Emirates to launch fewer new routes in '09

19 February 2009

Emirates Airline said it plans to launch fewer new routes this year, and instead will be concentrating on strengthening its presence on routes where there is a greater demand from its customers. The airline said it will take 18 new aircraft into its fleet, and grow its weekly flight and seat capacity by 14%. 'The next year is not going to be an easy ride for the airline industry,' said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, the chairman and chief executive of Emirates.

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