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Dubai International maintains its lead as the largest air transport hub

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Data published by OAG International, an airport and airline data provider, showed that the total number of seats scheduled on international flights through Dubai International Airport reached about 3.94 million scheduled seats during September 2022, so “Dubai International” retained its first position as the Largest International Airport in Scheduled Seat Capacity, by a wide margin over “London Heathrow”, which came in second.

According to data obtained by “Emirates Today”, a copy of which, Dubai International Airport has continued to register strong growth rates in recent months in light of the increase in the number of flights and their resumption to more international destinations.

The data showed that “Dubai International” retained its first position with a difference of more than half a million seats compared to “London Heathrow” airport, which recorded more than 3.3 million seats, and then “Amsterdam” airport with about 3, 1 million seats. .

According to the data published by the Corporation, Dubai International Airport continued its strong performance to be ranked second globally in total flight seat capacity (international and domestic) combined behind Hartsfield Atlanta Airport which came first.

Total flight seat capacity (international and domestic) combined at Dubai International Airport in September this year was about 3.9 million seats, compared to about 4.6 million seats at Hartsfield Atlanta Airport, followed by Tokyo International Airport in third place with 3.6 million seats.

Dubai also acquired four of the 10 busiest international routes during September 2022, two of which were concentrated between Dubai and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. According to these results obtained by Dubai, the Middle East dominated the 10 busiest international airlines.

The data showed that the “Dubai – Riyadh route” recorded around 307,000 seats, compared to 228,000 seats for the “Dubai – Mumbai route”, while the “Dubai – Jeddah route” recorded around 223,000 seats, and the “Dubai – London Heathrow” track ” more. of 221,000 seats.

Dubai International Airport received around 27.9 million passengers during the first half of this year, registering a record increase of 161.9% compared to the same period last year, surpassing the total number of passengers recorded in 2021 by around 1.2 million passengers, supported by the strong performance achieved by the airport in the second quarter of 2022, despite the airport’s reduced capacity during the renovation of the northern runway, which lasted 45 days in May and June 2022.

According to Dubai Airports, these strong results indicate that 67.5% of passenger traffic rates were achieved through Dubai International during the same period in 2019 before the Corona pandemic. Maintaining its exceptional performance, the airport achieved quarterly growth for the ninth consecutive time since the start of the pandemic, as the airport received 14.2 million passengers during the second quarter of this year, achieving an annual increase of 190.6%.

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