Emirates Airline recently offered slashed business class fares to its customers in an effort to shore up occupancy on its business class flights. The airline said that it is confronting depleting premium traffic in the U.S. and Europe and wants to make up its losses by cutting fares to worldwide destinations.
The airline’s three-day sale on its business class worldwide ended recently. The airline offered cheap business class tickets for travel between July 24 and August 4, 2013. The business airfares offered by the airline was about 20 percent lower than the normal fares.
Emirates Airline presently offers services to 134 destinations across the world. The airline conducts 185 weekly flights to India alone. The airline operates five daily flights to Mumbai with each flight having 42 business class seats.
With five daily flights to Mumbai, Emirates Airline thus offers 210 business class seats to this destination alone, which needs to be filled up by the airline in any case.
Currently, Emirates Airline is offering flight services to 10 destinations in India and has flown 26 million passengers from here in over the last 10 years .