Emirates airline has seen an increase in passenger traffic, carrying 15.5 million passengers and a strong passenger seat factor at 81.2 per cent for the first six months of the current financial year.

Premium class seat factors have also risen by 2.6 percentage points, reflecting an encouraging change in the global economic outlook. The airline had generated a net profit of 925 million dollars for the first six months ending September 30, a release said.  “Results for the first half of the financial year are incredibly robust and reflect the airline's success in growing customer demand, products and customer service,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline, said.  With 62 new state-of-the-art aircraft ordered in the first half, the airline remains well positioned to capitalise on this growth. SkyCargo continues to post steady revenue growth contributing to around 17.8 per cent of the airline's transport revenue.