The Emirates Business Model

Replicating the Gulf carrier’s success in Europe and Africa

After Emirates rapidly turned Dubai into one of the world’s largest flight connection hubs, airlines around the world sought to replicate their success. Their business model — operating large-capacity aircraft on hub-and-spoke routes with Dubai at the center — enabled mass expansion at hyper-efficient levels. In this article I will examine Emirates’ path to world domination, as well as take a closer look at some of the other airlines attempting similar strategies. In a rapidly…