When it comes to the Middle East, the Emirates is at the top of the list, with the Arab flag proudly displayed on aircraft. and the majority of the Gold theme features used for the cabin interior. It is not only about how luxurious the airline appears but also about how the airline handles its position.
Emirates was founded in 1986, with the first flight from Pakistan’s Karachi to Dubai using the EK code. Even though it does not rank first in the SkyTrax or Airline rating rankings, it still rules supreme.
That after the COVID lockdown, most aviation companies experienced a surge in demand. Due to the summer vacation and the various purposes, passenger demand reached an all-time high. However, it is the right time for the airline to earn a profit, so most airlines began operating extra flights to meet the demand.
However, the pressures eventually shifted to the employee’s shoulders, and a few airlines faced a union strike, which resulted in the cancellation of many flights, such as British Airways, Lufthansa, Delta Airlines, and many others. But there was one airline that ran smoothly without being affected by a fleet shortage or an employee union strike.
Here are some of the zones where Emirates outperforms the competition and sets the standard for aviation industry leadership.
1. Emirates operations at London Heathrow
As with most airlines, it invests heavily in product development and business expansion, it operates the aircraft to a specific destination to gain more profit. Most airlines wait for the summer season or holiday times to capitalize on this opportunity and earn higher revenue. However, due to a staff shortage, the airport abruptly cut flights and rearranged the other airport to operate the airlines.
However, it is an additional burden for the airline to facilitate and change the flight date or refund things, and so on. On the other hand, a few airlines have cut the flight, but Emirates is unhappy with the decision and has notified and requested flight operations.
Whereas Emirates has already planned ahead to be ready to serve customers and travel demand, including rehiring and training 1,000 A380 pilots in the last year.
Emirates is a key and consistent operator at LHR, having reintroduced six daily A380 flights beginning in October 2021. Emirates said operational requirements cannot be a surprise to the airport after 10 months of consistently high seat loads.
Despite the fact that Emirates was well prepared for upcoming demand and services, it has begun operating flights to serve demand in London that connect. Emirates increased the frequency of its flights to and from London Gatwick airport by adding a third daily flight, which began on July 27 to August 3, 2022. Boeing 777 aircraft was used, with First, Business, and Economy class seating.
Emirates has resumed passenger service to London Stansted, with a daily flight serving its third London gateway. The airline has advanced plans to expand capacity from five-weekly to daily flights. With the return of Stansted services, Emirates has increased its London operations to nine daily flights, including six daily flights to Heathrow and a double daily flight to Gatwick.
Emirates met the high demand and commitment for passengers; most airlines do not have the option of operating, but Emirates did.
2. There are no Union Strike effects during the busy season.
Most airlines are feeling the heat of the staff due to union strikes, which forcibly forced the airline to change the financial structure for the year, which is difficult for airline operations, but emirates did not have any kind of issue, allowing the operation to fly smoothly and efficiently.
3. Emirates’ capacity for handling
One thing that can be appreciated is that it always has proper fleet plans and a good passenger handling capacity.
Emirates already knows the market, and it always prefers to operate wide-body aircraft, which obviously has high market demand. It is operated with the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A380, which are sufficient for passengers wherever the demand is higher and the emirates deploy the a380 and lower than it is operated by the Boeing 777 aircraft.
4. Product development and brand promotion
Emirates Airlines pioneered some of the most advanced features of inflight entrainment, and it is always introducing something new in its aircraft cabin, whether it is a regional food menu or inflight entrainment. It’s business and first-class cabins have distinctive features that entice passengers to choose the airline.
Emirates has a strong presence at the most prestigious community festivals and sporting events. As a result, it is a more popular and in-demand aircraft in the airline industry.
5. Workplace culture
A diverse work culture contributes to the airline’s integrity. Furthermore, most airlines get good benefits where they never complain, and airlines also offer to employees before they ask them anything.
The airline has an in-house training and university program that allows employees to advance in their careers while also bonding with the airline. and the system created by this airline ensures that everything is standard.