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Air India's rise to affect Emirates but we will adapt: Country head

Airline has approached govt for allocation of more flights to India

Emirates India head, Mohammed Sarhan
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Emirates India head Mohammed Sarhan

Deepak Patel New Delhi
Air India’s rise will affect Emirates, but it will adapt by reviewing its flight network according to the situation and maintaining top-class in-flight products and services, said the airline’s vice-president (India & Nepal) Mohammed Sarhan. “We don’t focus too much on the competition. We do our part, and that is how we are always ahead of the game,” Sarhan told Business Standard in an interview.

In 2022, Emirates carried 4.45 million passengers on 15,814 flights between Dubai and India. In 2021, when Covid-related travel restrictions were in place, the airline carried 1.33 million passengers on 8,633 flights between Dubai and India.

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First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 9:10 AM IST

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