Emirates, owned by the Dubai government, was founded 30 years ago. Since then it has become the world’s biggest international carrier (and seventh largest in terms of revenue) and boasts a vast dedicated terminal at Dubai International airport.
Close to two million people visit Dubai on business-related activity annually, though millions more – like me – will only see the airport, to catch a connecting flight. Favourable geography – the airport sits within eight hours flying time of two-thirds of the world’s population – goes some way to explain how Dubai was able to knock Heathrow from its position as the world’s busiest airport in late 2014 with almost 69 million passengers passing through that year.
Comfortable seat with a large seatback storage pouch, adjustable headrest, good recline and a foldable tray with separate cup holder.