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About the airline
Founded in early 1985 and based in Dubai, UAE, Fly Emirates is a leading global airline. Wholly owned by the Government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation, the company is the largest airline in the Middle East. It operates over 3,500 scheduled passenger flights per week from its primary air hub at Dubai International Airport.
As of the beginning of 2017, the airline flies to over 150 cities and 74 countries across 6 continents. It was recently voted to be the Best Airline in the World 2017 during the annual TripAdvisor votes based airline rating survey.
Fly Emirates counts Emirates SkyCargo, Holidays, Tours and Arabian Adventures among its subsidiaries.
It flies under the slogan “Fly Emirates. From Dubai to destinations around the world. Hello Tomorrow.” This brand positioning has shifted from the “So be good to yourself, Fly Emirates” angle employed during the Nineties. In between then and the latest iteration, the airline also ran major advertising campaigns under the slogan “Fly Emirates. Keep Discovering.”
Fly Emirates currently flies to around 152 key cities around the world from its hub in Dubai. Its route footprint
in South and Southeastern Asia is exceptionally strong. Key target destinations include Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa, Barcelona and Madrid in Spain, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney in Australia, Brussels in Belgium and Toronto in Canada. Additional Eastern destinations include Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing in China, Zagreb in Croatia, Prague in the Czech Republic as well as Paris and Nice in France and Munich and Dusseldorf in Germany.
The airline sponsors Cricket Australia, and used to be a sponsor of FIFA and the FIFA World Cup. They withdrew their sponsorship support in early 2015, when allegations of mass corruption within the organization became evident.
Fly Emirates offer passengers a choice between 3 cabin classes:
• First Class: The Fly Emirates First Class offering includes a choice between full suites with doors, or flatbed SkyCruiser seats. The full suite features closing doors for privacy, a mini bar, as well as a coat rack and storage space. Entertainment comes in the form of a state of the art 2
• Business Class: Business class is available on the Boeing 777-200LRs, Boeing 777-300s and Boeing 777-300ERs. Amenities include an in-seat massage function, privacy partitions, adjustable winged headrests, USB Ports , over 550 channels of entertainment and a 17 inch high resolution screen.
• Economy Class: Economy Class features include adjustable headrests, over 500 in-flight entertainment channels and in-seat laptop power-outlets on the airline’s more modern aircraft types.
As of the beginning of 2017, Fly Emirates has codesharing agreements in place with Air Mauritius, South African Airways, Air Malta, ASL Airlines Belgium, Bangkok Airways, Flybe, Jet Airways, JetBlue, Korean Air, Malaysia Airways, Oman Air, Qantas, Thai Airways and TAP Portugal, among others.
The 2017 Fleet
Fly Emirates boasts the largest fleet of Airbus A380-800s in the world. As of the beginning of 2017, the airline has over 90 A380-800s in services, with the rest of their fleet consisting of a mix of 10 Boeing 777-200LRs, 10 Boeing 777-300s and 131 Boeing 777-300ERs. The airline’s total fleet amounts to 245 aircraft, with an additional 220 on order for delivery in 2017 and beyond.
Economy Class passengers are allowed up to 35kg of luggage depending on their fare class. Business Class passengers are allowed up to 40kg, and First Class passengers up to 50kg worth of luggage.
Contacting Fly Emirates in Nigeria
Address: 4th Floor, ChurchGate Building
Plot PC 30, Afribank Street
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: +234 1 271 7600
Web: www.emirates.com/ng – NOT www.flyemirates.com or www.emiratesair.com
Booking your own Fly Emirates flights online
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