The Emirates Business Model

Replicating the Gulf carrier’s success in Europe and Africa

Emirates’ large presence at Dubai International Airport, public domain from Wikimedia Commons

Hub and Spoke

In this graphic, Denver and Los Angeles serve as the main hubs, with all of the other cities representing spokes. Public Domain from Wikimedia Commons.
This route map shows all of the cities Emirates passengers from Orlando can travel to with only one stop in Dubai. Hub and spoke enables wide access to cities around the world.

Emirates is Not Alone

Icelandair’s route map is the perfect example of the hub-and-spoke model. All Icelandair flights either begin or end at Keflavik International Airport outside of Reykjavik, Iceland.
JFK International Airport

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