Fastest-growing top 3 airline goes to Emriates

08/09/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskell
Fastest-growing top 3 airline goes to Emriates

Emirates is set to become the fastest-growing airline among the world's three largest companies.The Dubai-based airline only last month entered into the top three list last month, overtaking United Airlines in the US and by scheduling 7.3 per cent more seats this month compared to last year, is to take the title as the fastest-growing carrier.By comparison, the world's largest airline in terms of capacity, Delta Airlines, has scheduled 2.1 per cent fewer passengers this month compared to its figures from last year, according to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation and Innovata.Its report stated: "Emirates … moved ahead of United Airlines this month, while its hub, Dubai, looks set to become the world's second biggest international airport by seats later this year, leapfrogging Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Paris Charles de Gaulle," Emirates 24/7 reported.The news also means that in less than two months, Dubai International Airport looks ready to become the world's second busiest airport, a jump from fourth now and 99th just ten years ago.