OAG: Record 3.7 million scheduled seats in March

Dubai International maintains its position as the world's largest air transport hub

Dubai International Airport received 29.1 million passengers in 2021. Archive

Data published by OAG International, the provider of airport and airline data, showed that the total number of seats scheduled on international flights through Dubai International Airport, during this March, amounted to about 3.7 million seats, so that “Dubai International” maintained its first position as the largest airport. International in seat capacity scheduled on international flights, by a large difference compared to “London Heathrow”, which came second.

world leader

According to data, "Emirates Today" received a copy of it, Dubai International Airport continued to maintain its lead, with a difference of more than one million seats, compared to "London Heathrow International Airport", which recorded about 2.7 million seats, and then "Amsterdam Airport", which the Netherlands, which It came in third place with 2.5 million seats.

"International and Domestic"

According to data published by the corporation, Dubai International Airport continued its strong performance, ranking second globally in total seat capacity on both international and domestic flights, after Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport in the United States.

crowded tracks

Dubai acquired four of the 10 busiest international routes during March 2022, according to the report, noting that three of these routes are concentrated between Dubai and stations in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and the fourth is with London Heathrow Airport.

The data indicated that the "Dubai-Riyadh route" ranked first in the world in terms of the busiest international routes in March, with about 260,000 seats, while the "Dubai-London Heathrow route" came in third place with about 220,000 seats.

The "Dubai-Jeddah track" came in fifth place with 170,000 seats, and the "Dubai-Kuwait track" came in tenth place with more than 140,000 seats.

In turn, the "Bahrain-Dubai track" ranked eighth, with 149,000 seats.


Dubai International Airport maintained its first position as the busiest international airport for the eighth year in a row, as it received 29.1 million passengers during 2021, exceeding the initial expectations, with a relative increase of half a million passengers.

Expectations indicate that annual passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport will reach 55.1 million passengers by the end of 2022.

• Dubai International Airport beats "London Heathrow" by a margin of one million scheduled seats.

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