The country's airports record the second highest global growth rate in seat capacity

Dubai Airports expects one million passengers within 11 days

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  • Issa Al Shamsi: “We are prepared, and doing everything we can to ensure that passengers have a safe and smooth experience at Dubai International Airport.”

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Dubai Airports Corporation revealed that Dubai International Airport is preparing for what may be the busiest weekend so far this year, as the airport is expected to handle more than one million passengers during the next 11 days (12-22 August), due to the The seasonal peak coincided with the end of the summer holidays, with the return of families to the UAE, the UAE's conditional easing of travel regulations for passengers arriving and transiting (transit) from many Asian and African countries, and the UK's decision to transfer the UAE to the "yellow list".

The corporation urged travelers to view the latest travel regulations and plan their trips, and also stressed the importance of adhering to the measures and procedures by travelers and their recipients at the airport, at a time when OAG International, the provider of airport and airline data, revealed that Dubai International Airport has maintained its position As the world's largest airport in terms of seat capacity on international flights, with 2.38 million seats in July 2021.

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In detail, the Dubai Airports Corporation urged travelers to view the latest travel regulations and plan their trips, and revealed that Dubai International Airport is preparing for what may be the busiest weekend, so far, this year, as the airport, which is the busiest international airport, is expected to deal In the world, with more than 1 million passengers over the next 11 days (12-22 August), with a daily peak average of 100,000 passengers on weekends.

This increase comes as a result of coinciding with the seasonal peak at the end of the summer holidays, with the return of families to the UAE, and the UAE’s conditional easing of travel regulations for passengers arriving and transiting (transit), from many Asian and African countries, including India, and the United Kingdom’s decision to transfer the Emirates to « Yellow List.

Fully prepared

"We are ready and doing our best to ensure that passengers have a safe and smooth experience at Dubai International Airport," said Issa Al Shamsi, Vice President of Operations at Dubai Airports.

He explained that due to recent changes in travel requirements, which can often vary, depending on the starting point and destination of the flight, travelers can make a big difference in their experience at the airport, by following some simple rules and tips.

He continued, "Given that the number of passengers will be significantly higher in the arrivals area during this period, it is important that recipients not cause congestion in the front yard of the building, and that they receive their friends and family arriving in comfort, using the car parking and valet service."

travel requirements

“Dubai Airports” strongly urged all dealers to adhere to a number of procedures, given that travel requirements have changed globally, in recent weeks and months, due to the “Covid-19” pandemic, stressing that they always check with the traveler’s airline, To obtain information about travel requirements, check the arrival or departure building before arriving at the airport, as well as confirm the travel requirements of the country to which the customer will travel (including a negative PCR test report before starting the trip).

Dubai Airports also called on customers to use the airport parking areas or valet parking to receive guests in complete comfort, noting that stopping vehicles to transport passengers from the front arrival yard is a traffic violation and causes congestion in and around the terminal building.

“Dubai Airports” also stressed the importance of always wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance at the airport, refraining from traveling and seeking medical advice in the event of any symptoms of the “Covid-19” virus, and also called on travelers to ensure that travel documents (passport and visa) ) up-to-date and valid before heading to the airport, and saying goodbye to family and friends at home, to help avoid congestion in the front yard of the building.

Seating capacity

In addition, the OAG International Corporation, the provider of airport and airline data, revealed that airlines operating in the UAE airports occupied a total of more than 722,165 seats on flights, during the week that began on the ninth of August, compared to 682 1,533 seats in the previous week, an increase of 39,632 additional seats, and a growth of 5.8%, as the second highest growth rate in the list of the 20 largest markets around the world.

The Foundation said that the seat capacity recorded a growth of 68.4%, this week, compared to the levels of the same week of 2020, but it is still about 50% less than its weekly rates compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Dubai International Airport maintained its position as the largest airport in the world in terms of seat capacity on international flights, with about 2.38 million seats in July 2021, followed by Amsterdam Airport in second place with about 2.3 million seats, while Frankfurt Airport, Germany, came third with about two million seats.

The Corporation stated that the airlines operating in the airports of the UAE, in total, occupied more than three million and 92 thousand seats on flights, during the whole of last July, compared to two million and 520 thousand seats in June, with a growth rate of 22.7%.

And airlines in the Middle East will occupy about 2.9 million seats, during the week that began on August 9, 2021, with a slight growth of 0.6% compared to the previous week.

Passenger comfort measures

Dubai Airports confirmed that it is working closely with its partners, including 55 international carriers, in addition to 100 food and beverage outlets, retail outlets, and monitoring and health authorities, to ensure the welfare and comfort of customers.

And it confirmed that it is taking comprehensive measures to preserve the health, safety and well-being of customers and employees in all its facilities, including: periodic cleaning, facilitating passenger testing processes, vaccinating airport employees, thermal examination, social distancing posters, providing hand sanitizing stations, and using protective plexiglass upon check-in, immigration counters, availability of personal protective equipment, as well as increased levels of sterilization in accordance with international standards as stipulated by local and federal bodies.

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