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  • Joe Breitfeller

Emirates Ramps up Summer Schedule to Meet Increasing Leisure Demand

In response to increasing leisure demand, Emirates will operate nearly 90 percent of their pre-pandemic network for summer 2021. In the coming month, the carrier will resume service to over half a dozen destinations and launch their highly anticipated Miami service.


Emirates Expands Flagship Airbus A380 Service to 15 Destinations for Summer 2021 - Courtesy Emirates

On Thursday (June 17, 2021), Emirates announced that in response to increasing leisure demand they will ramp up their service to nearly 90 percent of pre-pandemic levels for summer 2021. The carrier will operate 880 weekly flights across 124 destinations and over the next month will resume flights to over half a dozen cities, and launch new service to Miami. Additionally, Emirates will expand flagship A380 service to 15 cities with 129 weekly flights utilizing 30 of their popular A380 super jumbo jets. Flights to Venice will resume on July 1st, while service to Phuket, Nice, Orlando and Mexico City will restart on July 2nd. Starting July 9th, Emirates will resume service to Lyon and flights to Malta will restart on July 14th. As previously mentioned, the carrier will launch new service to Miami, Florida, one of the world’s most popular destinations on July 22, 2021.


In Thursday’s announcement, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said,


“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 reopen 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.”


Emirates will also be adding frequencies to 12 cities across Europe, Africa and North America. During July and August frequencies will be increased to Munich, Düsseldorf and Hamburg, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Madrid, Stockholm, Brussels, Lisbon, Tunis and Chicago. Currently, Emirates offers quarantine-free service to over 30 cities in 20 European countries including popular holiday destinations in Greece, Spain, Italy, France and Malta.


With the addition of Miami in July, the airline will offer over 70 weekly flights and more than 26,000 seats to the U.S. across 12 gateways including Boston, Chicago, New York (JFK and EWR), Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC and Orlando. To meet high passenger volumes and demand across premium cabins, Emirates will also ramp up trans-Atlantic operations on their Milan-New York and Athens-Newark routes.


As stated earlier, Emirates is also expanding Airbus A380 service this summer, bringing the flagship experience to 15 cities with 129 weekly flights. Over 30 A380 double-decker aircraft will be reactivated, complementing the airline’s 151-strong fleet of Boeing 777s. This summer, guests can enjoy the A380 experience when traveling on select flights to Cairo, Jeddah, Amman, Guangzhou, London Heathrow, Manchester, Frankfurt, Vienna, Paris, Munich, Moscow, New York-JFK, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Toronto.



Source: Emirates