It operates 1.31 million seats on international flights departing within a week

Airlines in the Emirates regain 87.5% of their seat capacity before the pandemic

The level of seat capacity for the current week is 75% higher compared to the levels of 2021. Archive

OAG International, the provider of airport and airline data, revealed that airlines operating in the UAE airports will occupy about 1.31 million seats on outgoing international flights during the week that started from August 15, compared to 1.29 million seats in the previous week. , with a growth rate of 1.5%, noting that air carriers at the country's airports added 19,000 seats within one week, and recovered about 87.5% of their complex capacity compared to pre-pandemic levels.

And data for the corporation, a copy of which was obtained by Emirates Today, indicated that the level of seat capacity for this week is 75% higher compared to the levels of 2021, as airlines occupied 750,000 weekly seats, and 12.5% ​​less compared to pre-pandemic levels, with the operation of carriers. Air has about 1.5 million seats.

The UAE ranked second in the list of the 20 largest air transport markets in the world in terms of growth in scheduled seat capacity on flights at its international airports (number of seats), recording a growth of 1.5% after the Saudi market, which recorded a growth of 2.7%.

According to OAG data, the country's airports recorded strong and continuous growth rates in their capabilities this year compared to last year's levels, with more airlines resuming their flights, opening new destinations, as well as operating additional flights to various international markets.

And she indicated that the UAE has acquired the largest part of the scheduled seat capacity of airlines in the Middle East, which is scheduled to occupy about 4.59 million seats this week, with a growth rate of 1.4%, pointing out that the UAE market accounts for about 28.5% of the total volume of capacity. Operated by airlines in the region as a whole.

According to the Foundation, the airlines operating in the UAE airports occupied a total of 5.7 million scheduled seats in one direction last July, compared to about five million seats in the previous June, with a growth rate of about 15%.

It is noteworthy that Dubai Airport retained the first position, as the largest international airport in the scheduled seat capacity on international flights during July.

Dubai International continued its strong performance, ranking second globally in total seat capacity on flights (international and domestic) together, after Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport in the United States.

biggest market

OAG International, the provider of airport and airline data, reported that the weekly capacity of airlines worldwide is still at 102.4 million seats, noting that Western Europe is currently the largest regional market.

• Air carriers at UAE airports added 19,000 seats in one week.

• 5.7 million one-way scheduled seats for airlines operating in the country's airports last July.

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