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Aerotropolis by John D. Kasarda, Greg Lindsay
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While His Highness spent $500 million on a new concourse at Dubai International and $650 million more on the spinnaker-shaped, skyline-defining Burj Al Arab, Clark and Flanagan acquired a handful of new 777s, twin-engine long-haul jumbo jets that fly farther on less fuel than 747s. Armed with these state-of-the-art aircraft, Emirates made it its mission to rewire the world’s paths from Point A to Point B. After it broke into Australia, for example, it pounced on the lucrative “kangaroo routes” linking the Antipodes to London. The cities are far enough apart that no aircraft can make it on a regular tank. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t lay over in Dubai, especially if Emirates could use its hub to lower costs and offer lower fares. This insight had enormous ramifications for strategy; any flight between two cities in the East and West that didn’t warrant its own nonstop—Milan-to-Tokyo, or Frankfurt-to-Bangkok—could connect via Dubai as easily as anywhere else, and should.