With backing up from Dubai's royal family, Emirates Airlines was conceived on March 1985 to provide independent services to passengers. It commenced operations on 25th October 1985 by flying from Dubai to Karachi with its first flight, flight EK600. The airline is based in Dubai, UAE. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is completely owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai.
As of 2007, it is the largest airline of Middle East as per the revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried. With about 3,400 flights every week, the airline serves to all major destinations across the world from its main hub at Dubai International Airport. In terms of passenger traffic, the airline ranks among the top 10 carriers of the world.
Emirates Airlines Top Flight RoutssFrom its main hub Dubai International Airport, Emirates Airlines serves to about 140 cities in 74 countries across 6 continents. In India, it serves to Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Kozhikode. Some of the popular European cities covered by the airline are London, Dublin, Geneva, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Birmingham, Brussels, Barcelona, Hamburg, Lisbon, Glasgow, Milan, Paris, Rome and many more. In Asian continent, the airlines flies to Osaka, Bangkok, Beijing, Colombo, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and a lot more. The airline also covers to various destinations of Africa, North & South Africa, and Middle East.
Checked baggage allowance in Emirates Airlines varies as per the cabin class you are traveling in. Checked baggage limit for Economy class passenger is 30 kg, for Business class passenger is 40 kg and for First class passenger is 50 kg. For North America, 2 bags of up to 23kg each in Economy Class, and 2 bags of up to 32kg each in First Class and Business Class allowed. For South America, 2 bags of up to 32kg each are allowed in all classes. Cabin baggage of 7 kg is allowed in each class.