Emirates reported large income losses for 2020 on Tuesday.
The Dubai-based airline recorded an annual lack of $5.5 billion. The income in 2020 fell 66% to $8.four billion from greater than $25 billion in 2019. The 12 months earlier than, Emirates turned a revenue of $288 million, in response to a press launch.
The airline attributed its monetary woes to the coronavirus-related restrictions, together with the non permanent closure of passenger flights out and in of the United Arab Emirates and lowered demand for international air travel. Emirates’ whole passenger and cargo capability declined by 58% in 2020, in response to the discharge. The provider additionally reduce jobs in 2020.
Emirates had already reported large income losses for the primary half of 2020. The authorities of Dubai, which owns Emirates, gave the airline $2 billion final 12 months to assist it keep afloat. On Tuesday, Emirates stated it has acquired $3.1 billion in capital from Dubai.
Last 12 months was the primary nonprofitable 12 months for Emirates Group, which incorporates the airline, in additional than 33 years, in response to the discharge.
Emirates might bounce again in 2021, and the airline has largely rebuilt its flight community. Earlier this month, Emirates launched a new service to Miami.