Including 119 cabin crew a total of 230 Ethiopians are enjoying working for Emirates Group, which currently owns a total of 171 aircraft and 232 on order.
The airline has recruited cabin crews from 120 countries while serving exclusive menu to its passengers. Expanding its global network, Emirates, has announced its plan of launching four additional routes in the coming months of the year 2012.
From June to September 2012, the airline is planning to launch flights from Dubai to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, Spain’s Barcelona, Portugal’s Lisbon and Washington DC.
According to Abdalla Al Zamani, Emirates’ Office in Ethiopia Manager, other than the four destinations the airline has started seven new routes in 2012 to different cities of Latin and North America as well as Africa.
“We continue to invest in the future – our expanding network, new aircraft and service commitment,” he said. “Our aircraft order for 50 more Boeing 777s placed in November 2011 demonstrates this commitment to investing in our fleet and ultimately our growth.” The manager also noted that Emirates is the world’s largest airline operator of Boeing 777 aircraft operating every model of the Boeing 777 family.
He also indicated that Emirates is the world’s largest A380 customer and operator worldwide with 21 in operation and another 69 on order. The manager also stated that there has been neither oil money nor government guarantees for Emirates nor the Dubai government’s open skies policy has remained intact. “Emirates does not receive any protection or subsidy. Our profits are earned the old-fashioned way – by increasing revenues and keeping our costs under control,” he said.