January 24, 2017 5:13 PM ET

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Company Overview of Emirates

Company Overview

Emirates, together with its subsidiaries, provides commercial air transportation services. The company’s commercial air transportation services include passenger and cargo services. It is also involved in the wholesale and retail of consumer goods, and food and beverages; hotel operations; and in-flight and institutional catering services. The company operates a fleet of 251 aircraft. It has operations in Europe, East Asia and Australasia, the Americas, Africa, Gulf and the Middle East, and West Asia and the Indian Ocean. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Emirates is a subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai.

PO Box 686

Dubai,  

United Arab Emirates

Founded in 1985

61,205 Employees

Key Executives for Emirates

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Operating Unit
President
Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Group Services & dnata
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Emirates Key Developments

Emirates to Launch Daily Service to Newark Via Athens

Emirates announced it will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport, through the Greek capital city of Athens, starting on 12 March 2017. The new route complements Emirates' existing four daily flights between Dubai and New York's JFK airport, by offering global travellers with another convenient access point to the popular New York Metropolitan area. Emirates' new Dubai-Athens-Newark flight will also provide a year-round non-stop daily service between the United States and Greece - a service that does not exist and has not existed since 2012. The airline will operate a wide-body Boeing 777-300ER powered by General Electric GE90 engines on the route, offering 8 seats in First, 42 seats in Business and 304 seats in Economy class, as well as 19 tonnes of belly-hold cargo capacity.

Emirates Launches New Sustainable Blankets Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Emirates has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoTHREAD patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights. Each Emirates ecoTHREAD blanket is made from 28 recycled plastic bottles. With the latest innovation, the bottles are recycled into plastic chips before being turned into yarn, creating a polar fleece material. The fine thread is then woven into soft blankets. The environmentally-friendly blankets were designed in partnership with Buzz, the inflight product specialists, and are part of Emirates' continued commitment to product innovation and sustainability. Emirates already runs a green programme on board recycling aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles, and clean paper products such as newspapers, magazines and cardboard cartons where possible. By the end of 2019, Emirates ecoTHREAD blankets would have rescued 88 million plastic bottles from landfills equivalent to the weight of 44 A380 aircraft. This initiative makes it the large sustainable blanket programme on board in the airline industry. In addition, the manufacturing process of using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) reduces energy emissions by 70%. ecoTHREAD is certified with the Intertek Green Leaf Mark by third party testing and certification body Intertek, independently verified to use 100% recycled materials. The Emirates ecoTHREAD blanket for Economy Class completes the recent comforter overhaul across all three classes. The airline introduced a plush, faux sheep-skin blanket in First Class and soft duvets in Business Class. In the last year, Emirates has added several new products for customers travelling in Economy including the world's first interactive amenity kits. The amenity kits - filled with necessities such as an eye mask, earplugs, toothbrush and toothpaste, and socks uses augmented reality technology to unlock entertainment on customers' mobile devices using the Blippar app. The content was refreshed last month to feature a new interactive game called The Emirates Destination Dash to keep customers' busy on long-haul flights or on the ground. Emirates Economy Class cabins are also equipped with the large in-seat screens in the world in Economy at 13.3 inches and more than 2,500 channels of on-demand entertainment on the inflight entertainment system, ice Digital Widescreen.

Emirates Starts Daily Flights to Fort Lauderdale

Emirates has launched its eleventh destination in the US with the start of a daily nonstop passenger service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Fort Lauderdale is Emirates’ second destination in Florida, after launching Orlando more than a year ago. The new service, operated by a GE-powered Boeing 777, marks the first scheduled commercial service from the Middle East to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport serving the South Florida area of Fort Lauderdale, Miami and West Palm Beach. The new service will operate as flight EK213, departing from Dubai International Airport at 3.30am (local time) and arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) at 10.55 am the following day. On return, the flight EK214, will depart FLL at 8:20pm and arrive in Dubai at 7:40 pm the next day, with a flying time of 14 hours and 20 minutes. The route will be operated by a GE-powered US-built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a three-class configuration offering 8 First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats for travellers, and up to 15 tonnes of bellyhold cargo for shippers.

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