In a statement released today, Emirates Airline has announced that it has already restored 90% of its network after what conspired was the unprecedented turn of events and the whole industry got affected by the devastating impacts of Covid-19. The airline also added that it is all set to return to 70% of its pre-pandemic capacity before the end of 2021. Emirates has been on a revival path for some time now and it has even reached to making profits as reported earlier.
A Boost in Airline’s Irish Network
The airline talked about how next month is going to be the best month for its Irish Operations since February of last year. The airline informed that flights from Dublin to Dubai and further east have been occupying at a faster rate than expected as Christmas is around the corner. Airline’s country manager for Ireland said that bookings for December have been brisk and that the airline is almost at full capacity for the whole month of December and right into January.
He further informed that it was a pretty common scenario before 2020 but now it is quite an extraordinary achievement for the airline after what conspired in the last two years and it will give the business of the airline in Ireland a boost and subsequently to the whole sector. He added that the future ahead in 2022 looks quite hopeful.
For Irish holidaymakers, two of the busiest destinations have been Maldives and Dubai and Dubai has been witnessing 70% of the total. A total of two flights ran from Dubai to Dublin at the beginning of the pandemic and now as the situation has improved, Emirates is running flights every day between the two destinations.
Earlier, When the whole world faced the devastating impact of Covid 19, Emirates found itself lucky enough to have solid cash reserves. Emirates also found funding from its owner during the time of crisis and support from the broader financial community when the unexpected turn of events devastated the whole aviation and travel industry. In order to support the airline on its journey of recovery, the owner has already injected around AED 2.5 billion (US$ 681 million) using an equity investment.
Talking about Emirates Airlines, the entity has been constantly focusing on improving its overall efficiency and minimising emission footprints to improve its customer experience. In light of this, the airline purchased 2 new A380s and retired 2 older aircraft from its fleet during the first half of 2021-22.