QUIZ: The ultimate Emirates Airline history test!

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It might not be the oldest airline around, but it's certainly one of the world's most famous. Test your knowledge of the history of Emirates in our special Key Aero quiz!


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Question 1 of 10

1. Which legendary aviation figure was the first CEO of Emirates Airline?

Sir Maurice Flanagan
Keith Williams
Sir Tim Clark
James Hogan

Question 2 of 10

2. Which two cities were the first to be added to the Emirates route map?

Mumbai and Muscat
Jeddah and Islamabad
Cairo and Delhi
Karachi and Mumbai

Question 3 of 10

3. Which carrier wet-leased aircraft to Emirates to facilitate its first services?

British Airways
Pakistan International Airlines
Gulf Air

Question 4 of 10

4. What was the first Emirates-owned aircraft in its fleet?

Airbus A300
Airbus A310
Boeing 757
Boeing 767

Question 5 of 10

5. In 1987, Emirates added what city to its network, its first in Western Europe?


Question 6 of 10

6. In what year did the airline place its first Boeing 777 order?


Question 7 of 10

7. What technological breakthrough did Emirates roll-out in 1994?

An inflight fax facility
Check-in via telephone
Desktop PCs available onboard
Pagers for cabin crew

Question 8 of 10

8. By the 1999/2000 financial year, how many aircraft were in the Emirates fleet?


Question 9 of 10

9. Which UK airport was the first to be served by the carrier on a scheduled basis?

London Heathrow
London Gatwick

Question 10 of 10

10. How many confirmed orders did Emirates initially place for the A380?

Seven (+ five options)
11 (+ ten options)
25 (+ 25 options)
40 (+ eight options)

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