It is a flight that many of us have taken several times at some point in our lives, if not this year alone, and now London Heathrow to Dubai International Airport has been officially recognized as one of the most lucrative airlines in the world.
Earning nearly $ 800 million in revenue over the 12 months to March 2019, Emirates' seven-hour flight between London Heathrow and Dubai International Airport is only dropped from British Airways and Qantas Airways routes in the list of the 10 highest-cost routes , performed by UK-based airline travel intelligence company OAG.
British Airways was the only airline to break the $ 1 billion mark, with its London Heathrow to New York's John F Kennedy International Airport earning $ 1.15 billion in the last year. Melbourne Airport from Qantas to Sydney Airport came in second with a revenue of $ 861 million, while Emirates came in a close third with $ 796 million. That equated to 31,943 scheduled flight hours between Heathrow and Dubai.
The top ten companies were unchanged between 2017 and 2018, OAG said. However, total revenue across the board dipped slightly a year.
"[This] bounces off some of these in terms of size and scale are so valuable and indisputable, "OAG said.
Emirates was the only Middle East airline to feature in the first five, and was followed by Singapore Airlines' London Heathrow to Singapore's Changi Airport, and San Francisco International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport.
In a list of top European routes, Emirates came second with its Heathrow to Dubai International flight, while Etihad also made the list, coming in at number 10 with its own Heathrow flight to Abu Dhabi.
The UAE also dominates the African market, coming up with its flight from Johannesburg to Dubai, and then three more times in the top ten, with flights from Cairo, Kapetown and Mauritius.
"For each airline there is a small choice of lucrative routes, where either competitive advantage, market circumstances or limited competition make revenue streams," OAG said.
Finally, some reasoning why we can never seem to find any room in the upstairs closets when we return from London, or that we barely have a place to stay.
Updated: 17 August 2019 01:57