Data for the «Cirium» Foundation, which specializes in aviation sector studies, showed that Dubai International Airport recorded great growth rates, with the various airlines carrying resumed regular flights, indicating that seat capacity in the largest air transport hub in the world rose by 200% during this July , Compared to last month.
According to the data that Emirates Today obtained a copy of, the total seat capacity on the scheduled flights in June 2020 reached about 549 thousand seats, increasing to more than one million and 650 thousand seats in July, while it is expected that next August will witness additional growth rates , With the increase in the number of flights and air carriers at the airport.
The total number of airlines, which have resumed regular flights to Dubai Airport, reached 16 national and foreign companies, following the recent decisions and facilities adopted by the Dubai government.
Dubai Airports Corporation welcomed this week the regular flights of British Airways to join a list of international companies, including: "Blue Air", "Air France", "Cebu Pacific", "EgyptAir", Ethiopian Airlines, "Aviation" Gulf ”,“ KLM ”,“ Lufthansa ”,“ Mahan Air ”, Middle East Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and“ Royal Jordanian ”. According to the «OAG» International provider of airport data, Emirates Airlines increased its operating capacity from 78,000 seats per week at the beginning of last June to 258,000 the first of this July, with the airline resuming its flights to more destinations.
It is noteworthy that Dubai Airport held its first position in the world, in terms of the number of international travelers, during 2019, for the sixth year in a row.