Emirates Profit for the First Half of 2022-23 Reached New High

By 30 September, the airline was operating passenger and cargo services to 140 airports, utilising its entire Boeing 777 fleet and 73 A380s.


  • Revenue up 131% to AED 50.1 billion (US$ 13.7 billion)
  • Profit of AED 4.0 billion (US$ 1.1 billion)
  • AED 5.8 billion (US$ 1.6 billion) loss for the same period

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Emirates Profit
Emirates, a prominent global airline, just announced financial results for the first half of FY23. The revenue increased 131% to AED 50.1 billion, and the profit of AED 4.0 billion compared to AED 5.8 billion loss for the same period last year.

Emirates Continued to Restore Network

Emirates has continued to prioritize the restoration of its global passenger network and connections via its Dubai hub, resuming services and adding flights to meet customer demand across markets.

Emirates took delivery of two new Boeing 777 freighters and returned one older freighter from its fleet during the first six months of 2022-23, as part of its long-standing strategy to reduce emissions and operate modern, efficient aircraft. With new passenger aircraft not expected until 2024, Emirates launched a multibillion-dollar programme this month to retrofit 120 aircraft with the latest cabin interiors and products. Emirates intends to launch its Premium Economy product on five additional routes before the end of 2022-23, as more aircraft outfitted with these popular seats are added to its retrofit programme.

Read More: Emirates Adds Five Boeing 777 Freighters to Its Cargo Fleet

Overall capacity

Between 1 April and 30 September 2022, Emirates carried 20.0 million passengers, an increase of 228% over the same period last year. Emirates Sky cargo lifted 936,000 tonnes in the first six months of the year, a 14% decrease from the same period last year, as the airline shifted capacity back to passenger operations from its "mini-freighters."

Read More: United and Emirates New Agreement to Benefit Growing Travel Demand

Emirates profit

Emirates profit for the first half of 2022-23 reached a new high of AED 4.0 billion , compared to a loss of AED 5.8 billion the previous year. The airline's strong turnaround performance is driven by high passenger demand for international travel across markets, and it demonstrates the airline's ability to plan ahead to meet demand, activate capacity, and attract customers with its high-quality products and value proposition.

Emirates' operating costs increased by 73% against a 40% increase in overall capacity, primarily due to a significant increase in fuel costs, which more than tripled compared to the same period last year. This was primarily due to a 65% increase in fuel due to increased flight operations, as well as a doubling of average oil prices during this time period.

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