The last flight of 2017, and it was the most successful of the decade.
Dubai’s first-class flight network, known as the “Dubai-Dubai Connection”, was established in 2013 and has become one of the largest in the world, according to data compiled by FlightStats.com.
The network of flight links between Dubai and Dubai, known collectively as the ‘Dubai Fly’, was established by Dubai Airways (DA), Emirates and Etihad Airways, in 2016 and is the only commercial flight network in the Middle East that has been operational since its inception.
In terms of revenue, DAB’s first flight to Dubai from its first London hub in 2021 delivered $6 million.
After that, the network was expanded in 2018, and its total revenue reached $27.5 billion in 2020, according data compiled in an analysis by Flight Stats.com and FlightNavigator.com which uses data from the company’s own flight-tracking platform.
As the network grew, so did its number of flights, reaching 1,500 flights in 2019.
The number of destinations increased from 684 to 1,928.
On December 6, 2018, the last flight in the network, the Airbus A380-923, took off from Dubai International Airport in the UAE.
A few weeks later, the first Emirates Airlines flight took off, this time from Dubai to London Heathrow Airport in London.
With the launch of the Emirates Airline to Dubai (EAD) route in 2019, Emirates and Delta became the first airlines in the region to begin flying direct between Dubai Airport and London Heathrows.
For 2018, EAD took off between Dubai International and Dubai’s International City, connecting the two cities via Emirates Air Line (EAL) flights.
By 2020, EAL flights had reached over 1,600 destinations in the UK and were now making over £50 million ($81.4 million) a day.
Delta also began operating direct flights between Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Dubai International in 2020 and in 2022, as well as connecting Dubai to Abu Dhabi, with flights continuing to make more than £40 million ($76.5 million) per day.
The Emirates Air Lines (EALS) flight network was launched in 2021 and is now estimated to be worth around £6.3 billion ($10.4 billion) a year.
It is now the most popular airline to fly between Dubai (Dubai) and London (LHR) by a wide margin, according the airline industry consultancy Airfarewatch.com, with EALS flights averaging $1,942 ($2,955) and Emirates flights averaging £1,735 ($2.955).
EADS also began flying to Dubai International via the EAL route in 2021, which is now an average of over $2,300 ($3,050) per hour.
At the end of 2018, Dubai Airways was the second largest airline in the US, accounting for 10.7 percent of all flights in the country.
Between 2021 and 2022, Emirates also had the second-largest network of flights in Africa, which has an average daily traffic of just over 1.2 million passengers.
Since the launch in 2020 of Emirates Airways, the number of Emirates flights to Dubai has grown from 686 to 1.3 million, with a total of £3.6 billion ($5.9 billion) in revenue.
Emirates has also continued to expand its network of routes between London and Dubai by connecting these destinations via the Emirates Fly to Dubai route, which connects the two airports in Dubai to each other.
DAB was also the only airline to begin connecting the capital city of Dubai to other major international cities, such as Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney, with the Emirates Dubai Airline connecting Dubai Airport with Singapore International Airport.
When the airline began operating in 2019 it began operating flights between London Heath, Paris and Amsterdam.
During the 2020s, the Emirates Flight network expanded, reaching 7,300 routes and was responsible for more than 40 percent of the country’s domestic air travel.
According to FlightStats, in 2019 the network had 2.1 million routes connecting London and other major European cities.
And by 2020, Emirates had reached a peak in traffic at 1.9 million daily flights.
In 2020, Dubai also began offering a “premium” service in which the price of the ticket was increased to match the destination of the flight.
EAS, the company that was the first to establish flights to and from Dubai and was the company with the largest network in Africa at the time, was founded in 1992 and is still the only operator of flights between the UK’s capital and the other destinations listed above.
Airline operators have been using the Dubai Fly to London route for a number of years