Emirates Airline is based in the United Arab Emirates and is owned by the Emirates Group. The Group consists of two key divisions - Emirates International Airline and Dnata.
Emirates Airline's main activity is the provision of commercial air transportations services. The division includes Emirates SkyCargo which provides air freight and logistics services worldwide. Dnata provides combined air services including: ground handling, cargo, travel and flight catering.
Emirates Airline's main base is Dubai International Airport. The airline, often referred to as Emirates, was established in May 1985 by the Dubai government, who is also the sole owner of the company.In 2012 the company had revenues of AED77.54bn.