OAG: Record 3.55 million scheduled seats during April

Dubai International continues to maintain its global lead as the largest hub for air transport

55.1 million passengers are expected through Dubai International Airport at the end of 2022. Emirates Today

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 April, amounted to about 3.55 million seats, so that the airport retains its first position as the largest international airport in the world. Scheduled seat capacity on international flights.

According to data received by "Emirates Al-Youm", a copy of it, Dubai International Airport continued to maintain its lead, with a difference of about 270,000 seats, compared to "London Heathrow International Airport", which recorded about 3.28 million seats, and "Amsterdam Airport", which came in the Netherlands. Third place with 2.8 million seats.

International and local

According to the Corporation's data, Dubai International Airport continued its strong performance, ranking third in the world in total seat capacity on flights (international and domestic) together, after "Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport" in the United States, and India's Delhi Airport.

Dubai also acquired five of the 10 busiest international routes during April 2022, two of which were concentrated between Dubai and the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.

According to these results achieved by Dubai, the Middle East dominated the top 10 busiest international airlines, Dubai's share of which was five routes in this list.

The data showed that the "Dubai-Jeddah track" recorded about 242,000 seats, compared to 225,000 seats for the "Dubai-London Heathrow track", while the "Dubai-Mumbai track" recorded about 218,000 seats, and the "Dubai-Riyadh track" more than 185,000 seats, while the "Delhi-Dubai track" recorded about 180,000 seats.

network recovery

The latest data on the Dubai Airports website showed that the total number of destinations served by airlines operating at Dubai International Airport, currently, has reached 194 destinations, with 73 national and international air carriers operating flights to 91 countries.

According to data monitored by "Emirates Today", Dubai International Airport has restored 96% of the interconnection network with countries of the world, 82% of destinations, and 97% of the number of airlines that operated their flights through the airport before the "Covid-19" pandemic.

The airport maintained its first position at the forefront of the busiest international airports around the world for the eighth year in a row, as it received 29.1 million passengers during 2021, exceeding the annual passenger traffic, the initial expectations for the number of passengers through Dubai International Airport in 2021, with a relative increase estimated at half a million passengers , as a result of the increase in air traffic during the last quarter of the year.

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

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