Emirates, one of many world’s largest long-haul airways, reported a 21 % rise in full-year revenue on Sunday, however warned the outbreak of the brand new coronavirus hit its efficiency within the fourth quarter of the monetary yr. The Dubai state provider made 1.1 billion dirhams ($287.5 million) within the 12 months to March 31, in comparison with 871 million dirhams a yr earlier.
Revenue contracted 6.1 % to 92 billion dirham because the variety of passengers carried fell 4.2 % to 56.2 million.
Emirates blamed the drop in income on runway works at Dubai International airport final yr, forcing the airline to scale back capability for 45 days, and the coronavirus pandemic which has crushed journey demand.
The airline suspended common, scheduled passengers flights in late March, although it has since operated some companies for foreigners leaving the United Arab Emirates, whereas cargo flights proceed to function.
Emirates sister airport companies firm Dnata noticed revenue drop by 57 % to 618 million dirhams, which the corporate attributed to elevated funding in its catering and airport companies divisions and weak demand for the journey enterprise.
Dnata’s revenue would have been 72 % decrease had it not been for a one-time divestment, and the unit has began a evaluation of its journey enterprise which booked a 132 million dirham impairment.
Profit at Emirates Group, which counts Emirates airline and dnata amongst its belongings, fell 28 % to 1.7 billion dirham. Revenue was down 4.eight % to 104 billion.
Unfavourable foreign money change charges price the Group 1 billion in revenue, it mentioned, whereas it additionally noticed some respite from cheaper oil costs.