Over 59 million passengers carried by Emirates in 2018
Emirates has announced that it carried over 59 million passengers on around 192,000 flights in 2018.
“We had our challenges in 2018, however we continued to maximise opportunities by deploying our capacity to best serve customer demand, keeping a close watch on our costs, utilising technology to improve business performance, as well as developing more customer-centric products and services to provide our passengers with greater choice. Our customers remain at the heart of everything we do, and our continual investments in the business will be the foundation on which we will build our future growth and continue to deliver solid results,” said Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, about the achievements of 2018.
Recent data revealed that Emirates operated over 192,000 flights, with its fleet of 274 aircraft travelling more than 908 million kilometres around the globe in 2018.
The year began with Emirates setting out on a US$150 million programme to refurbish its Boeing 777-200LR fleet.
These 10 newly refurbished aircraft brought airier and more spacious cabins throughout the aircraft. Emirates is now planning for the next generation cabin design of its Boeing 777X programme.
In January, the airline also announced a $16 billion deal for 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft, to be delivered to Emirates from 2020 onwards.
Emirates also expanded the number of cities served by its popular A380 aircraft to 50 destinations with recent launch of scheduled services to Hamburg and Osaka.