ANALYSIS: What Were the Busiest O&D City Pairs in the Emirates Network in June 2015?

While a growing number of Emirates Airline passengers are beginning or ending their journeys in Dubai, a significant proportion of Emirates traffic simply uses Dubai as a transit point between two other points.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier, Emirates Airline is a great example of the important role a hub operation can play in supporting individual city pairs. The airline’s Dubai International Airport hub has established itself as the largest international airport in the world thanks in a big part to the operations of Emirates. While a growing number of passengers are beginning or ending their journeys in the metropolis, a significant proportion of Emirates traffic simply uses Dubai as a transit point between two other points.

Using data from Sabre Airport Data Intelligence we highlight the busiest O&D city pairs in the airline’s network in June 2015, excluding its Dubai hub. It is the Jeddah – Jakarta route that was the airline’s busiest in June 2015, ahead of its continuation services to New York from Milan and from Auckland, New Zealand into Australia.

Rank Origin Destination Estimated O&D Passengers (June 2015)
1 Jeddah (JED) Jakarta (CGK) 9,692
2 Milan (MXP) New York (JFK) 8,935
3 New York (JFK) Milan (MXP) 8,831
4 Auckland (AKL) Sydney (SYD) 4,356
5 Auckland (AKL) Melbourne (MEL) 4,353
6 Auckland (AKL) Brisbane (BNE) 4,352
7 Jeddah (JED) Karachi (KHI) 4,302
8 Colombo (CMB) Singapore (SIN) 4,293
9 Jakarta (CGK) Jeddah (JED) 4,246
10 Brisbane (BNE) Auckland (AKL) 4,172

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