Emirates is actively responding to the spike in travel demand across its network to make it easier for customers to connect to Dubai and beyond through the scaling up of its operations. This comes in with the recent announcements of the UAE easing entry protocols for 12 countries, and the UK adding the UAE on its ‘amber list’.
In line with the easing of restrictions, the airline will be restoring capacity across 29 cities on its network on over 270 flights as well as fine-tuning its schedules to boost frequencies and capacity as demand proliferates for international leisure and business travel.
By October, the airline aims to increase its services to 73 weekly flights to the UK, including a six times a day London Heathrow operation; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, ten weekly services to
For Emirates customers wishing to travel to the UK, the airline has optimized schedules to create the best connection options from its network, particularly across major cities in Africa like Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Lusaka, and in West Asia including Karachi, Islamabad, among other cities.
Boosting US operations and restoration of services across the Africa Emirates currently flies to 12 cities in the United States on over 70 weekly flights and will be adding additional frequencies to Houston, Boston, and San Francisco over the course of August to accommodate for the seasonal influx of travelers.
The airline will also be boosting capacity on its four weekly services to New York JFK to its flagship A380 from 13 August, improving travel options for customers connecting to/from the major US city from across the airline’s network.
As international borders reopen and travel restrictions ease, Emirates continues to expand its network safely and sustainably, matching capacity with demand in line with market dynamics and operating conditions. The airline has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations, recovering close to 90 percent of its pre-pandemic network.