Emirates aims a bounty from India.

Gulf carrier Emirates is eyeing the great India travel by flying more than 85 million travelers by 2020. India is slated to be the Third largest aviation market by 2020 and Emirates want to earn the major share of traffic from here . According to Vice Chairman of the Company Essa Sulaiman Ahmad ” In the next five years, we are looking for 67 per cent growth in the number of passengers flying to and from India. We are looking for a greater chunk in the segment we operate in. We are looking for more investments in building our products to achieve the goal (of ferrying 85 million passengers).” He was speaking at a conference for Emirates contribution to Indian Economy and beyond.

Emirates has become one of the aviation giant in recent times with its gateway from Dubai. It connects to 140 destination globally from the Emirate capital and is slated to be a Aviation power house soon.

“Since the start of our operations in 1985, we have grown steadily and kept the momentum. For the next phase of growth we have kept similar plans to reach more and more people. We are happy that the government called us for participation. We have assigned specific teams for that and they will give necessary comments to the government in due time.”


Emirates unveils new Airbus A380 with 615 passenger seating capacity

Dubai’s star airline Emirates reconfigured one of its Airbus A380 passenger aircraft to accomodate 615 passengers .The airliner made room for additional 130 passengers in economy class by removing the spacious first class cabin .The aircraft was unvieled in Dubai airshow this week . The move is aimed to provide more legroom to passengers in economy cabin while maintaining the luxurious business class elegance . The seat pitch (the space between the back of one seat and the back of the seat behind it ) will remain between 32-34 inches while the width will be lesser than 17 inches. Emirates currently have two ifferent configuration of aircraft , one has the seating capacity of 489 passengers while the other one has the seating capacity of 517 passengers .

The airline will use the newly configured aircraft for Dubai – Copenhagen route and plans to start the service from 1st of December 2015 .The average flight time between the destination is seven hours while the economy one way ticket cost around $540 .

Since the launch of Airbus A380 in 2008 , Emirates is one of the very few airlines which have used the aircraft extensively by carrying almost 48 million passengers.