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Emirates Celebrates 20 Years of Mauritius Operations

LONDON – Last week, Emirates celebrated 20 years of operations in Mauritius, as the airline wants to begin outlining long-standing relationships with its respective airports and countries.

Sir Tim Clark, the President of Emirates, stated that he is very proud to support the Mauritian economy, especially through the travel and trade sectors.

“With the pandemic crisis behind us, I believe the future is bright for Mauritius and Emirates”.

Since the Dubai-Mauritius route opened up in 2002, the airline has handled 6.5 million passengers on that specific route, which does show how busy the rotation is.

Emirates On Back-To-Back Growth…


Such relationships highlight the high level of growth the airline is having in terms of movements, whether it be new flight announcements or frequency upgrades.

According to data from RadarBox.com, Emirates has achieved a 35% increase in its flight movements compared to the same period last year.

With things slowly opening up for the Emirati carrier, it has been able to restore certain services that will no doubt see its movement figures rise over time.

Without further ado, let’s get into the numbers…

Data provided by RadarBox.com

For October 1-8, the carrier recorded 440 movements, which is an increase of 34.97% compared to the same period in 2021.

However, this figure is still around 103 flights short of achieving pre-pandemic fandom, with the airline still having a lot to do to get back to that number.

Below is a list of the last four weeks’ worth of movement data from the carrier:

Date2021 Numbers2022 NumbersPercentage Change
September 3-10321 movements440 movements+37.07%
September 10-17324 movements435 movements+34.26%
September 17-24323 movements434 movements+34.37%
September 24-October 1325 movements437 movements+34.46%

From what you can see in the last three weeks’ worth of data is that the increases are consistently 34% higher than in the same period last year.

It remains clear that Emirates is working hard to get up to pre-pandemic levels. As other countries begin to open up, then they can add more frequencies.

From there, it can add to the seven-day rolling average, as well as carry more passengers and make more money. It’s also clear that the Airbus A380 will be paramount to this success.

What will be interesting to look at is how the carrier will perform over the course of the Winter, especially if Dubai becomes more of a popular hotspot in more bearable weather conditions, that is.

For Emirates, they rely on partnerships like this with Mauritius because, without strong links, they cannot assert their dominance on the international stage as they do.

With the utilization of their Dubai base for connections and short stop-overs, it is a network that they will continue to refine and improve as the years go on.

With strong competition in the middle east heating up, they will have to keep relying on the relationships that they have in order to give them a better chance at undercutting the competition moving forward.

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