|Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-31H(ER)|
He added 'If I look out to the future over the next five or six months our advance bookings are 8 to 10 points ahead of last year,” despite fierce competition eastbound from Dublin with the arrival of Qatar Airways with the imminent arrival of Cathay Pacific and Hainan into the market.
“We may look at increasing frequency into next year but at the moment it’s about nudging that seat factor higher. It’s at 80 but I think we can get to 85,”
As the Irish economy strengthens Emirates Airlines is seeing demand growing in a number of market segments for adventure-seekers in Thailand and Vietnam and Honeymoon and VFR markets and leisure passengers upgrading to business product for the experience.
It's sister company Emirates Holidays Ireland launched acting independently of the Emirates airline, but uses it exclusively for flights for four and five-star packages to Dubai which will further support route passenger growth.
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