Emirates hopes to use the A2022 fleet at full capacity by 380.
The largest Airbus A380 operator, Emirates, hopes to use the entire fleet of super-jumbo aircraft to full capacity by 2022.
Emirates currently owns 114 A380 aircraft, but 102 of them are detained on the ground due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Airbus must deliver another 8 A380 aircraft to Emirates before production to be stopped in 2021.
We also remind you that Emirates withdrew the first Airbus A380 aircraft in October 2019, when the A6-EDB was sent to Tarbes Airport (LDE) in France to be stored / decommissioned.
There will be a sharp increase in travel demand after the vaccine.
According to Tim Clark, President of Emirates, his optimism is supported by recent news about the possible appearance of a vaccine. As it will be distributed around the globe, Tim Clark believes that there will be a sudden increase in travel demand.
In mid-November 2020, the Dubai airline reported a loss on H1, the first loss in 30 years and that's because the number of passengers has dropped by 75%. So, Emirates ended the first half of the financial year with a loss of AED 12,6 billion ($ 3,4 billion).
On the other hand, the airline that also owns 11 Boeing 777F aircraft, managed to increase the number of cargo shipments by 106%, compared to the same period in 2019.
Dubai's Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum announced in March that the Dubai government would support the airline to overcome this complicated period. The latest financial report released by Emirates revealed that the carrier has received additional investments of over $ 2 billion from the Government.
Emirates currently operates 12 Airbus A380 aircraft. The network of destinations has been expanded and added new flights to Great Britain and Russia. Specifically, Emirates flies with the A380 to Manchester (MAN). In addition, the frequency of daily flights to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) has reached four rotations per day. Emirates also operates daily flights to Moscow.