OAG: 10% growth in seat capacity within weeks

430 thousand seats on international flights departing in "Dubai International" within a week

Passenger traffic through Dubai Airport during the month of December recorded its highest rate since the start of "Corona".


OAG International, which provides airport and airline data, reported that airlines operating at Dubai International Airport occupied 430,246 seats on international flights departing from the airport, during the week of December 28, 2020.

The Foundation stated, to "Emirates Today", that the seat capacity at Dubai International Airport has registered a continuous growth in recent weeks, at an average rate of about 10%, indicating that these growth rates are expected to continue during the next few weeks, according to the movement Scheduled flights for various airlines operating at the airport.

According to the corporation’s data, Dubai International Airport has recorded growth rates, with national carriers resuming operations to many new destinations around the world, as well as more foreign carriers operating their flights through the airport, in addition to increasing the number of their scheduled flights weekly.

According to the data, the airlines operated a total of 1622 international flights departing during the week that began on December 28.

In addition, the latest data of the corporation showed earlier, that the seat capacity of airlines operating at airports in the UAE amounted to about 592 thousand seats on flights, in the week that began since December 21, 2020.

Finally, the Dubai Airports Corporation said that passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport during last December recorded its highest rates since the start of the new Corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic, noting that the airport serves thousands of passengers daily, in addition to transit passengers.

Dubai Airports Corporation expects a significant increase in traffic through Dubai International Airport during the period from January 1 to January 7, as about 545,000 passengers are expected to use the airport, including 78,000 on January 2 and 3, 2021, the peak travel period for this period.

The «Emirates Airlines» had said that it was preparing to serve large numbers of passengers on its flights;

Departures through Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, today and tomorrow, in addition to receiving traffic arrivals to Dubai, and revealed that the reservation data indicates that the number of departures on its flights during the two aforementioned days will exceed 70,000 passengers.

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