Civil Aviation: 786 thousand tons, the volume of air cargo

8.8 million passengers traveled through UAE airports in the first quarter

The UAE market accounts for 27% of the capacity occupied by airlines in the region.

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During the first quarter of this year, the number of passengers traveling through the country's airports reached more than 8.8 million passengers, while the volume of air cargo through the air ports reached about 786.3 thousand tons, according to data from the General Authority of Civil Aviation.

OAG, which provides data for airports and airlines, revealed that airlines operating in UAE airports will operate 624,000 seats on flights this week.

Passengers and freight

In detail, the General Authority of Civil Aviation stated that the total number of passengers through the state's airports reached 8 million, 820 thousand and 252 passengers during the first quarter of this year.

In data sent to Emirates Today, the authority stated that the volume of air shipments through the air ports reached 786,364 tons.

During the last period, national carriers continued to resume the bulk of their network of destinations in various international markets with the gradual easing of travel restrictions due to the "Covid-19" pandemic.

Seat capacity

In addition, OAG International, which provides airport and airline data, revealed that airlines operating in the country's airports will operate 624,000 seats on flights during the week that began on April 19, compared to 639,000 the previous week. A slight decline of 2.3%.

The corporation’s data, of which Emirates Today obtained a copy, showed that seat capacity increased by 254% this week, compared to the corresponding week of April 2020, which coincided with the suspension of scheduled passenger flights at the country's airports following the “Covid-19” pandemic. As the seat capacity at that time reached about 176 thousand seats.

Middle east

The corporation stated that airlines in the Middle East will occupy about 2.3 seats this week, a decline of about 1.5%, compared to the previous week, noting that the UAE market accounts for about 27% of the total capacity occupied by airlines in the region.

the world

Globally, the seat capacity of international airlines reached 61.1 million this week, down by about 2% on a weekly basis, registering a decline in the second consecutive week.

OAG stated that three of the five largest regional markets are still witnessing a decline in capacity on a weekly basis, with more than 300,000 seats reduced in each. Western Europe has seen capacity drop by about 12% in the past two weeks, while capacity has decreased. Both South and Southeast Asia increased by 10% in the same time period.

She added that other regions with significant reductions in weekly capacity include North Africa (15%) and South America (8%), highlighting the continuing global impact of the epidemic.

Retreat

OAG International, which provides airport and airline data, said that airline capacity around the world is declining, as seat capacity will decrease until the end of next August by 4%, with the removal of about 87.3 million additional seats from the tables by airlines.

• Airlines operating at the country's airports will occupy 624,000 seats during the week.

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