Emirates says ‘Namaste India’ on the Nation’s 65th Republic Day

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, joins Indians around the world in celebrating the 65th Republic day of India which was marked on January 26, 2014. To mark this special occasion, Emirates has also launched celebratory fares for travellers in India to a number of exciting destinations across its European, African and South American network, according to a company statement.  Starting today until 26th January, return fares begin from Rs 41,867 in Economy Class and Rs 114,649 in Business Class for travel up to 10th April 2014, available via emirates.com/in or your preferred travel agent.

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Emirates’ multi-national Cabin Crew says “ Namaste India” from an Emirates A380 on board lounge.
“Since the launch of our first flights to Bombay and Delhi in 1985, Emirates has been fully committed to the Indian market and has carried over 19 million passengers to its global destinations across the network”, said Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, Emirates’ Vice President, India and Nepal. We will work hard to continue providing Indian travellers with the best possible service, to be the airline connector of choice and to hopefully expand our flights to and from India”.
The airline currently employs more than 12,500 Indian nationals in a variety of roles across the Emirates Group, including 69 pilots and 882 Cabin Crew.  The cabin crew members who starred in the video were selected for their proficiency in Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Kashmiri, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil and Bengali. Their Indian language abilities complement Emirates’ global mix on-board where crew converse with customers in over 55 languages.
Passengers across all Emirates cabins can enjoy up to 1,600 channels of the latest movies, with a large selection of Indian movies and dedicated TV channels in all Indian languages as well as music featuring today’s most popular Indian artists. The inflight experience also includes Indian dining menus offering a different regional menu on each Indian route.
Since 1985, Emirates SkyCargo has been supporting the Indian economy, by providing efficient and cost-effective connections to six continents for exports and imports. Recognising the importance of the pharmaceutical industry in India, Emirates was one of the first airlines to offer special cool chain solutions in India which is designed to transport temperature-sensitive commodities such as pharmaceuticals, vaccines and perishable goods.
The airline carries over 1,400 tonnes of weekly cargo combined from Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. Additionally, it operates two weekly freighters with a capacity of over 200 tonnes payload on the Dubai–Mumbai-Dubai route as well as the Dubai-Chennai-Hong Kong–Dubai route. Overall, Emirates carries more than 3,000 tonnes of cargo from India to various points across the world every week.
Emirates currently serves 10 destinations in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Bangalore and Kochi.Emirates was founded as an airline in 1985. It now flies to 141 destinations in 80 countries across six continents, providing air services that enable trade and travel to its home base in Dubai and beyond. Emirates also connects millions of people on the ground each year through its other operations including Emirates Holidays, its destination marketing arm, and tour operator Arabian Adventures.  Seamless trade connections are supported through Emirates SkyCargo, its cargo division.
A multinational and multicultural employer with over 160 nationalities working together, Emirates is committed to connecting people around the globe, and helping them to discover, enjoy and share new experiences together.  This commitment is reflected in its wide portfolio of international sports and cultural sponsorships.

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