Up Were We Belong
Review the key moments in our airline’s history and how we grew from modest beginnings to become a global aviation player recognised for our industry-leading products and services. In 1984, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, then UAE Minister of Defence and a member of Dubai’s progressive royal family, asked Sir Maurice Flanagan, then managing director of dnata, to look into starting an airline.
By December that year, a comprehensive business plan was ready, and the name “Emirates” was chosen for the new airline.
What makes us special?
Emirates named the largest international airline
Emirates remains the largest international airline as the industry recovers from the COVID‑19 pandemic, carrying 15.8 million passengers in 2020.
Callsigns Prefixes used by vEmirates Airline:
Very nice livery. You can find the link if you google vUAE.