Emirates is Adding 270 Flights to its Network After Easing Entry Rules

Emirates is expanding its operations with the recent announcements by the UAE of easing entry protocols to 12 countries and the UK of adding the UAE to its 'amberlist'.The airline will restore capacity in 29 cities across its network of over 270 flights. It will also fine-tune its schedules to increase frequencies and capacity as international business and leisure travel increases.Services to/from the UK expandedThe airline will expand its services to the UK to 73 weekly flights per week by October. This includes a six-times-per-day London Heathrow operation, double-day A380 flights to Manchester, ten weekly service to Birmingham, and daily services from Glasgow.Emirates will start serving London Heathrow starting today with three daily flights operated by its A380.In August and September, Emirates will increase its London Heathrow operations. By the middle of October the airline will have returned to six daily flights. Four of these will be served by A380.American operations in Africa are being boosted and services restored across the continent.Emirates currently fly to 12 US cities on more than 70 weekly flights. In August, Emirates will add frequencies to Houston and San Francisco to meet the seasonal demand for travellers.From 13 August, the airline will increase capacity on its weekly New York JFK-to-A380 flights.Emirates has increased its flights to Johannesburg from daily flights to 11 weekly flights. Emirates also added four flights with Durban to the mix. Emirates also flies to Cape Town three times a week.Scheduled flights to/from South Africa are also available to provide convenient connections and additional access for Emirates' four gateways within the UK as well as Emirates extensive US network.The airline also restored capacity on its flights to Lusaka, which is linked with Harare, and Entebbe, with five weekly flights each.My ViewsAs many people were unable to travel for months due to restrictions in key markets Emirates serves, the easing of these restrictions has led to a significant increase in demand.As I observed, all Emirates flights to Pakistan and India were filled in the last few days due to ease of entry restrictions. Emirates has restored passenger services to more than 120 destinations and nearly 90% of its network from before the pandemic. We expect more passengers to fill the A380s.