Emirates and their fleet.

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RaptorNation158

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Emirates and their fleet.

Hi all, I recently looked over at EK's A380 network and can't figure out how the hell they can order 90+ A380s and still manage to fill them up? Any insight on this would be really helpful!

Richard Brown

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Emirates clearly know how to make it work. They succeed by offering connections and routes often shunned by many of the other major carriers, the creation of a thriving business and leisure HUB in Dubai and a lot of transportation of labour into Dubai. They also offer better than average service, making them the airline of choice for many. Labour and fuel costs too are relatively low by European and US standards, allowing them more economic muscle. There are no doubt many other reasons too!

RaptorNation158

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Thanks Richard!

TomGoddardd

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As stated in Ultimate Airport Dubai, the aviation industry in Dubai supplies jobs for around 1/5th of the population. The sheer scale of the airport and the traffic it takes is enormous. The reason why Emirates can keep the demand up for all their orders is mostly because of good marketing, reasonable J and F products but mostly because everyone thinks they are superior in economy. Not only is DXB a transit hub but many people want to visit the Middle East because they haven't yet. It is a relatively new country and people want to go there! Another reason why they can fill their planes up is because the amount of destinations that fly to. People like flexibility, and that is exactly what Emirates gives, flying to many countries where DXB is a great transitting hub.

DXB is not really a spotters heaven, but if all the aircraft were in different livieries OMG I would have to live there! 

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