(UAE). In 2007 the airline was the eighth-largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried, and fifth-largest in the world
in terms of scheduled international passenger-kilometres flown. It is also the ninth-largest in terms of scheduled freight tonne-kilometres flown (eighth
in scheduled international freight tonne-kilometres flown).. The airline ranks amongst the top 10 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue, and has become
the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried and is the eighth largest airline in Asia, in terms of
passengers carried. The airline operates over 3,710 passenger flights per week, to 91 destinations in 55 countries. Cargo activities are undertaken by the
Emirates Group's Emirates SkyCargo division. Its main base is Dubai International Airport. On 16 October 2008, Emirates moved all operations at Dubai
International Airport to Terminal 3, a new terminal dedicated exclusively to Emirates. Terminal 3 is over 1,500,000 m2 (370 acres), the single largest
terminal building in the world.
During the 2007/08 financial year, Emirates carried 21.2 million passengers. A total of 1.3 million tonnes of cargo was transported by Emirates Airline and
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight subsidiary of The Emirates Group.
Emirates is one of only five airlines to operate an all wide-body aircraft fleet. Emirates will have 122 Boeing 777s in its fleet by 2011 making it the
single largest aircraft type in fleet, and 58 Airbus A380s by 2012. The airline also hopes to have over 120 Airbus A350's in its fleet by 2016. The airline
expects to have over 200 aircraft in its fleet by 2013. Current orders suggest, that Emirates will have over 500 aircraft in their fleet by 2021.
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