Emirates marks one of its busiest summers on record

Emirates marks one of its busiest summers on record

The airline carried more than 14 million passengers across six continents from June to August

Emirates has marked one of its busiest summers on record, carrying 14 million passengers with average seat load factors exceeding 80% across its global network between June and August 2023.

Looking at the coming months, Emirates’ booking trends show an increasing demand for international travel across its network. 

Dubai remained popular among travellers, even during the summer months with two million customers travelling to the airline’s hub. 

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During the summer, Emirates operated nearly 50,000 flights to and from 140 cities.

Top inbound markets to Dubai on Emirates during this period included the UK, India, Germany, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt and Kuwait. 

More than 35% of visitors to Dubai travelling on Emirates were families, staying an average of over two weeks to experience the city

This winter season, the airline anticipates another spike in demand for travel to Dubai as the city runs a packed calendar of global conferences and international sporting events. 

The city has already welcomed more than 8.5 million international visitors in the first six months of 2023, registering more than a million more visitors during the same time last year.


Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “Travel demand across our network has been strong and resilient despite rising cost-of-living pressures in many markets. 

"We’re happy to see strong customer preference for our product in all cabin classes, especially in our premium cabins. Emirates will continue to ensure we're delivering the best value for money to our customers, by investing in our products and services, and in operating an efficient global network.”

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