Emirates, recently named the most valuable global airline brand, returns to the world’s leading travel trade fair at ITB Berlin, once again signaling its commitment to the European travel and aviation market with its largest trade show presence outside of the airline’s Dubai base.
Emirates has been exhibiting for almost 20 years at ITB Berlin, which is being held from 5th to 9th March this year. The airline has been a part of European skies, cities and communities since 1987. Emirates currently operates passenger and cargo services to 38 destinations in 21 countries in Europe and the Russian Federation.
"With more than 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries, the world literally converges at ITB Berlin.
For Emirates, a global connector of people and places, the event is a perfect platform for us to demonstrate our product and services and share ideas with new and existing trade partners, customers and industry stakeholders. We are currently operating an average of 118 daily flights to and from Europe. Emirates is serving other prominent capital cities globally like Washington, Beijing, Paris, London, Rome and Vienna”, said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
In 2013 alone, Emirates carried over 6.3 million passengers from Europe to popular destinations like Bangkok, Colombo, Mauritius, the Maldives and Dubai.
Over the last year, Emirates added eight new destinations to its global network, and it received 23 aircraft, including 15 Airbus A380s. At the Dubai Airshow in November 2013, Emirates announced the largest-ever aircraft order in civil aviation with an order for 150 Boeing 777X and 50 Airbus A380 aircraft. These latest orders bring Emirates’ total firm order book to current 377 aircraft at a total estimated value of over US$ 164 billion.
Emirates was the first airline to order the European Airbus A380 and currently has 45 in service and 95 on order, more than any other airline by far. The Emirates A380 fleet is connecting people and cargo through its current operations to 26 destinations worldwide, including 98 weekly services to nine destinations in Europe.
As part of the airline’s international team of 17,500 cabin crew, Emirates employs almost 7,400 Cabin Crew members from 42 countries in Europe, including Cyprus, speaking over 28 European languages. Throughout the last year, Emirates received over 129,000 applications for cabin crew positions from Europe.
In addition to destinations, amenities and services onboard, visitors to Emirates ITB Berlin stand will be able to find the latest information on the company’s businesses and initiatives including Emirates Holidays, Arabian Adventures, and Recruitment. Emirates launched a new interactive game at its ITB stand this year with a digital onsite competition. The ‘Emirates 60 Second Challenge’ will engage and educate visitors on the airline’s latest developments, trivia and interesting facts. Emirates is also showcasing its premium A380 experience where visitors can see replicas of the iconic Emirates’ A380 Onboard Shower Spa and Onboard Lounge, and sample the industry-leading Emirates' First Class Suites.
Emirates operates four scheduled flights weekly from Larnaka to Dubai: every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. On these days in the morning, EK 107 arrives from Dubai while in the afternoon EK108 arrives from Malta on its flight back to Dubai.
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