Emirates Airline said that it has restored 90% of its network and is on track to reach 70% of pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021.
Emirates also said that its Irish operation is gearing up for its busiest month since February 2020 and flights from Dublin to Dubai and onwards to eastern destinations are booking up fast for Christmas.
"Bookings for December have been brisk and we are almost at full capacity for the whole month of December and right into January," Enda Corneille, the airline's country manager for Ireland, said..
"While this would not have been unusual pre-2020, it's a significant boost to our operations in Dublin and indeed our sector, following a turbulent 20 months," he said.
It's heartening to finally be able to say, with some confidence, that the outlook for 2022 is positive," he added.
Having reduced its service to just two weekly flights at the start of the pandemic, Emirates is now operating a daily service between Dublin and Dubai and onwards to more than 120 destinations.
It said the top two destinations for Irish holidaymakers this season are Dubai and the Maldives, with Dubai attracting almost 70% of all passenger traffic.