Information on Emirates
Emirates is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, as is wholly owned by the government of Dubai. Emirates currently travels to 93 destinations across 59 countries. The fleet has increased from 2 in 1985 to 106 in 2007. The main hub of the airline is Dubai International Airport, where it accounts for more than 50% of traffic.
On Emirates airlines, First, Business and Economy classes are available. First and Business class passengers can take advantage of a complimentary chauffeur service from selected airports. There are mileage limits for this service within the UK for Business class passengers, but not for those travelling First class. First and Business passengers may also use the Emirates lounges, offering business facilities, international newspapers and a full bar service. All classes offer inflight meals and entertainment.
Skywards is the frequent flyer programme run by Emirates and SriLankan airlines. Membership levels are Blue, Silver and Gold and points can be earned by flying with Emirates or SriLankan airlines and through purchases with travel and non-travel partners. All levels offer the opportunity to obtain free flights. Silver and Gold offer instant upgrade facilities, lounge access and extra baggage allowances. Skysurfers is the frequent flyer programme for children and offers the potential to earn free flights.
**source: www.emirates.com, 22/10/07.
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