Emirates Airlines expected its flights to several destinations during the Eid al-Fitr holiday to record attendance rates of up to 100%.
She found that the doors of the airline recruitment are open, especially in the field of flight crews and pilots, to keep pace with plans to return to work at full operational capacity over the next period, which is expected to reach 85% with the start of the winter flight schedule, at a time when the airline plans to introduce more A. 380 »giant service aircraft.
Emirates Airlines General Manager of Commercial Operations Adnan Kazim said the company has recovered about 70% of its operating capacity during the current period, compared to pre-pandemic levels of Covid-19, noting that the carrier continues to grow. constantly. operations within its global network, To keep up with strong demand for travel.
Kazemi added in statements to the media that with the approach of the current summer season, the airline’s operating levels are expected to increase to 75%, to gradually reach 85% with the start of the winter flight schedule, emphasizing that “Emirates Airlines» is preparing to fully return to work. Its operational capacity, ie pre-pandemic levels, starting in the second half of 2023.
He stated that the company has completely resumed its flights to several destinations such as the Indian market, as it currently operates 171 flights per week, which are the levels before the “Covid-19” pandemic itself, in addition to the Gulf destinations they have. has fully returned to work, adding that the operating capacity of carrier flights has reached about 80% for the European market and about 95% for the US market.
Kazem confirmed that the airline is recording strong frequency levels in its current flights within its global network, at a rate of more than 70%, noting that this demand continues during the month of Ramadan, unlike previous years, when it is marking a significant increase. in the percentage of reservations.
He noted that Emirates Airlines operates 110 flights a week to the UK, at a frequency rate of close to 100%.
Kazim said that about 60% of the total passengers on Emirates Airlines flights choose Dubai as their final destination, which contributed to the increase in tourist momentum in the Emirates, showing that with the return of many destinations and the opening of markets, Dubai is proving a major tourist activity, at a time when it was reached, hotels have high occupancy levels.
Kazem noted that the indicators show a significant increase in demand for travel during the summer, noting that the company turned, accordingly, to the distribution of seat and aircraft capacity in several destinations to keep pace with demand.
He explained that some destinations make up a large part of the volume of demand, such as Egypt, Jordan, African countries in general, India, Pakistan, etc.
Regarding the demand for travel during the Eid al-Fitr holiday, Kazemi said the demand is focused on flights from Dubai and Islamic countries, and island destinations such as the Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles make up a percentage of bookings, expecting the occupancy rate during the feast of Eid al-Fitr will arrive. These destinations reach 100%, as the purpose of the trip is divided between tourism, entertainment and the return of residents.
Kazemi attributed the high airline ticket prices during the current period to reasons beyond the company’s control, including high fuel costs, noting that the carrier carries some of the high fuel costs to offer reasonable prices, while the rest is charged within the ticket. tariff. He pointed out that the cost of fuel is currently about 30% of the company’s total operating costs.
Kazem stressed that the doors of employment at Emirates Airlines are open, especially in the field of flight crews and pilots, to keep pace with plans to return to work at full operational capacity over the next period.
He added that Emirates Airlines covers its need for human resources, according to a specific schedule that matches these plans, explaining that the recruitment process goes through a series of stages and requires training and qualification.
Kazemi stressed that the performance of the freight sector is exceptional and at the same levels that it has reached during the pandemic and said: “During the following period, all aircraft converted for freight will return again to serve passengers and work . in freight will stay through passenger planes, except for 10 cargo planes, at a time when the company will receive two new aircraft within the next two months. “
Emirates Airlines CEO Adnan Kazim said the airline currently operates 60 Airbus A380 superjumbo, as well as all 134 Boeing 777 fleets.
He expected the number of A380s in service to increase from 66 to 70 aircraft during the peak of the summer season, reaching, according to plan, 85 aircraft with the start of winter flight schedule.
He noted that this would increase the capacity of Emirates Airlines countries to levels ranging between 80 and 85%, compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Kazim added that this year there will be 120 Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft equipped with premium economy class, in addition to upgrades to other cabins, expecting the conversion program to last about 18 months and be implemented at the Emirates Engineering Center.