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Emirates flies to more than 120 destinations in over 70 countries and has been fundamental in establishing Dubai as the Middle East’s commercial centre and aviation hub. It operates more than 1,200 flights per week across six continents from its base at Dubai International airport.


Emirates was launched in 1985 with two leased aircraft from a rudimentary airport. Its phenomenal growth is reflected in the 170-plus aircraft in its rapidly expanding fleet – a mix of the latest wide-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft - as well as Dubai’s state-of-the-art Emirates Terminal 3, which is used solely for the airline's flights.


Its fleet is one of the youngest in the skies, with an average age of under 80 months, and this figure will fall further as it takes delivery of the 200-plus aircraft it has on order, worth almost $84 billion at list price. Emirates is the largest A380 operator, with 20-plus in the air and over 60 still to be delivered.








APICCAPS – Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association.


 The Association of Portuguese Manufacturers of Footwear, Components, Leather Goods and Associated Articles is a national business association based in Porto. Founded in 1975, it represents the following sectors of activity: manufacture and sales of footwear; the footwear components industry; the leather goods industry (bags, handbags, gloves, belts, etc.) and production and sale of equip - ment for the above-mentioned sectors.


The aim of APICCAPS is to promote the sustainable development of those sectors and companies that it represents. APICCAPS is highly active in supporting and promoting the growing internationalization of Portuguese companies.  APICCAPS promotes a Portuguese presence in approximately 80 foreign trade fairs per year, regularly organizes tradeseeking business missions and organizes promotional campaigns for Portuguese footwear in foreign markets

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