In line with the easing of travel restrictions in more countries and regions, Emirates will restore capacity across 29 cities on its network on over 270 flights as well as fine-tuning its schedules to boost frequencies and capacity as demand proliferates for international leisure and business travel.
By October, the airline will increase its services to 73 weekly flights to the UK, including six daily flights to London Heathrow; double daily A380 flights to Manchester; 10 weekly services to Birmingham; and daily services to Glasgow.
For Emirates customers wishing to travel to the UK, the airline has optimised schedules to create the best connection options from its network, particularly across major cities in Africa like Johannesburg, Cape Town and Lusaka, and in West Asia including Karachi, Islamabad, among other cities.
Emirates will also be adding additional frequencies to Houston, Boston and San Francisco over the course of August to accommodate for the seasonal influx of travellers. Capacity on its four weekly services to New York JFK has been expanded with the deployment of A380 since August 13.
The airline has increased flights to Johannesburg from daily to 11 weekly flights, with the addition of four linked flights with Durban, along with three weekly services to and from Cape Town. Customers flying in and out of Emirates’ three South African gateways can safely connect to an array of destinations in Europe, Middle East, West Asia and the US.
Flights to and from South Africa have also been scheduled to allow for convenient connections and additional access to Emirates’ four gateways in the UK, as well as Emirates’ extensive US network.
The airline has reinstated capacity on its flights to and from Lusaka (linked with Harare) and Entebbe with five weekly flights each.
Emirates will continue to expand its network, matching capacity with demand in line with market dynamics and operating conditions. The airline has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations, recovering close to 90 per cent of its pre-pandemic network.