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Summer 2023 season: Emirates to launch second Athens-Dubai daily flight

On Tuesday, Emirates declared that it intends to introduce a daily seasonal route from Dubai to Athens International Airport during the period of June 1 to September 30 in order to cater to the heightened summer demand.

Emirates Airline's plane landed in the airportPhoto by Harrison Macourt

As part of its expansion across different regions, Emirates has announced plans to increase flights to established destinations in Europe, Australia, and Africa, as well as restart routes to more cities in East Asia. In terms of Europe, Emirates will introduce a seasonal daily service to Athens, Greece, and add more flights to Amsterdam, Bologna, Budapest, London, and Venice.

Emirates will also start a second daily service to London Stansted, bringing its total London operations to 11 daily flights.

Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, Adnan Kazim, stated that the airline is increasing its global network and capacity in response to the rising demand for travel worldwide.

Emirates has increased its operations by 31% in terms of total ASKMs since the beginning of its fiscal year, and has announced its intention to increase seat capacity even further with its latest northern summer schedule set to commence on March 26.

“Our financial year started relatively quietly as we held back our ramp up until the planned northern runway rehabilitation program at Dubai International airport was completed in June. From July 2022 onwards, it’s been non-stop expansion,” said Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates.

Over the past few months, the airline has experienced rapid growth in its network operations, with the reintroduction of services to five cities, the launch of flights to a new destination (Tel Aviv), and the addition of 251 weekly flights to existing routes. Furthermore, the airline has continued to introduce service improvements both in the air and on the ground.

According to the officer, Adnan Kazim, Emirates is experiencing strong customer demand and has strong forward bookings. He stated that the company is focused on increasing its operating capacity as quickly as possible, while also enhancing its fleet and services to provide customers with the best possible experience.

Emirates has refurbished four of its A380 aircraft with new cabin interiors and Premium Economy seats, and plans to introduce more as part of its US$2 billion cabin and service enhancement program.

In addition, the company is increasing its A380 operations by reintroducing the double-decker aircraft on various routes across its network. These routes include Glasgow (from 26 March), Casablanca (from 15 April), Beijing (from 01 May), Shanghai (from 04 June), Nice (from 1 June), Birmingham (from 1 July), Kuala Lumpur (from 01 August), and Taipei (from 01 August).

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