The aviation recovery was fragile at best. Emirates is now showing that recovery is very fragile, as it prepares to cut frequencies across its network for November and December
The route changes were noted on Routes Online/Airlineroutes.net, with over 100 routes affected. Whilst some of these routes will see service increases, the majority of Emirates service frequencies will see service decreases – reducing services to cities that normally get multiple frequencies, or reducing a from a daily service to a 3/4 day a week service.
Routes are important – frequencies more-so.
Whilst a route will give you a point-to-point indication of how many connections Place A is making with Place B, frequency is the key -as that can give you the maximum amount of seats between two cities on an airline per day or week.
Seeing nearly half of the capacity vanish on some routes shows whilst Emirates has a network, the passengers aren’t ready to fly – be it through fear of COVID or fear of being stuck in quarantine for weeks afterwards.
There is a long way to go yet, before we approach anything remaining normality.
For now, this is as good of any time to check your tickets and ensure your flight is operating. The list at https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293516/emirates-nov-2020-nw20-operation-changes-as-of-02sep20/ is long.
Too long for my liking…
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