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Emirates is the world's largest Airbus A380 operator. The airline is based out of Dubai International Airport, and carrier many passengers connecting through Dubai alongside those traveling to or from the city. The airline only operates the Boeing 777 and A380, though it is due to add the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X in the coming years. (Featured image: Vincenzo Pace - Simple Flying)

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Emirates has been unable to fly to Nigeria, so local travelers have found other ways of getting to the UAE. Photo: Vincenzo Pace/Alvin Man - Simple Flying
Airline Type:
Full Service Carrier
Year Founded:
Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
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Reports Suggest Emirates Airbus A380 Hit A Drone Landing In Nice

The plane's right wing was damaged and it remains grounded.

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Virgin Australia CEO Weighs Into Qatar Airways Dispute

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15 Years Of Operations: 10 Fun Facts About Emirates' Airbus A380 Fleet

The first Airbus A380 joined Emirates' fleet in 2008. Since then, the airline has gone on to become by far the largest operator of the superjumbo.

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Increasing Demand Leads To More Long Haul Flights From Christchurch This Summer

This summer, the airport will boost from two long-haul destinations to five.

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Emirates And Air Canada Expand Codeshare Agreement

The partnership between the two airlines has now extended to include Emirates' flights to and from Montréal.

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The UK Has 20 Daily Middle East Airbus A380 Flights This Winter

All of these will operate this winter.

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Emirates Plans Record London Heathrow Schedule With Added Boeing 777 Flights

The Gulf carrier will have seven daily flights five times per week this winter.

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Emirates Cancels Osaka Flights Due To Typhoon Lan

The airline joins other carriers that have canceled hundreds of flights in the region.

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Globe-spanning: Emirates Longest Flights For August 2023

Serving all six inhabited continents, Emirates excels in the long-haul travel experience.

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SriLankan Airlines Eyes Middle Eastern Takeover Following Profit Report

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Emirates' Diverse Team Of Cabin Crew Grows To More Than 20,000

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Featured Podcast: Uncovering The Changes In Emirates' Skywards Program

The Skywards program has surpassed 30 million members and continues to evolve to meet demands.

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Nearly 40,000 Australians Have Experienced Emirates’ Premium Economy

Almost 25% of the airline's worldwide premium economy traffic over the past year has been to and from Australia.

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Emirates Unveils New Bulgari Onboard Amenity Kits

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