📩 22/06/2021 15:16
Emirates ramps up operations and expands service network to meet growing demand for leisure travel throughout the summer as passenger entry restrictions ease
The airline is gradually and safely rebuilding its network and developing strategies to optimize its presence in key markets to serve travelers visiting friends and relatives, as well as leisure and growing business travel demand. Emirates currently serves 115 global destinations. By the end of July, it will have regained close to 124% of its pre-pandemic flight network, with 880 flights per week to 90 cities.
The airline will resume service to seven more cities in July: Venice on 1 July; Phuket, Nice, Orlando and Mexico City on July 2; Lyon on 9 July and Malta on 14 July. Emirates will also begin flights to Miami, Florida's second largest city and one of the world's most popular holiday destinations, from July 22.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates, said: “Based on Emirates' commitment to keeping Dubai, businesses and communities worldwide connected, together with a range of authorities and stakeholders, we will continue to build our network and further We are working hard to provide secure access to the point. We are encouraged by the fact that many countries have recently started a new page and reopened their doors to international visitors, and we are seeing signs of demand wherever restrictions are eased. “Emirates quickly matches flight services, identifies opportunities to expand our reach, and offers best-in-class service, more convenience and more choice, giving passengers more opportunities to safely get where they want to go this summer.”
More flights to top destinations
Across its network, the airline will create new travel opportunities, increase capacity and expand its schedules during the summer season, thus offering passengers more popular destinations, choices and convenience when planning their long-awaited vacation.
Emirates will add flights to 12 more cities in Europe, Africa and North America as more destinations open and quarantine-free travel is offered to international visitors. Emirates destinations with improved fares for July and August include: German cities Munich, Düsseldorf and Hamburg; Zurich; Vienna; Prague; Madrid; Stockholm; Brussels; Lisbon; Chicago and Tunisia. The airline currently flies to more than 20 cities in Europe from popular non-quarantined holiday destinations in 30 countries, including Greece, Spain, Italy, France and Malta.
In the United States, Emirates will continue to expand its presence, with rapid vaccination and the opening of air travel. With the addition of Miami to its network in July, Emirates offers more than 12 seats in 26.000 locations including Boston, Chicago, New York (JFK and Newark), Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC and Orlando. It will operate more than 70 weekly flights to The airline is also developing transatlantic flights Milan-New York and Athens-Newark to meet high passenger volumes and high demand for premium cabins.
Extended A380 network for the summer season
Emirates will also expand its A380 network this summer and fly its flagship to 129 cities on 15 flights per week. In the summer, the airline plans to put more than 151 A777s into operation to expand its fleet of 30-strong Boeing 380s. The Emirates A380 experience remains the most sought after by passengers wishing to travel with the Emirates A380, due to its unique products, spaciousness, quietness and unmatched comfort levels.
Emirates will fly A380s to the following cities during the summer season: Cairo, Jeddah, Amman, Guangzhou, London Heathrow, Manchester, Frankfurt, Vienna, Paris, Munich, Moscow, New York JFK, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Toronto. The use of the A380s also demonstrates how important this aircraft is to Emirates' recovery and growth strategy. The A380s will enable efficient use of capacity at high-demand destinations, while enabling Emirates to deliver the A380 exclusive experience to more passengers, helping the airline maintain its leadership position in key cities in its network.
When traveling this summer, Emirates passengers can rest assured that their health and safety remains a top priority, thanks to rigorous health and safety measures. When flying from Dubai, passengers can take advantage of contactless technology at nearly every step of their journey as an added safety measure. The airline will also increase its digital verification systems, giving its passengers more opportunities to redeem their IATA Travel Pass this summer, and passengers flying from Dubai will have their Covid-19-related medical records on paper as part of the airline's link with Dubai Health Authority. can verify without using it.