Emirates launched flights to Delhi and Mumbai from Dubai in 1985. Currently, it flies to nine Indian destinations -- Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram -– with more than 170 weekly flights.
The new uber luxury suites have been designed and created in partnership with Boeing. Details of the interiors have been created along with major seat manufacturers Rockwell Collins, electronics leaders Panasonic, Jacques Pierre Jean Design Studio as well Teague, an industrial design team from Seattle.
United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority earlier this month determined there were no mechanical problems leading up to the incident. A spokesman for Boeing declined to comment on the lawsuit, noting the litigation is pending.
The partnership includes code-sharing, network collaboration, coordinated scheduling, and alignment of frequent flyer programmes. Both airlines will however continue to be managed independently. The partnership will be rolled out over the coming months.