One of the largest long-haul airlines’ Emirates has announced new flights for the summer holidays.
Due to high passenger demand, Emirates will increase the number of flights for the summer holidays. The airline will expand some of its previous routes and launch routes to new cities.
Expanding Global Network
In the past few months, Emirates has continued expanding its global flight network. They have launched flights to Tel Aviv and added 251 weekly flights onto existing routes.
The airline said it had boosted operations by 31% (total ASKs) since the start of its financial year and has further plans to increase seat capacity in its latest published northern summer schedule, which will start on 26 March 2023.
Available Seat Kilometres (ASKs) is a measure of passenger carrying capacity. It is equal to the number of seats available multiplied by the number of miles or kilometres travelled by the airline.
Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Emirates continues to expand its global network and deploy its capacity to meet travel demand worldwide.
“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 nonstop expansion.”
Passenger Demand is Strong
Many airlines have struggled due to the pandemic and the decline in passenger numbers.
The good news is that the aviation industry seems to be recovering, and passenger numbers will increase with flights for the summer holidays.
Emirates reported that in 2021, 19.6 million passengers flew with the airline. The airline also reported over 500,000 travellers using the 22 self-service check-in kiosks and 38 baggage drop facilities in Dubai Terminal 3.
Mr 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, 4 of our A380 aircraft have been completely refurbished with our new cabin interiors and Premium Economy seats. More will enter service as our US$2 billion cabin and service enhancement program picks up pace.”
New Routes Expansion Launched
Some of the new expanded routes include Europe, with five weekly flights to Bologna. This will turn into a daily service starting on 01 May 2023.
The airline will begin offering a daily service to Athens and Greece on the 01 June.
Melbourne and Sydney will increase their daily services to three flights per day each in early summer 2023.
Emirates’ nonstop Australia flights will return to pre-pandemic levels to Sydney from 01 May, Melbourne from 26 March, and Brisbane on 01 June.
In Asia, Hong Kong will see a nonstop daily flight added to its schedule, adding to its daily Dubai to Bangkok to Hong Kong operation.
Emirates operates in more than 150 cities in 80 countries across six continents. You can book tickets on one of their summer schedules here.
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