The aviation sector registers a strong recovery in the post-pandemic period; Airlines add more than 110,000 seats to Dubai routes in November to boost flow of FIFA fans
Emirates Airline expects to reach 100% capacity and network next year as the aviation sector continues to recover at an exponential rate in the post-pandemic period.
“We managed to return almost 80% of the capacity to where it was before Covid and we also managed to recover almost 95% of our network. We will continue to deploy more aircraft on the network,” said Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer Emirates, Emirates.
Kazim was speaking to Khaleej Times on the sidelines of the Dubai-based airline’s first retail store experience ‘Emirates World’ where customers can shop for their travel merchandise and accessories as well as enjoy a virtual experience of the products on board the airline before purchasing them in the store.
“We’re looking to get to 100% capacity and network level by the end of next year. We’re going through a major aircraft modification that’s taking away some of the aircraft. Our goal is to make it as as soon as we can,” added Kazim.
On November 1, 2022, Emirates began its two-year, multibillion-dollar modernization program with work on the first of 120 aircraft slated for a complete upgrade of the cabin interior and installation lation of the airline’s last Premium Economy seats. In addition to recruiting an additional 190 people for the project, Emirates is also engaged with 62 key partners and suppliers who have recruited hundreds of more skilled people for the most well-known aircraft modernization program in modern commercial aviation.
The aviation sector has experienced a strong recovery in the post-pandemic period. Airlines around the world added more than 110,000 seats to the Dubai route in November to accommodate the increased flow of tourists and soccer fans who flocked to Dubai to watch the World Cup FIFA.
Last week, Dubai Airports also revised upward its passenger traffic forecast for 2022 after traffic at Dubai International Airport (DXB) returned to pre-pandemic levels in the third quarter.