Emirates' US operations 'back on track', says senior exec

Emirates North America senior VP Matt Schmid says that demand is 'extremely strong again' on flights to and from the United States
Emirates' US operations 'back on track', says senior exec
Emirates has already taken steps to increase the number of flights on its North American routes, which it had reduced in late 2017 because US government travel restrictions weakened demand.
By Staff writer
Sun 12 Aug 2018 03:00 PM

Emirates airline believes that passenger capacity to the United States will increase by single digits in 2018, according to Emirates North America senior vice president Matt Schmid.

According to a Reuters report, Schmid said that demand to and from the US has returned to levels recorded in January 2017.

The airline has already taken steps to increase the number of flights on its North American routes, which it had reduced in late 2017 because US government travel restrictions weakened demand.

“Now we are really back on track,” he said. “Demand is extremely strong again.”

Earlier in August, the airline announced that it will be adding two additional flights to its Toronto service, from August 18.

Reuters quoting Schmid as saying that Toronto has one of the airline network’s highest seat load factors (the percentage of available seat capacity filled by passengers).

“There is very strong demand between Toronto and Dubai and between Toronto and the key destinations we serve beyond Dubai,” he said.

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