Emirates Performance Review

The latest performance statistics: Flight Volume, Punctuality & Schedule Reliability.

This page brings you the latest operations performance facts about Emirates. The data shown below reflects Emirates’ previous month’s performance. If you want to discover Emirates’ performance in real-time you should download the FlightFacts app.

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In September, Emirates operated 9,534 flights. Compared to August, the Dubai-based airlines grew their flight volume by almost 35%. As a result, Emirates daily flight volume in September was 320 flights.


On-Time Performance

In September, Emirates operated 92.4% of its flight on time. In other words, 92.4% of Emirates flights arrived in a corridor of +15/-15 minutes compared to their scheduled arrival time.
Compared to August, Emirates improved its punctuality by 3.2pp. However, in total numbers, around 700 Emirates flights arrived late.


Schedule Reliability

In September, Emirates canceled 370 scheduled flights. As a result, Emirates' schedule reliability dropped by almost 3.6% to 96.4%.

However, September seemed to be a tough month for Emirates, known for its outstanding schedule reliability. In the first half of 2021, the airline didn't cancel a single flight. Therefore, it will be interesting to see if Emirates returns to stable operations in October.


Flight Volume — 6 Months History

After a relatively stable but meager operation from the first half of 2021, Emirates has constantly been adding flights to its schedule since July. September, so far, was the month with the strongest flight schedule growth. However, Emirates is still far away from pre-COVID flight volume.


About Emirates

Emirates is the largest airline and flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. Based in Dubai, the airline is the largest airline in the Middle East. Pre-COVID, Emirates was the world’s fourth-largest airline by revenue passenger kilometers. Moreover, the airline is the world’s largest operator of Airbus A380 and Boeing B777 aircraft.

The airline has more than 60,000 employees and flies to more than 150 destinations all over the world. In addition, the airline won many awards for its recognized service and product quality. On top of that, the airline has its frequent flyer program, called Skywards.

Emirates isn’t a member of an airline alliance. Nonetheless, the airline has broad codeshare agreements with almost 30 airlines.

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Punctuality counts all flights that arrive on time at their destination airport and puts them into relation to the overall operated number of flights. On-time in this context is defined as +15/-15 compared to the scheduled arrival time. We consider an on-time performance above 90% as good (green), from 80%-90% as ok (orange), and below 80% as weak (red).
Flight Schedule Reliability (Reliability): Schedule reliability counts the number of actually performed flights concerning scheduled flights. In other words, the percentage of flights that an airline didn’t cancel. We consider schedule reliability above 95% as good (green), from 90%-95% as ok (orange), and below 90% as weak (red).

Data Source: The shown data is based on the latest FlightFacts data. FlightFacts is a free-to-use mobile app that lets you discover the operational performance of airlines and airports in real-time. For more information about FlightFacts, click here or visit our download page. FlightsFacts is available for Android and Apple mobiles and is used by more than 10,000 aviation employees and enthusiasts worldwide!

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