Emirates reinforces its commitment to Europe at ITB Berlin 2014
Emirates, recently named the most valuable global airline brand, returned 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 this weekend (5-9 March). 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.
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 Malta, 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 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 daily scheduled flights from Malta to Dubai. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays Emirates flies via Larnaka, Cyprus, while on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, the airline operates direct flights from Dubai to Malta and return flights fly via Tripoli.