Emirates, the world's largest international airline and one of two flag carriers of the UAE, celebrated 35 years of operations in Bangladesh Wednesday. Since 1986, it has carried more than 10.4 million passengers to and from Dhaka, operating more than 19,300 round-trip flights, according to the airline. Emirates Country Manager Mohamed Alhammadi said: "We're thrilled to mark 35 years of operations in Bangladesh. It has been a remarkable journey and we thank our dedicated staff, customers, and local authorities for their support." "We look forward to continuing strengthening our long-standing partnership with the country and to flying our Bangladeshi customers safer and better on Emirates to Dubai and beyond." Read: COVID-19 vaccine distribution: Emirates joins with UNICEF Emirates is now the only international airline to serve Dhaka with first-class services, according to the UAE flag carrier. Passengers can enjoy seamless connectivity to more than 120 destinations within the airline's extensive network, via Dubai. From 2016 to date, Emirates SkyCargo – the airline's airfreight division – has carried close to 170,000 tonnes of cargo to and from the country, including the main export commodities of garments, leather and perishables.
Emirates is offering free hotel stay for two nights and complimentary 96-hour visas to visit Dubai for all those travelling via its home base en route to Europe, the United States of America and Africa.
Emirates airline has won gold in the ‘Airline of the Year 2019’ category at the gala award ceremony of Monitor Airline of the Year held recently at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka.