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Emirates Airlines flies to over 100 destinations worldwide, including 22 points in Europe, and has received over 300 international awards. Since its launch in 1985, Emirates has become one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, with a fleet of aircraft which is currently one of the youngest in the sky. Search and Compare a range of Emirates Airfaresto find the best deals.
With their hub in Dubai, one of the world's most exciting and prosperous cities, Emirates offers great convenience for onward connections.
First Class passengers receive chauffeur-driven services* to and from the airport, additional baggage allowance, fast track check-in and access to the Emirates lounge. Onboard, simply lie back and relax in your complimentary sleeping suit and refresh yourself with an exclusive amenities kit in spacious surroundings. Private suites are available on selected routes, and the A380 offers first class passengers the use of the luxurious shower spa.
First Class passengers aboard Emirates enjoy superior personal comfort in elegant surroundings set in either a 1-2-1 or 2-2-2 configuration. Wide aisles and an airy, expansive environment with supremely comfortable sleeper seats mean that you should arrive at your destination refreshed and relaxed. Each seat extends to a fully flat seat. With everything taken care of, you can just sit back and relax.
Dine on demand in all First Class cabins from New Zealand. Passengers can order what they want, whenever they want, however they want it, at any time during the flight. Choose from a wide variety of tantalising appetisers, sumptuous main courses, light bites, sweet delights – and mix and match according to what you desire. And, you can wash it all down with your personal mini-bar, complete with a full range of complimentary drinks including cocktails, champagnes and vintage wines delivered to your seat, or mix and mingle with other passengers in the onboard lounge bar.
Whether you need a system for business or pleasure – it's all covered by Emirates. Experience your very own Information, Communication and Entertainment (ice) system with over 600 channels of on-demand entertainment to choose from on a personal 23 inch digital TV screen. Keep in touch with the ground with your in-seat satellite telephone, real time e-mail and text messaging, and in-seat laptop power supply.
Business Class passengers receive chauffeurdriven services* to and from the airport, additional baggage allowance and fast track check-in. They can also relax before their flight in the exclusive Emirates Lounge.
Set in a 2-3-2 or 2-2-2 configuration, each Business Class seat on Emirates is separated by wide aisles and range from spacious sleeperettes to lie-flat seats, depending on the aircraft. Seats include a relaxing five-zone massage system. Refresh yourself with an exclusive amenities kit, then just lie back, relax and let the hours dream away.
Breakfast onboard includes fruit juice, yoghurt, a choice of three hot breakfast dishes, pastries, bread and preserves, and tea and coffee. Lunch and dinner include a choice of hors d'oeuvres and entrees, five-course meals, hot and cold desert options, port and cheese selection, fresh fruit, tea & coffee and sweets. A complete range of complimentary drinks, including a choice of cocktails, champagne, liqueurs and vintage wines is available, and passengers can mix and mingle in the onboard lounge bar on the A380.
As with First Class, you can experience your very own award-winning Information, Communication and Entertainment (ice) system with over 600 channels of on-demand entertainment to choose from. Your personal 17 inch digital TV screen provides a crystal clear display on which to enjoy all the latest movies and entertainment, helping the hours fly by. Or, if you prefer to work, keep in touch with the ground with your in-seat satellite telephone, real time e-mail and text messaging, and in-seat laptop power supply.
Emirates Economy Class is designed to give you more space and more comfort, combined with great service, for an all-round better flight. Thoughtfully designed cabins provide room for each and every passenger, no matter where you're sitting. In-seat power and USB connection is available on selected services.
Experience comfortable contoured seats set in either a 2-4-2 or a 3-4-3 configuration. Each seat boasts lumbar support, an adjustable headrest and a personal seat-back entertainment system. And of course, every passenger enjoys the same high standard of service from the multilingual crew that is offered in all cabins.
Fresh ingredients and thoughtful preparation are the basis of all great meals, including the memorable ones served in Economy Class. Lunch and dinner include hors d'oeuvre, salad, a choice of two main courses, dessert, chocolates, tea and coffee, and liqueurs. Choose your beverage from the complimentary bar, including a choice of excellent red and white wines, apertifs, spirits and beers.
As with both First and Business Class onboard Emirates, Economy passengers also get to enjoy the award-winning Information, Communication and Entertainment (ice) system. With over 600 channels of on-demand entertainment to choose from on your personal digital TV screen, the hours will slip away. Plus, you can keep in touch with the ground with your in-seat satellite telephone, real time e-mail and text messaging, and laptop recharging facility available in the galley (in-seat power is available on selected services).
Clubs, lounges & alliances
Frequent travellers may join the award-winning frequent flyer program, Skywards, and earn miles with each Emirates flight they make. Skywards offers three tiers of membership–Blue, Silver and Gold. Membership is free of charge, and there are a wide range of partners with which to earn and spend your miles. Airline partners are: Continental Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airways, Korean Air, South African Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Blue. There are a wide variety of hotel, car rental and lifestyle partners also.
As a First or Business Class passenger, or a Skywards Gold member, you are welcome to unwind in world-class lounge facilities at selected destinations across the globe.
Emirates, although allied with key Star Alliance player United Airlines, is not a member of any notable worldwide alliances.
The last word
Emirates has been recognised many times over the years for the quality of their service.
Along with being one of the fastest growing airlines, Emirates also boasts one of the youngest and safest fleets in the sky. This includes the world's largest order of the brand new Airbus A380 super-jumbos. Their commitment to constantly innovate and improve is one of the many reasons why 17.5 million passengers chose to fly with Emirates last year.» Back to top