Emirates, the flag carrier for the UAE, has been gradually and safely rebuilding its network to optimize its presence in key markets and serve both leisure and growing business travel markets. Today, the airline serves 115 global passenger destinations, and by the end of July, company executives expect to recover close to 90% of its pre-pandemic network, operating 880 weekly services across 124 cities.
Starting July, the airline will resume services to seven cities, including Venice, Nice, Orlando, Mexico City, Phuket, Lyon, and Malta. In addition, as we have previously published, Emirates will also launch flights one of the world’s most popular holiday spots, Miami, starting 22 July.
Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, commented: “Emirates is committed to keeping Dubai, businesses and communities around the world connected, and we are working hard to rebuild our network and secure access to more destinations in partnership with various authorities and stakeholders. We are encouraged by the latest developments as many countries have begun to turn the page and re-open for international visitors, and we are seeing strong signs of pent-up demand wherever restrictions have eased. Emirates is nimbly matching up flight services and identifying opportunities to grow our footprint, and provide customers more opportunities to safely get where they want to go this summer, offering best-in-class service, greater convenience, and more choice.”
The airline aims to boost capacity and expand its schedule by layering flight frequencies this summer, connecting more customers with the most popular destinations. The company will add frequencies to 12 cities across Europe, Africa, and North America, as more destinations re-open to international passengers and offer quarantine-free travel.
Increased schedules for July and August include Munich, Dusseldorf, and Hamburg; Zurich; Vienna; Prague; Madrid; Stockholm; Brussels; Lisbon; Chicago and Tunis. In Europe, the airline currently flies to more than 30 cities in 20 countries, the most popular holiday destinations being Greece, Spain, Italy, France, and Malta, which offer quarantine-free arrivals.