Since its launch in March 2005, Emirates Korea has played the role of connecting Korea and Dubai by providing non-stop flight services. Since its inception, Emirates Korea has contributed to Koreans’ shift in focus from the U.S., Europe, and Southeast Asia to the Middle East and Africa, thereby expanding their cultural horizons.
The first among many airlines in Northeast Asia, Emirates started to introduce Airbus’s A380 to passengers using an Inchoen-Dubai route seven times a week starting in December 2009. Testifying to its fame as a “Hotel in Heaven,” the A380 turned out to be so popular that the seat occupancy rates stay at 85 percent on average.
Dubai is the city where the Emirates is headquartered. Dubai has a traditional middle eastern desert city character, along with cutting-edge technological advancements. Departing everyday at 11:50 p.m., the flight from Incheon to Dubai attracts not only passengers leaving for Dubai, but passengers bound for many diverse destinations, via the Emirates’ extensive global network.
The Emirates currently has 246 aircraft that fly to 150 cities of 80 countries around the world. All models consists of wide-bodies with 6-7 years of flying.
Emirates boasts onboard cabin shower spas and a lounge bar. It also provides a variety of innovative premium services such as chauffeur drivers. In order to provide premium in-flight services for Korean passengers, in addition to expanding in-flight entertainment video services for Korean customers, Emirates has developed new meal menus reflecting Korean tastes, and has hired more Korean personnel.
Meanwhile, Emirates is striving to increase the number of flights and routes. To increase its transport capacity, Emirates has increased the number of flights from 14 times a week to 21. Overall, Emirates operates with the goal of making Dubai a hub connecting cities and people all around the world.
On the cargo front, Emirates SkyCargo daily transports on average 13 tons of cargo from Korea. The transported items mainly consist of mobile phones, high-tech IT products, computers, household appliances and vehicle parts. Emirates is presently known to be well positioned to rise as a leading air cargo carrier, keeping up with the ever-rising demand for air cargo transportation services.
Fiscal performances in recent years indicates reliable and continuous growth trends. The sales and revenue of the fiscal year of 2014-2015 recorded $24.2 billion won and $1.2 billion won, respectively. The aircraft that the Emirates possesses consist of 246 large-sized aircraft made by Airbus and Boeing in total, including 15 freighters. In order to provide better and safer services, Emirates plans to invest more than 135 billion dollars and buy more than 260 aircraft. The company also said that it will hire crews with 130 different nationalities to provide the best services possible.
Emirates has maintained close working relationships with Korean Airlines, especially via code-sharing. Emirates also has formed numerous partnerships with large Korean conglomerates and cargo logistics companies in Korea.
About Jang Jun-mo, the Country Manager
Country manager Jang Jun-mo was named as a new country manager for Emirates in February 2014. For the past 25 years prior to joining Emirates Korea, Jang has been involved in the aviation industry. Jang joined Cathay Pacific in 1989, worked through various departments and left an excellent track record there. In 1998, Jang was a general manager of the sales department, and then in 2000, he was promoted to the director of the personnel department and worked until he was promoted to the director of the sales department in 2004. The following year, he was promoted to deputy director of the marketing department.
He was born in 1962, and graduated from Yonsei University with a degree in Administration in 1989. Later, he earned an MBA from Sogang University.