Emirates no longer plans to lay off any employees as operations get busier. At present, the airline is operating to 120 destinations.
With world side COVID19 vaccination programs and ease in passenger travel restrictions, passenger travel demand is slowly on the rise.
“As we progress towards summer, we do see that things will shape up gradually with the vaccination drive increasing in many places in the world. We’re seeing a lot of traction happening between the US and UK. Many European destinations are also opening up already and want tourists to come in – like Greece. There is an indication that many other European gateways will open up in the future,”-Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer
Emirates is presently operating at 30-35% of its original capacity. The airline expects flight operations to be up by 40-50 percent in summer and then gradually up to 70 percent in winter.
Emirates and Flydubai together are set to expand codeshare deals further with additional flights. Both airlines will have a combined network of 168 destinations available for passengers by the end of May
Emirates also received the delivery of the newest A380 which arrived earlier this month. The A389 has already operated its first passenger flight after joining the airline's 19 other active A380s.
Emirates remains as the top airliner to the Maldives in 2021 carrying 85,538 in 988 flights.