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Emirates Takes Flight with 31% Capacity Boost & Exciting New Routes

EmiratesEmirates Airlines announced a 31% increase in total ASKMs (Available Seat Kilometers) since the start of its financial year and plans to further boost seat capacity in its northern summer schedule starting March 26, 2023. The airline has executed rapid growth of its network operations by reintroducing services to five cities, launching flights to one new destination (Tel Aviv), adding 251 weekly flights onto existing routes, and continuing the roll-out of service enhancements in the air and on the ground.

According to Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, “Emirates continues to expand its global network and deploy its capacity to meet travel demand across the world. Our financial year started relatively quietly as we held back our ramp up until the planned northern runway rehabilitation program at Dubai International airport was completed in June. From July 2022 onwards, it’s been non-stop expansion.”

Kazim added, “Customer demand has been very strong, and our forward bookings are also robust. Emirates is working hard on several fronts – to bring back operating capacity as quickly as the ecosystem can manage, while also upgrading our fleet and product to ensure our customers always enjoy the best possible Emirates experience. So far, four of our A380 aircraft have been completely refurbished with our new cabin interiors and Premium Economy seats, and more will enter service as our US$2 billion cabin and service enhancement program picks up pace.”

In the coming months, established routes to Europe, Australia, and Africa will be served with more Emirates flights, while in East Asia, more cities are seeing route restarts. Emirates continues to scale up its A380 operations with the reintroduction of the iconic double-decker across its network.

Emirates plans to restore its non-stop flights to Australia fully. From May 1, 2023, flights to Sydney will be fully restored, Melbourne will be restored from March 26, and Brisbane will be restored from June 1. Emirates will also add an additional daily service to Brisbane starting June 1, bringing Emirates to 14 flights per week to Brisbane.

In Europe, Emirates will increase the number of weekly flights from Amsterdam, Athens, Bologna, Budapest, and Venice. The airline will also start its second daily service to London Stansted, increasing Emirates’ London operations to 11 daily flights – including six times daily to London Heathrow and three times daily to Gatwick. Furthermore, Emirates will add a daily seasonal service to Athens to serve summer demand between June 1 and September 30.

In Africa, Emirates will increase the number of weekly flights to Cairo, Dar es Salam, and Entebbe. In East Asia, Emirates will add a fifth daily service to Bangkok and a third daily service to Kuala Lumpur. Additionally, Emirates will resume services to Tokyo Haneda with daily flights on April 2, taking Emirates’ Japan operations to 21 daily flights, including a daily A380 service to Tokyo-Narita and a daily Boeing 777 service to Osaka.

As Emirates Airlines expands its operations, it also prioritizes the safety and well-being of its customers, staff, and the communities it serves. Emirates continues to adhere to the highest standards of safety and cleanliness, including stringent sanitation protocols, providing masks and gloves to its staff, and encouraging all customers to wear masks and practice social distancing while on board.

Emirates’ efforts to expand its operations demonstrate its commitment to providing customers with the highest quality of service while meeting the growing demand for air travel worldwide. With its strategic expansion plans and emphasis on safety, Emirates Airlines continues to lead the aviation industry in providing an exceptional travel experience.




Written by: Stephen Morton







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