OAG: ranked second in the world

15% growth in seat capacity at Dubai International during December

Dubai International leads the world in seat capacity on international flights.

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Dubai International Airport has made a big leap in the list of the largest airports in the world in terms of seat capacity on scheduled flights (international and domestic) together during this December, to be ranked second globally compared to the eighth in November 2021, according to the international provider OAG. For the data of airports and airlines, while the airport has for years been occupying the first place in the world in seat capacity on international flights.

According to the institution’s data, which Emirates Today obtained a copy of, Dubai International Airport was able to add about 460,000 seats at once on flights at the airport during this December, to achieve a strong growth in seat capacity scheduled during December 2021 by 15%, And to reach 3.54 million seats, compared to 3.07 million seats last November.

In turn, Atlanta Airport retained its first position as the largest airport in the world in terms of scheduled seat capacity during December 2021, due to the large number of domestic flights operated at the airport.

According to OAG data, the seat capacity at Dubai International Airport during December 2021 constituted about 74.4% of the total scheduled seat capacity during December 2019.

In addition, the Corporation's data showed that the UAE acquired three of the 20 largest international flight routes in terms of scheduled seat capacity, including routes between "Emirates and India", "Emirates and Saudi Arabia", and "Emirates and Pakistan".

The number of passengers through Dubai International Airport increased to 20.7 million since the beginning of this year, until last October, while the number of passengers at the airport during the third quarter of the year reached 6.7 million.

It is noteworthy that Dubai International Airport currently provides its services for travel to 83% of destinations in 99% of countries through 108% of airlines, compared to what it was before the “Covid-19” pandemic.

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