Emirates Participating in ITB Berlin 2014
Wednesday, 05 March 2014
The Dubai based airline employs a total of 17,500 cabin crew, of which 7,400 are 42 countries in Europe, in Emirates received over 129,000 applications for cabin crew positions from Europe. Emirates will be exiting Emirates Holidays, Arabian Adventures, and recruitment.
BERLIN – Emirates, is participating in the international travel trade fair at ITB Berlin, the Dubai based airline has been exhibiting for almost 20 years at ITB Berlin, held from 5th to 9th March this year. 

Emirates since 1987 when it began operations to London Gatwick followed by Frankfurt, currently operates passenger and cargo services to 38 destinations in 21 countries in Europe and the Russian Federation.  

Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer said: "With more than 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries, the world literally converges at ITB Berlin.

“We are currently operating an average of 118 daily flights to and from Europe; and Germany is our second largest European market.  As international air services are one of the most important drivers of economic growth, we would also like to serve Stuttgart and the German capital Berlin.

"Emirates is proud to serve other prominent capital cities globally like Washington D.C, Beijing, Paris, London, Rome and Vienna and we hope to fly to future ITB Berlin events directly on Emirates as we truly believe in the region’s strong credentials as a profitable, but underserved, intercontinental market.”

In 2013 alone, Emirates carried over 6.3 million passengers from Europe to popular destinations like Bangkok, Colombo, Mauritius, Male in the Maldives and of course Dubai.   

Over the last year, Emirates added eight new destinations to its global network including two in Europe, and it received 23 aircraft, including 15 Airbus A380 aircraft. At the Dubai Airshow in November 2013, Emirates announced 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 $164 billion.

Emirates has 45 A380 aircraft in service and 95 on order with operations to 26 destinations, including 98 weekly services to nine destinations in Europe. The Munich route will become an all-A380 service from March 30, and Gatwick will also welcome an A380 on one of Emirates’ three daily flights the same day.

Emirates will also add a second A380 to the Moscow service, making it an all-A380 service by 1st August. Earlier this year, Zurich and Barcelona joined the Emirates A380 network.