OAG: capture 4 of the busiest air routes

Dubai International consolidates its gains as the largest air transport crossing in the world

29 million passengers via "Dubai International" during 2021. Archive

Dubai International Airport continued to consolidate its gains as the largest international air transport crossing in the world, accounting for four of the 10 busiest air routes this January, according to data from OAG International, a provider of airport and airline data.

The four paths

Data for the corporation, a copy of which was received by "Emirates Today", showed that the flight path between Dubai and Riyadh ranked first in the world, registering about 289.5 thousand seats, followed by the "Dubai - London Heathrow" path in third place globally, with 247 thousand seats, then the flight path. "Dubai-Jeddah", which came in fourth place, with about 218,000 seats, and the "Bahrain-Dubai" flight path, which came in seventh place, registering about 168,000 seats.

middle east level

In the Middle East, Dubai International Airport acquired seven of the 10 largest flight routes, and these routes included: "Dubai - Riyadh" in the first place, "Dubai - London Heathrow" in the third, and "Dubai - Jeddah" in the third place. Fourth place, "Dubai - Bahrain" in fifth place, "Dubai - Karachi" in seventh place, "Dubai - Kuwait" in eighth, and "Dubai - Cairo" in ninth place.

scheduled seats

Data published by OAG also showed that the total number of seats scheduled on international flights through Dubai International Airport reached about 3.5 million seats during January 2022, so that “Dubai International” maintained its first position, as the largest international airport in scheduled seat capacity, with a difference Big compared to London Heathrow, which came second.

According to the data published by the corporation, Dubai International Airport continued its strong performance, ranking second in the world in total seat capacity on flights (international and domestic) together, after Hartsfield Atlanta Airport, which came first.

Destinations and Trips

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

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

According to the data, the total number of international passengers who used the airport during December 2021 reached 4,492,762 passengers, compared to 3,879,375 passengers in November 2021, with a growth rate of 15.8%.

• 289.5 thousand seats recorded by the flight path between Dubai and Riyadh.

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