Monday, 5 August 2019

Emirates Airlines anticipates reaching 2.5 million passengers on Dublin-Dubai route by year end

                                               
Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300ER 
Emirates Airlines is gearing up of reaching a major milestone of hitting 2.5 million passenger mark on the Dublin to Dubai route by December of this year.

The airline commenced operations from Dublin in January 2012 with a single daily Airbus A330-200 service and has grown significantly now operating a twice daily Boeing 777-300ER service.

The airline carries on average 22,000 passengers per month with a load factor of 85% with the most popular connecting routes are to Cape Town, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore and Sydney.

According to Emirates demand is soaring for the Philippines and Vietnam.

The Emirates Airlines Country Manager Enda Corneille speaking at media briefing said the Dublin route was punching above its weight with its 85% load factor above company average of 80% despite intense competition with 50 weekly frequencies east and south. 

The carrier has headroom for growth by increasing load factor from 85% and increasing frequencies.

Very interesting given its geographic position from Dublin the South African market is very popular with the leisure market with strong demand for Cape Town and Johannesburg over Dubai.

Enda Corneille said Emirates constient double daily frequency with 158 connections beyond Dubai hub appeals to the business market segment.

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