UAE’s national carriers soar to 603 global destinations by Q1 2024’s end

  • Date: 02-Apr-2024
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector:Transport
  • Country:UAE
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UAE’s national carriers soar to 603 global destinations by Q1 2024’s end

Published: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 7:46 PM Last updated: Tue 2 Apr 2024, 7:47 PM

The UAE’s national carriers have witnessed significant growth in their destination network. By the end of the first quarter of 2024, they reached approximately 603 destinations worldwide, compared to 586 at the close of 2023.

This three per cent increase reflects the rebounding aviation sector and caters to the rising demand for travel. The UAE’s position as a preferred global destination for tourism and business is further strengthened by this expansion.

Based on official data from the national carriers obtained by the Emirates News Agency (WAM), these national carriers have consistently outperformed many of their regional and global counterparts. They excel not only in the number of destinations offered but also in terms of operational performance and the quality of services provided to travelers. This success stems from their broad base of experience and proven ability to transform challenges into opportunities. With this track record, they are well-positioned for continued growth, contributing to the overall revival of the UAE’s aviation sector.

Emirates airline currently leads the pack with 143 destinations. Flydubai follows closely with 129, while Air Arabia boasts an impressive network of 215 destinations. Etihad Airways offers service