Emirates Airlines announces the acquisition of 72% of the giant’s global operations
Data published by Roots, a company specializing in commercial air transport research, shows that Emirates Airlines, the largest international airline in the world, accounted for about 72% of the total seat capacity of the Airbus A380 (giant). The data showed that the company provided about 2.3 million seats on about 4,500 flights using this fleet in May 2023.
According to the data, Dubai International Airport ranks first in the world in terms of the number of flights and seat capacity of the giant A380 aircraft. The data indicated that Dubai International Airport occupied the first six positions in a row in the A380 seat capacity list last May. Eight out of the world’s 10 largest routes operate the A380.
In detail, Emirates Airlines accounted for about 72% of the available capacity of the A380 aircraft, reaching about 2.3 million seats on about 4,500 flights. British Airways came in second place with 245 thousand seats, followed by Singapore Airlines in third place with 229 thousand seats.
The data indicates that the total seat capacity of the Emirates A380 fleet has exceeded the number available in May 2019 before the outbreak of the Corona pandemic. The data showed that Dubai International Airport occupied the first six places in the A380 seat capacity list in May 2023, and eight out of the 10 largest global air routes.
Although seat capacity is down 31% compared to pre-pandemic levels, the A380’s total capacity worldwide currently exceeds 3.2 million seats per month. Capacity is expected to rise further in June and July as more airlines return to using the aircraft in commercial service.