OAG: It reached 270 seats this July

Dubai International ranks first in the world in seat capacity per flight

  • Emirates Airlines' resumption of use of the A380 will push average capacity to a level close to 2019 levels

  • The average seat capacity per flight is 270 in July.



Dubai International Airport ranked first in the world in terms of average seat capacity available per flight, according to a recent study issued by OAG International, a provider of airport and airline data.

In a study obtained by Emirates Today, the Foundation stated that the average seat capacity for each flight at Dubai International Airport, which ranks first in the world in international passenger traffic, reached 270 seats during this July, compared to 298 seats in July of 2019. , referring to the large size of the aircraft that are operated at Dubai International Airport, especially international flights.

The foundation said that the resumption of more services provided by Emirates Airlines, specifically using the giant Airbus A380 aircraft, will push the average capacity to a level close to approximately 300 seats at 2019 levels.

According to the data provided by the Corporation, "Tokyo Haneda International Airport" ranked second in the world with an average capacity of 204 seats per flight in July 2021, compared to 243 seats in July 2019, while Beijing Capital Airport ranked third with 205 seats in July 2021 compared to 215 in the same period in 2019.

Flight recovery

The corporation indicated that aviation's recovery continues, as airlines reshape and re-evaluate their strategies for the next decade, including adjusting their networks, reviewing their fleets and operating models, as well as renegotiating many supplier agreements.


It is noteworthy that Dubai International Airport maintained its first position in the world as the busiest international airport in the world in terms of seat capacity for scheduled flights during this July, according to the Corporation’s data, as the seat capacity of scheduled flights at Dubai International Airport during July 2021 amounted to about 2.38 million seats.

International Destinations

The latest data on the Dubai Airports website showed that the total number of destinations served by airlines operating at Dubai International Airport reached 150, operated by 58 national and international airlines.

According to the latest data of the institution monitored by "Emirates Today", Dubai International Airport currently serves 63% of destinations in 89% of countries, as it deals with 72% of airlines that operated their flights through Dubai Airport before the "Covid-19" pandemic. .

For its part, data from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority showed that the total number of passengers through Dubai International Airport during the first half of this year reached 10,645,230 passengers.

According to the data obtained by "Emirates Today", the total number of international passengers who used Dubai Airport during June 2021 reached about 1.55 million, compared to 1.47 million passengers in May 2021.

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