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Dubai International remains the largest air transport hub in the world

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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 during the month of August exceeded four million seats, ranking first as the largest international airport in capacity Scheduled seats on international flights, well ahead of London Heathrow Airport, which came second.
According to data received by “Emirates Today”, a copy of which, Dubai International Airport is in front, as the largest airport in the world for international flights, with a difference of about 600,000 seats compared to “London Heathrow International”, which scored about 3 .4 million seats, followed by “London Heathrow Airport” which scored about 3.4 million seats.Dutch Amsterdam, which came in third with 3.15 million seats, while Charles de Gaulle International Airport was fourth with 3.1 million seats.
In its monthly bulletin, the OAG stated that Dubai International Airport maintained its capacity during this August, compared to last month.
According to data published by the company, Dubai International Airport continued its strong performance and also ranks second globally in total flight seat capacity (international and domestic) combined after “Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport” in the United States, which recorded about 4.7 million scheduled seats in August .
Dubai International Airport moved from third place in 2019, that is before the “Covid-19” pandemic, to second place this year in terms of total seat capacity on flights (international and domestic) combined.
According to the report, Dubai acquired three of the 10 busiest international runways during July 2022, noting that (Dubai Riyadh) runway registered more than 300,000 seats, followed by (Bombay Dubai) runway with 235,000 seats, and (Dubai Heathrow) runway with 227 thousand seats.
Dubai International Airport achieved a strong performance in the second quarter of this year, contributing to the increase in the number of passengers through the airport during the first six months to around 27.9 million passengers, surpassing the number of passengers over the past year by approx. 1.2 million passengers, with a total of 26.7 million passengers. This is despite the reduced capacity of the airport during the renovation of the northern runway, which lasted for 45 days in May and June this year.
The airport also maintained its outstanding performance, achieving quarterly growth for the ninth consecutive time since the start of the global pandemic, as Dubai International Airport recorded 14.2 million passengers during the second quarter of this year, achieving an annual increase of 190, 6%.
The latest data on Dubai Airports website showed that the total number of destinations served directly by airlines operating at Dubai International Airport has exceeded 206 destinations within their global network in 92 countries on the six continents of the world, while 68 international airlines operate at the airport.
According to data monitored by “Emirates Today”, at the beginning of this August, Dubai International Airport has restored 98% of the network with countries in the world, and more than 87% of destinations, as well as 89% for the number of airlines, compared to pre -pandemic levels. Covid-19.

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