Emirates Passenger Numbers Exceed 10 Million for Summer 2022

An Emirates Airbus A380-800 approaching to land.
Photo: Emirates Airbus A380-800

LONDON – Emirates Airlines, the worlds largest international airline, has today announced that their passenger numbers throughout this summer have amounted to over ten million. 

Emirates Continues To Recover COVID-19 Damages


During this period, and already having planned for the upturn in demand for air travel, Emirates worked closely with stakeholders at airports worldwide to reduce downtime and ensure a smooth transition to those travelling across the world using the airline.

Just shy of 35,000 flights flying to 130 destinations has helped contribute to the strong return of travel demand. Daily services to London Stansted have been reinstated, and there has been an increase in flights made to popular holiday destinations such as Seychelles, Maldives, Mexico and Miami. 

June saw a new route open up with Tel Aviv being added to its global routes, then in July a third daily flight was put on out of Heathrow to help support travellers impacted by cancellations out of the UK’s biggest airport. 

It will come as no surprise that the worlds largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380 was utilised to serve higher customer demand across thirty cities within its route network. Emirates is the biggest buyer and operator of the Superjumbo jet. 

The Covid driven drop in air travel saw the closure of airport lounges everywhere, so this summer Emirates has began to re-open thirty two signature lounges, including twenty five dedicated lounges at major airports across the world.

In doing this, it provides frequent flyers and premium travellers with somewhere to relax comfortably during their trip. Those in first or business class will have also seen the much anticipated return of the chauffeur driven airport transfers that are available in qualifying cities.

Dubai Airport Continues to Remain Gateway for Many Travellers


Dubai International Airport is the busiest international airport in the world, and with such high numbers of footfall, Emirates has done a good job co-ordinating alongside airport operations to ensure the smooth running of the middle eastern hub. On top of this, there has been good investment in services and digital initiatives, rolled out in a bid to reduce wait times and improve the flow experienced by customers.

Below are some statistics recorded by Emirates this summer whilst transporting their huge numbers of passengers:

  • Over 3.8 million people used the website or app to check-in for their flights. 
  • More than 500,000 travellers used the self-service check-in kiosks and 38 baggage drop facilities in DXB’s terminal 3. 
  • There was 11,000 people travelling on first class tickets that were fortunate to skip the queues of airport check in entirely by using  Emirates’ at home check-in service which enabled them to head straight for security upon arrival at the airport.

As world restrictions on flights and quarantines continue to lift, Emirates is presently at 74% of pre-pandemic capacity, with plans to get this up to 80% by the end of 2022. As covered last week on Aviation Source News, Emirates is currently undergoing preparations to completely overhaul and revamp its interior cabins on both its Airbus A380s and Boeing 777’s.

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