had the capacity of producing over ,00 meals daily. Also, inEmirates flight catering opened its linecraft laundering plant. The facility has a total area of 10, m 2and a capacity to handle 50 tonnes of laundry and dry cleaning output per day.
Dnata will also participate wikipedia stock options dubai operations at 10 other airports managed by CWAG. Also, at the end ofDnata opened offices in Qatar. Inthe Emirates Group moved into its new headquarters in Dubai. In June, Dnata acquired a Emirates also received its 10,th cabin crew member. In its first 11 years, wikipedia stock options dubai doubled in size every 3.
The government has received Dhs3. However, it does not put any new money into it, nor does it interfere with running the airline. Emirates has diversified into related industries and sectors, including airport services, engineeringevent organization, cateringand tour operator operations. Emirates has 4 subsidiaries and its parent company has more than Emirates airlines employed a total of 51, employees of which 10, were cabin crew, 2, were flight deck crew, 1, were in engineering, and 9, were listed as other  at the end of the fiscal year on 31 March Its profit of 1.
It is the national airline of DubaiUnited Arab Emirates and wikipedia stock options dubai over 1, passenger flights per week,  from its hub at Dubai International Airportto over destinations in 61 countries across 6 continents.
In the financial year —09 passenger wikipedia stock options dubai reached The SkyCargo division operates 8 aircraft; Boeing and Boeing freighters, with a further 16 freighter aircraft on order; 10 Boeing and 6 Boeing aircraft.
Emirates SkyCargo also use the cargo capacity of the passenger fleet. In the —09 financial year, Emirates SkyCargo carried 1, tonnes, an improvement of 9. Dnata is an aviation services company, comprising Dnata Airport Operations, the largest ground and passenger handling company at Dubai International Airport, Dnata Cargo, responsible for dealing with much of the 1.
Emirates Engineering supports the expansive fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft operated by Emirates Airline together with those of thirty other airlines through third party maintenance contracts.
The division can wikipedia stock options dubai and implement all aspects of aircraft engineering support, such as maintenance, safety and logistics. It also wikipedia stock options dubai an engine test cell facility. It also occupies the Emirates Engineering Centre which opened in late on a acre 0. Its seven fully air-conditioned hangars for heavy and light maintenance, together with a paint hangar, cover an area equivalent to 17 football pitches and have the capacity to meet the service requirements of an Emirates fleet which is growing at the rate one new aircraft every month.
Each hangar has an entrance gate 88 metres wide and every bay can accommodate any size of aircraft with an engine thrust of up topounds, including the Airbus A, which is 73 metres long with an metre wingspan and a tail 24 metres high. Emirates Flight Catering Company has over 5, employees and provides in-flight catering and wikipedia stock options dubai services for airlines at Dubai International Airport.
InEmirates was voted by Skytraxthe fourth best onboard catering in Business Classand second best catering in Economy Class.