malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 14:30 am

Emirates expects to fly 70pc of normal capacity by winter, CCO says

Emirates expects to fly 70pc of normal capacity by winter, CCO says
DUBAI, May 4 — Emirates plans to operate around 70 per cent of its normal capacity this winter thanks to an expected increase in international travel as countries ease coronavirus restrictions and reopen borders. Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline before the pandemic, has been...

Emirates Airlines Airbus A380-800 plane approaches for landing at Dubai Airports in Dubai, United Arab Emirates December 26, 2018.DUBAI, May 4 — Emirates plans to operate around 70 per cent of its normal capacity this winter thanks to an expected increase in international travel as countries ease coronavirus restrictions and reopen borders.The restoration of capacity largely depends on countries easing coronavirus restrictions and whether they permit international travel.It is currently operating to around 120 destinations, though capacity remains limited due to the continued grounding of most of the airline’s 118 Airbus A380 superjumbos.

Kazim said the airline expects to operate around 30 to 40 Airbus A380s over the summer, more than what it is currently operating.Dubai’s Emirates does not have a domestic market that can cushion against international border closures.

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