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Tuesday May 04 2021
By
Reuters

Emirates airline plans to restore about 70% of capacity by winter

By
Reuters
Photo: Reuters
  • Emirates plans to restore around 70% of its capacity by the winter travel season this year.
  • The Dubai state carrier has been operating with a significant reduction in capacity since the pandemic grounded its flights.
  • It has since restored operations with 151 Boeing 777 jets though most of its 118 Airbus A380 superjumbos remain grounded.


Emirate's chief commercial officer on Tuesday shared airline's plans to restore around 70% of its capacity by the winter travel season this year.

The Dubai state carrier has been operating with a significant reduction in capacity since the pandemic grounded its flights for several weeks last year from March.

It has since restored operations with 151 Boeing 777 jets though most of its 118 Airbus A380 superjumbos remain grounded.

Read more: Emirates temporarily suspends passenger services to Pakistan

“We already have a plan to get back to almost 70% of our capacity to be recovered by winter 2021,” Emirates’ Adnan Kazim said at a Dubai press conference.

The airline has resumed passenger flights to 120 destinations, representing about 85% of those it flew to before the pandemic, Kazim said.