Emirates is a Dubai-based airline and is the subsidiary of the Emirates Group. The group is owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai. Pakistan International Airlines played a large role in establishing the Emirates airline by providing technical and administrative assistance to the new carrier as well as leasing a new Boeing 737-300 and an Airbus A300B4-200 Emirates was founded in 1985 and the airline was headed by Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. On 25th October 1985, Emirates commenced operations out of Dubai with just two aircrafts: the leased Boeing 737 and an Airbus 300 B4. Emirates is the largest airline operator in the Middle East and has more than 3,600 flights per week. In October 2008, Emirates moved all operations at Dubai International Airport to Terminal 3. The airline's main hub is at Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 and it operates its scheduled flights to more than 140 cities in 81 countries across six continents.
Emirates Airlines has a mixed fleet of Boeing & Airbus wide body aircrafts. Emirates has the world's largest fleets of the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A380. Traveling classes of the airline include first class, business class, and economy. Emirates provides in-flight entertainment in its aircraft's and offers special meal options in all classes, dietary restrictions, based on age, preference and religious observance. The airline's cargo activities are undertaken by Emirates SkyCargo.