These are the reasons why EK
is growing :
is very much dependant on Emirates so the DXB
govt pumps a lot of $$$ into EK
and its subsidiaries esp DNATA and the local hotels
is a v v v safe city with no tension and minimal violence
3. It has beautiful beaches and world class hotels and other facilities at competitive rates thus proving to be a very attractive destination for everyone.
4. VISAS are very easy to attain for all nationals and EK
too gives free 1-2-3 day/night stays for pax during certain times of the year
5. Emirates is by far the best airline WHEN IT
MARKETING THEIR PRODUCT AND BRAND NAME. This has according to me made the airline a household name in the key markets of UK-USA-CAN
-PAK etc etc.
plays host to world famous events such as tennis, PGA
, the worlds richest horse race plus the mega DXB
Shopping Festival every March.
7. TAXES are v v v v low in DXB
so the airline imports its aircraft free of cost with no duty.
8. EKs financial results are not only of the airline's operations itself...when EK
declares a profit (every year since 1987), it also includes (but doesnt mention) the $$$ made from its DNATA and other network agencies/companies!
9. DXBs geographic location is too good...it lies right in the middle of Europe/Africa and Australia as well as Europe/Africa and the Far East...so that has a huge bonus for EK
when it comes to getting the transit traffic for these routes.
has an open skies policy with all airlines/countries, so naturally they expect to get the same or some big concession/benefit when EK
is interested in flying to other countries!