Emirates is based in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
2009 fleet update
In november 2005 during the Dubai airshow Emirates placed an order for 24 Boeing 777-300ERs, 10 777-200LR Worldliners and 8 777 Freighters.
In 2005 Emirates was using nine Airbus 340-500s and eight A340-300s. In september 2005 Emirates signed a USD $119.5 million financing agreement for the last aircraft of the 10 Airbus A340-500s they ordered. The attractive financing of the A340-500 programme, which raised USD $1.1 billion for Emirates over the last two years, came from well diversified sources with 29 per cent from European banks with export credit support.
In 2005 Emirates used a fleet of 29 Boeing 777, of which several were leased from ILFC
(12 Boeing 777-300s, 9 Boeing 777-200s and 5 Boeing 777-300ERs). They still had one Airbus
A310, one Airbus A310F and used six Boeing 747 freighters. In 2005 they were still using
the 29 Airbus A330-200 they mostly owned.
In 2004 Emirates was using 29 Airbus A330-200 and 21 Boeing 777 aircraft. They also have one Airbus A310 and four Boeing 747 freighters. The first of 28 ultra-long range Airbus 340 series aircraft joined the Emirates fleet. Emirates has a huge order of 45 Airbus A380 airplanes. They also have plans for an additional 26 Boeing 777.
In 2004 Emirates was flying between Dubai and Europe (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Paris, Nice, Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Rome, Milan, Athens, Moscow), Africa (Johannesburg, Cairo, Nairobi, Lagos), Oceania (Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Auckland, Brisbane) and Asia (Istanbul, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Karachi, Mumbai, Delhi, Lahore, Chennai).