Popular Emirates flight route announced as the world’s third most lucrative

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Emirates’ Dubai to Heathrow flight brought in nearly $800 million last year…

Emirates’ Dubai International Airport (DXB) to London Heathrow (LHR) flight route has been officially named as one of the world’s most lucrative routes, bringing in almost $800 million last year, according to flight analysts, OAG.

The findings came as part of a list of 10 highest-grossing services around the world compiled by OAG.

As Emirates operate a total of 14 flights between London Heathrow and Dubai a day (there and back), it’s no surprise to see it feature high in the list. Couple that with DXB’s positioning as a central hub that connects the Eastern and Western worlds, and you’ve got yourself a highly lucrative flight route

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Wondering which route topped the list? British Airways’ London Heathrow to JFK International airport in New York pulled in $1.15 billion (yes, billion) last year, followed by Qantas’ Melbourne to Sydney flight route at $861 million. Emirates’ Dubai to London Heathrow officially brought in $796 million.

Other routes that made it onto the top ten list include Singapore Airlines’ London Heathrow to Singapore’s Changi Airport route, and United Airlines’ San Francisco to Newark Liberty International Airport. Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad came in at number ten with their Heathrow flights to and from Abu Dhabi.

Combined, the ten routes that made the list pulled in more than $6 billion in revenue between April 2018 and March 2019. Wow.

John Grant of OAG, said: “For every airline there are a small selection of lucrative routes where either competitive advantage, market circumstances or limited competition make for very attractive revenues.”

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