Emirates will begin increasing its global operations again, kicking off with flights to Bali next month.
Emirates will be scaling up its operations this summer, bringing back flights to four destinations whilst increasing capacity on some of its more popular existing routes. As travel restrictions are being eased worldwide, demand for international flights is growing again, and airlines are starting to see business return to pre-Covid levels. Emirates’ new services are an encouraging sign of recovery.
Four new locations
Starting from 1 May, Emirates will be running five weekly flights to Bali, clearly looking to target the tourist market. The route will be served by a Boeing 777-300ER, with two options for seating classes. From 1 July, the frequency will be scaled up to a daily service.
Emirates is also ramping up their London service this year, starting 1 August with flights to London Stansted. This route will run five times a week at first, increasing to a daily service from 1 September. The flight will also be utilising the Boeing 777-300ER, but this time offering Emirates’ “Game Changer” first-class seating option. By October, the airline is planning to run 110 weekly UK flights, which will include Heathrow flights six times a day and twice-daily A380 service to Gatwick. Flights will also land in Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow at least once a day.
Additionally, there will be flights to Buenos Aires via Rio de Janeiro four times a week, starting 2 November this year, increasing to a daily service from 1 Feb 2023. The airline expects this route will be popular among tourists and business travellers alike.
Increased operations to Nigeria, Mauritius and Singapore
Emirates will be boosting its service to Lagos to 11 flights per week, starting 1 July, increasing to a double daily service from 1 September, marking a return to pre-pandemic capacity. The airline will also improve services to Abuja, offering five weekly flights from 1 May and a daily service from 1 September 2022. Emirates has also expressed an interest in Nigeria Air, the national carrier set to begin operations next year, which has the potential to increase connectivity in the West African nation. So keep your eyes peeled for developments in this market.
Additionally, Emirates will be increasing flights to Mauritius to nine weekly flights from 9 April and double daily from July. Passengers travelling these routes can also take advantage of their codeshare with Air Mauritius, increasing connectivity for customers of both airlines.
The carrier will also be doubling its passenger services to Singapore, from seven times weekly to 14 times weekly, starting 23 June.
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