Emirates: Strong recovery and busy summer season in 2023

Emirates Airlines expressed optimism for the upcoming summer season of this year, in terms of the strong recovery movement that exists with full occupancy rates on a large number of flights within its global network, with the addition of 5 new Airbus 380A aircraft to the summer flight program, to serve more airlines in light of the continued momentum in demand for travel after the Corona pandemic.

Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates Airline, said travel demand continues to be strong, predicting that 2023 will be a year of strong recovery, exceeding the levels recorded in 2022, noting the strong demand for travel across the airline's network across six continents.

Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), during his participation in the Arabian Travel Market, which concluded in Dubai yesterday, Kazim said that the airline currently operates 85 Airbus 380A aircraft in its fleet, while the number rises to 90 aircraft at the peak of demand next summer, reaching 95 aircraft by the end of the current fiscal year, which ends next March.

He pointed out that the airline continues to operate its giant A380 aircraft to serve more routes across its global network, and operates 43 stations with Airbus 380A aircraft, increasing by the end of the year to 50 stations during the summer flight schedule, with the addition of 12 aircraft in premium economy that Emirates provided less than two years ago to increase to 29 aircraft during the summer period.

He said that the airline operates about 3080,440 departures on the network per week, i.e. more than 350 daily passenger flights within the global network (Emirates), revealing that the airline is currently considering adding more capacity to the North American market and other global markets such as China, in conjunction with the entry of more aircraft into service and also the receipt of the first aircraft of its order for the fleet of "Airbus 1", where the company currently operates 3.<> million seats per week.

The Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates Airline confirmed that work is underway to add 5 new points, namely London, Christchurch, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland, with the addition of San Francisco on the 15th of this month, Singapore on the first of June, and Houston in mid-June.

"Emirates is part of the UAE's sustainability initiatives as we increase our carbon footprint as passenger numbers grow, and earlier this year we operated a test flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel and recycled 500,000 kilograms of plastic and glass over the course of 2022, in order to work towards net zero carbon.

Emirates was once again named 'World's Best Airline' for the 10th consecutive year at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2023, and also won awards in three other categories: Best First Class, Best Economy Premium and Best First Class Lounge.

Emirates welcomed more than 16,300 visitors to its pavilion at Arabian Travel Market, held more than <> meetings with industry and trade partners and media representatives, and renewed partnerships with airlines and tourism entities across its global network.

On the sidelines of its successful participation in Arabian Travel Market 2023, Emirates also signed agreements with eight tourism entities: Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Moroccan National Tourist Office, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Seychelles Tourism, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA), Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Office and Zambia Tourism.