Emirates prepares for Eid rush

Emirates prepares for Eid
Emirates prepares for Eid

Emirates is expecting more than 300,000 passengers to travel out of the UAE in September and the upcoming Eid Al Adha period.

Over 76,000 customers traveled on 18 September with Emirates, according to the airline’s latest booking figures. The overall figures represent an increase of almost 65% over last year.

This year, the top destinations that travellers are heading to are Dhaka, Mumbai, London, Karachi and Cairo. In addition, short haul travel will constitute around 52% of bookings while long haul travel is expected at 48%. The airline will also be accommodating for over 20,000 Hajj travellers during the pilgrimage period as well.

On the inbound front and throughout September and Eid Al Adha period, Emirates is expecting over 190,000 passengers to arrive into Dubai from destinations in the UK, India, Germany, Australia, US and South Africa.

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