89 national and international air carriers operating at the airport by the end of December 2021

Dubai International handles 29.1 million passengers during 2021

  • 105% growth in passenger numbers during December 2021 compared to the same month in 2020. Archive

  • "Dubai International" recorded during the last quarter of 2021 about 11.8 million passengers, a growth of 125%.

    Emirates today


Data from the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority showed that the total number of passengers through Dubai International Airport during 2021 reached 29,110,609 passengers, compared to about 25.9 million passengers in 2020, a growth of 12.3%.

According to data obtained by "Emirates Today", the total number of international passengers who used the airport during December 2021 reached four million, 492 thousand and 762 passengers, compared to three million and 879 thousand and 375 passengers in November 2021, with a growth rate of 15.8%.

The data showed that the growth rate in the number of passengers during December 2021 compared to the same month of 2020, which recorded 2.18 million passengers, reached 105%.

During the last quarter of 2021, Dubai International Airport recorded about 11.8 million passengers, a growth of 125 percent, compared to the last quarter of 2020, which witnessed 5.23 million passengers.

In turn, January 2021 recorded about two million passengers, compared to 1.6 million passengers in February, more than two million passengers in March, 1.8 and 1.4 million passengers during April and May, respectively, and 1.5 million passengers in June 2021. The total number of passengers increased During July, it reached 1.9 million passengers, compared to 2.3 and 2.4 million passengers in August and September, at a time when October recorded 3.4 million passengers, and November 3.8 million passengers, reaching 4.49 million in December.

According to the latest data on the Dubai Airports website, the total number of destinations served by airlines operating at Dubai International Airport currently reached 198, with 89 national and international airlines operating flights to 92 countries at the end of December 2021.

According to data monitored by "Emirates Today", Dubai International Airport has restored 99% of the network with countries of the world, 83% of destinations, and 117% of the number of airlines that were operating their flights through the airport before the "Covid-19" pandemic, as it works in Dubai International Airport has more airlines, compared to pre-pandemic levels.

In turn, Dubai Airports confirmed that Dubai International Airport, the busiest in the world, returned to work at its full operational capacity at 100%, after the opening of the last phase of "Concourse A" in Building No. 3, where the return included all stations, and rest stops. restaurants, and retail outlets.

Dubai International Airport remains, according to Airports Council International, the world's busiest airport for international travelers, after retaining the title, for the seventh consecutive year, for annual traffic in 2020.

According to OAG International, a data provider for airports and airlines, Dubai International Airport maintains its position as the largest air transport crossing in the world in terms of seat capacity provided by airlines on international flights.

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