Emirates grows passenger numbers by 9% on Dublin to Dubai route
Up to 1,440 passengers fly between here and Dubai on daily basis
Emirates carried 29.6 million passengers in the six months to the end of September.
Emirates has grown its passenger numbers between Dublin and Dubai by more than 9 per cent so far this year, with customers using the hub to fly on to other destinations.
While the airline ultimately owned by the government of Dubai’s investment vehicle didn’t disclose the total volume of passengers it carried, it noted that up to 1,440 passengers fly daily to and from Dublin and Dubai.
Profit nearly quadrupled
At a group level, Emirates said on Thursday that profit nearly quadrupled in the first half of the year to 862 million dirhams (€212 million).
Emirates carried 29.6 million passengers in the six months to September 30th, a 2 per cent decline after it reduced the number of seats it offered by 5 per cent, in part due to a 45-day closure of a runway at its Dubai hub. The amount of cargo it carried declined 8 per cent to 1.2 million tonnes. – Additional reporting: Reuters