The country's airports have crossed the one million weekly seat barrier since the pandemic began

"Dubai International" retains the first place as the largest airport in "seat capacity"

The seat capacity scheduled through «Emirates Airlines» rose to 850.1 thousand within a week.


Data published by OAG International, a provider of airport and airline data, showed that the total number of scheduled seats on international flights through Dubai International Airport exceeded the three million seat barrier during November 2021, so that Dubai International maintained its first position as the largest international airport in capacity. Scheduled seat.

continuous growth

According to the data, which "Emirates Today" obtained a copy of, Dubai Airport continued to record continuous growth rates over the past months in the number of seats occupied by various airlines at the airport, with the continuous increase in the number of flights, and the resumption of more air carriers to their operations in the airport.

The scheduled seat capacity in Dubai International increased significantly during this November, recording about 12.5%, compared to last October.


London Heathrow Airport ranked second in the world, registering more than 2.2 million seats, by a large difference, compared to Dubai International, which occupies the first place, while Amsterdam Airport ranked third, registering 2.2 million seats, and then Paris International Airport in fourth place. With more than two million seats, Frankfurt International Airport followed with two million seats.

Country Airports

The data indicated that Dubai acquired five of the busiest international flight paths, which include flight paths starting or ending in the Emirates to and from Riyadh, London Heathrow, Jeddah, Bahrain and Cairo.

Data from OAG International showed that airlines operating in UAE airports will occupy a total of more than 1.03 million seats on flights, during the week that began on November 22, compared to 1.02 million scheduled seats during the previous week, with a rate of A growth of about 1.9%.

Thus, the seat capacity in the country’s airports exceeds the one million seat barrier for the first time since the start of the “Covid-19” pandemic.

"Fly Emirates"

The scheduled seat capacity through Emirates Airlines increased during the week that started from November 22, 2021, to about 850.1 thousand seats, a growth of 1%, compared to the previous week.


According to the data, airlines in the Middle East will occupy about 3.46 million seats this week, compared to 3.38 million seats in the previous week, pointing out that the UAE market accounts for more than 29.5% of the total capacity occupied by airlines in the region. As a whole.


It is noteworthy that the Dubai Airports Corporation, in a recent report, expected that it will handle about 1.8 million passengers between November 25 and December 5, with an average traffic rate of about 164,000 passengers per day, while congestion is expected to reach its peak in The fourth of December, with an average traffic rate of more than 190,000 passengers per day.

global capacity

According to data published by OAG International, airlines around the world will occupy 76.5 million seats this week, noting that despite the recent “Covid-19” wave in Central Europe, this has not yet affected the seat capacity.

• 12.5% ​​growth in scheduled seat capacity in Dubai International during November, compared to October.

• Dubai captures 5 of the busiest international flight routes.

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