(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) "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 Shaikh Majid Al Mualla, Emirates divisional senior vice-president commercial operations centre.
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.
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.