With Eid fast approaching, many of us may be looking ahead to the year’s travel plans – making the most of the Middle East’s generous public holidays and looking to escape the heat this summer. Helping travellers plan their summer 2023, Emirates has announced its exciting summer schedule with a host of improved and new flight paths.
The award-winning national carrier of the UAE published its latest northern summer schedule, starting from 26 March 2023, with plans to ramp up seat capacity and boost operations. In the past few months, the airline reintroduced flights to five cities and launched flights to a brand-new destination, Israel’s beach city of Tel Aviv. 251 weekly Emirates flights were also added to existing routes, showing the airline’s dedication to enhancing its services and guest experience.
The next few months will see more Emirates flights to established routes in Europe, Australia and Africa, and East Asia will see more Emirates flights to popular cities resume. The iconic double-decker A380 will also be reintroduced across the network: on Glasgow flights from 26 March; Casablanca from 15 April; Beijing from 1 May; Shanghai from 4 June; Nice from 1 June; Birmingham from 1 July and Taipei and Kuala Lumpur from 1 August.
In Europe, flight schedule highlights include 14-19 weekly flights to Amsterdam from 2 April, an additional daily seasonal service to Athens between 1 June and 30 September and a second daily service to London Stanstead from 1 May. In Africa, Cairo will be serviced by 25 to 28 weekly flights by 29 October, while Dar es Salaam will be linked to the region with five weekly flights from 1 May.
Australia and New Zealand will also benefit from the same pre-pandemic Emirates flights schedule – with Sydney from 1 May, Melbourne from 26 March and Brisbane from 1 June, along with the restart of services to Christchurch (via Sydney) from 26 March.
Perhaps the most exciting, and sign of positive post-pandemic recovery, are Emirates’ flight schedule to East Asia. The UAE carrier will add an additional fifth daily service from 1 August and commence daily non-stop flights to Beijing from 15 March – with a second daily service from 1 September. Hong Kong will benefit from a daily non-stop flight from 29 March while services to Tokyo Haneda will resume with daily flights from 2 April.
“Emirates continues to expand its global network and deploy its capacity to meet travel demand across the world,” says Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer. “Customer demand has been very strong, and our forward bookings are also robust. Emirates is working hard on several fronts – to bring back operating capacity as quickly as the ecosystem can manage, while also upgrading our fleet and product to ensure our customers always enjoy the best possible Emirates experience. So far, 4 of our A380 aircraft have been completely refurbished with our new cabin interiors and Premium Economy seats, and more will enter service as our US$2 billion cabin and service enhancement program picks up pace.”