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Emirates en route to double size with eventual move to world’s biggest airport

Emirates en route to double size with eventual move to world’s biggest airport

09 June, 2015

THE NATIONA

Emirates can double in size once the airline makes the move to Al Maktoum International airport in Jebel Ali, the airline’s president said. At the International Air Travel Association annual general meeting in Miami, Tim Clark said that within the next decade the airline would eventually move from its current base at Dubai International to the new airport in Jebel Ali, removing any constraints on its growth. The carrier currently employs about 56,000 staff, operates 234 aircraft, including the largest fleet of A380 superjumbos, on 144 routes, and in the last financial year earned revenues of more than $24 billion, up 10 per cent year on year. It carried almost 50 million passengers during the period. Emirates has targeted flying 70 million people by 2020.

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