Trivandrum: Emirates, a leading international airline, has marked 10 years of operations in Thiruvananthapuram. Over the last decade, the capital city of Kerala, has emerged as an important passenger and cargo destination for the airline in the region.
According to a press release, since the start of its operations, Emirates carried over two million passengers on the route and moved up to 105,000 tonnes of cargo to and from Thiruvananthapuram.
Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, VP – India & Nepal, Emirates Airlines said, “Southern India has always been a key market for Emirates and we are proud to complete 10 years of successful operations to Thiruvananthapuram. We’ve had healthy seat load factors on the route since we launched the service in 2006, demonstrating passengers’ demand for Emirates’ unique product and service and our commitment to the market.”
“Whether for leisure, business or medical tourism, Kerala remains one of the most popular destinations in India, attracting travellers from all around the world throughout the year. With 12 weekly flights and 17 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight, Emirates continues to facilitate inbound travel to India, strengthen trade links and connect passengers in Thiruvananthapuram to our expansive global network,” he added.
Emirates also operates chartered freighters to and from Thiruvananthapuram to meet the market demand during local festivals like Onam and Vishu. Emirates’ Boeing 777 freighter aircraft is capable of carrying 103 tonnes of cargo, with its main deck being the widest of any aircraft, enabling it to uplift outsized cargo and carry larger consignments.
Emirates completed 30 years of operations in India in 2015, and has since grown its operations to serve 10 destinations in the country. It is now the third-largest international carrier serving India, operating 10.4% of international capacity in the market.
Based in Dubai, Emirates is one of the world’s most recognised airline brands and connect Kochi as its second destination in Kerala.
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