Emirates has been placed the number one airline for premium competence and capability measured in worldwide available seat kilometres (ASKMs), according to OAG schedule data.
The aviation information and intelligence venture stated that the Dubai-based carrier clocked in 876 million ASKMs each week. Emirates is the largest operator of the Airbus superjumbo, also took delivery of its 50th A380 aircraft, taking the airline’s all wide-body fleet to 224 aircraft. Organized with 90 First and Business Class seats, Emirates’ average weekly capacity will achieve over 191,000 premium seats.
After the entry of its 50th A380 aircraft into service, Emirates avers it will proffer on a weekly basis a total of 5.7 billion ASKMs to 145 destinations.
Emirates has received 96 aircraft (all A380s and Boeing 777s), rising its complete capability by 64% in Available Tonne Kilometres (ATKMs) and 71% in ASKMs, whereas steadily continuing seat load factors of close to 80% since April 2010.
Throughout this period, Emirates also added up with 48 cities to its worldwide destination network.
The President of Emirates Airline, Tim Clark said that the A380 has been doing very well for everybody, and this is reflected in the robust client interest and high seat factors anywhere they deployed the aircraft. It assisted them to serve client demand on trunk routes, operate more efficiently at slot-constrained airports, and also initiate new ideas on-board that have redefined the flying experience.
Looking and moving forward, they will see absolutely a ramp up in the delivery programme and by late 2017 we will have approximately 90 A380s in their fleet to sustain existing and new A380 routes.