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The situation is getting better in two years

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-McTum, chairman and chief executive officer of Emirates and the Group, said the situation is much better now, two years after the pandemic. I am.

Talk to Richard Quest on CNN, Sheik Ahmed said: It took me two years because I had to start with the vaccine first. That is, most of the population, which is more than 92% of the United Arab Emirates population, has been vaccinated. “

“As for the company, more than 90% of all staff are vaccinated. We are ourselves, the people around us, our families, and what we have to follow the rules. You also have to think about it. “

What about when he was asked how he sees post-pandemic emulation as strategically different from pre-pandemic airlines? “If you did it before the pandemic, why can’t you do it after the pandemic? We have to be fast.”

Regarding the prospects for the merger of Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways and their feasibility after the pandemic, Sheik Ahmed replied: ?? The competition is healthy and good. “

“We are not standing in one place. Population grows, businesses grow, what we can do with the surrounding area and us. This is what we have achieved, even during a pandemic. And that’s what we’ve proved. Speaking of Emirates, vaccines, freight, fresh food … moved people. And that was done because we have an airline. [that is] Strong and elastic to do the job. And we are still trying to prove to the world that we can do it. We did it before, and we do it after the pandemic. “

“Dubai is the place. Dubai is the brand. See how many people flocked to Dubai during the pandemic because the country was left open by rules and regulations.”

“We are in a world that must change all the time,” he concludes.

Sheik Ahmed said in November that Emirates plans to deploy more A380s as demand increases.

read: Emirates plans to deploy up to 60 A380s by the end of the year – Sheik Ahmed

The Emirates Group reported a net loss of 5.7 billion dirhams ($ 1.6 billion) between 2021 and 2010, an improvement over the loss of 14.1 billion dirhams ($ 3.8 billion) in the same period last year.

read: Dubai’s Emirates Group reports a six-month net loss of $ 1.6 billion

https://gulfbusiness.com/things-are-looking-better-after-two-years-emirates-ceo/ The situation is getting better in two years

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