For the purpose of visiting friends and relatives and work
"Wego": 70% growth in airline ticket reservations in the UAE during July
Emirates Airlines will increase the number of stations it covers to 70 destinations this month. A.F.B.
The company "Wego", which specializes in the sector of travel services and online reservations, reported that ticket reservations in the UAE market witnessed a growth of 70% during last July, compared to the previous month. The percentage is expected to increase or maintain its rates in the coming months, with more openings. Borders and resumption of flights to more destinations.
She stated that most of these trips are for the purpose of visiting friends and relatives, and that a small part of them are for work, noting that the traveler's confidence in travel has begun to improve with the precautionary measures and measures followed by most countries, airports and airlines.
In detail, Mamoun Hamidan, general manager of the company "Wego", which specializes in the sector of travel services and online reservations for the Middle East, North Africa and India, said, "The demand for travel has begun to gradually recover, with more airlines resuming their flights to and from Dubai and other destinations. "We see an increase in the number of flights and reservations," he added.
He added that it is likely that the increase in the rates of resumption of flights between countries and regions close to each other will continue, as long as the levels of (Coronavirus infections) in these areas are low, and this will stimulate the demand for air travel.
A noticeable increase
Humaidan said that when comparing reservations for June and July, we see a very significant increase of 70% in the UAE market. We expect the percentage to increase or maintain its rates in the coming months with the opening of more borders and the resumption of flights to more destinations.
He said, "Most of these trips are for the purpose of visiting friends and relatives, and a small part of them are for work purposes," adding: "We see that the traveler's confidence in travel has begun to improve with the precautionary measures and measures followed by most countries, airports and airlines."
He continued, "The traveler has several options available by airlines to facilitate the reservation process, and in the event that his flight is not canceled, he can keep his reservation, pending developments that will arise in the situation at his destination."
Humaidan indicated that the traveler can also re-choose the timing of his flight or cancel the reservation and obtain a voucher that entitles him to travel for a specific period determined by the airline, pointing out that the conditions for booking the airlines can be viewed.
He mentioned that with regard to the most prominent destinations in flight reservations from Dubai, Egypt topped the list, followed by India, Morocco, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and among the regional destinations, Kuwait emerged after the opening of flights and borders with some countries.
Humaidan pointed out that the volume of demand for air travel is not increasing evenly across the world, as the various restrictions applied by governments, especially those related to imposing quarantines on travelers coming from certain countries, affect the demand for flights.
And he indicated that the orientation for tourism or aviation in general, during the coming period, will be primarily towards tourism for individuals and small groups, and to rely on the markets less affected by the virus.
Emirates Airlines announced that the number of stations covered by its global network will increase to 70 destinations this month, which is more than half the number of cities it served before the Covid-19 pandemic, as the airline continues to gradually expand its operations while maintaining the The health and safety of its customers, crew and the communities it serves is a top priority, while flydubai operates its regular flights to 24 global destinations within its network, and the two companies together currently cover more than 80 destinations in the six continents of the world.
The total number of airlines that resumed their regular flights to Dubai International Airport, 16 national and foreign companies, following the recent decisions and facilities taken by the Dubai government, which included permitting travel, starting from June 23, and the start of receiving tourists as of July 7, in addition to allowing the return Residents.
In turn, Etihad Airways announced that it would operate flights to 18 destinations, starting from the first of next September, including six Arab destinations, bringing the total to 61 destinations in various regions of the world.
"The traveler's confidence in travel has begun to improve with the measures and precautionary measures followed."
A destination on the six continents of the world covered by "Emirates Airlines" and "flydubai".