Dubai: Emirates announced the resumption of 95 percent of its pre-pandemic network destinations. In order to keep up with the demand for development in the travel sector, the biggest international airline in the world has been expanding operations since the COVID outbreak.
The airline stated that it will begin flying a fourth flight between Bangkok and Dubai on 1st January 2023, improving connectivity between the two gateways and giving passengers additional choices.
The increased frequency will help meet the growing demand for international travel to and from Bangkok as Thailand’s travel and tourist industry experiences a rapid rebound. The airline’s flagship Airbus A380 will fly the additional Emirates service.
It has scaled up its UK operations as well to meet sustained demand ahead of the holiday rush. Currently serves the UK with 119 weekly flights across seven hubs including six times daily to London Heathrow, three times daily to London Gatwick, a daily service to London Stansted, three times daily to Manchester, a double daily service to Birmingham, daily flights to Newcastle, and a daily service to Glasgow.
The airline hopes to have all of its116 A380 back in service by the end of next year after grounding the majority of them at the peak of the pandemic.
The airline’s recovery is fuelled by increased travel demands both from domestic and international passengers. ‘Revenge tourism’ which started late last year or earlier this year, continues in some markets and bolstering the industry, as per the report.
Additionally, according to travel agents, both leisure and business travel are expected to be fairly robust in the first quarter of 2023. Emirates’ extensive network spans to 130 destinations, across six continents. Emirates’ home and hub, Dubai, remains a very popular holiday and stopover destination.