Emirates records busiest baggage handling winter in 3 years
Dubai carrier registers a 99.9% success rate
Dubai-headquartered Emirates has navigated its busiest winter for baggage handling in the last three years.
The winter period, from September 2023 to January 2024, witnessed the airline handling an average of 2.7 million bags each month on routes from Dubai to 140 global destinations, maintaining an impressive 99.9% success rate.
Emirates boasts an outstanding statistical record, with 99.9% of all baggage originating from Dubai or transferring through reaching its rightful owner on time and at the correct destination.
Throughout an average Emirates journey, a passenger’s luggage embarks on a meticulous journey, interacting with various Emirates team members – from porter’s trolley to check-in agents, baggage belts, high-tech security scans, dnata baggage containers, and finally onto the moveable dollies bound for Emirates aircraft.
At the ready
In the rare event of baggage delay, Emirates addresses an array of scenarios, ranging from accidentally torn baggage tags to bags falling off underground baggage belts.
The airline’s robust systems and procedures ensure swift resolution, with timely tracking available through Emirates Bag Connect – a product accessible on the Emirates app and website.
Despite the complexity of international travel, Emirates reports a minimal rate of baggage mishandling at 1.3 in 1000 at the Dubai hub, 30 times lower than some other providers.
Even on a global scale, where luggage undergoes intricate journeys, 91% of unavoidably delayed bags are reunited with their owners within 72 hours.
Emirates attributes its best-in-class baggage handling to multimillion-dollar investments in tailored software, providing complete visibility of journeys.
The airline’s commitment to innovation and excellence has driven consistent improvements over the last two decades, facilitated by a world-class team trained to the highest standards globally.
As the world’s largest international airline, Emirates underscores the importance of seamless collaboration with partners such as dnata, Siemens technology, and Dubai Airports. This collaboration ensures that the airline’s passengers and their luggage have a good travel experience.
Emirates boasts a diverse fleet comprising Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The airline’s flagship is the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
Additionally, the carrier operates the Boeing 777, which is renowned for its efficiency and long-haul capabilities.
Featured image: Emirates excels in best-in-class baggage handling. Image: Emirates