DXB will remain the busiest international airport in 2023

Dubai Airports recently forecast that annual passenger traffic would exceed 2019 figures and reach 86.8 million in 2023.

Dubai International Airport (DXB) remained the busiest international airport with 56.5 million seats in 2023, according to the latest figures released by aviation consultancy OAG.

The Middle East aviation hub, which was also the busiest international airport in 2022 and 2019 with a capacity of 53.98 million and 45.27 million seats, respectively, recorded a 25 percent increase in seats this year in compared to last year.

Dubai airports It recently forecast that annual passenger traffic would exceed 2019 figures and reach 86.8 million in 2023, helped by strong growth during the first 9 months of 2023.

In the second half of 2023, average monthly traffic reached 7.6 million, tracking pre-pandemic levels during the third quarter. Dubai airports The record numbers are projected to continue in the fourth quarter of 2023 and 2024 as well.

“We are delighted, but not entirely surprised, that DXB is set to surpass the pre-pandemic milestone well ahead of our initial projections by almost a year. “Our outlook for the remainder of this year and next remains optimistic.”

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airportshe said in a previous statement.

The travel and tourism sector has been one of the key drivers of the emirate’s post-pandemic recovery and growth due to the successful handling of the coronavirus disease.

According OAGLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR) came in second with 46.5 million seats, a similar capacity to 2019 but an increase of 24 percent compared to 2022. London Heathrow Airport was followed by Amsterdam (37.17 million seats), Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (36.67 million seats), Singapore Changi International Airport (36.13 million), Istanbul Airport, Incheon International Airport in Seoul, Frankfurt Airport, Doha International Airport and Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez-Barajas Airport.

OAG said Dubai International has been ranked as the world’s second busiest airport in 2023 with 56.5 million seats after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was named the world’s busiest airport with 61 million seating.

Dubai-Riyadh was ranked the world’s sixth busiest route in 2023 with 3.99 million seats, falling from second position in 2022.

Here are all the rankings for 2023:

  • Kuala Lumpur-Singapore – 4,891,952 seats
  • Cairo-Jeddah – 4,795,712 seats
  • Hong Kong-Taipei – 4,568,280 seats
  • Seoul-Osaka – 4,218,484 seats
  • Seoul-Tokyo – 4,155,418 seats
  • Dubai-Riyadh –3,990,076 seats
  • Jakarta-Singapore – 3,910,502 seats
  • New York-London – 3,878,590 seats
  • Bangkok-Singapore –3,478,474 seats
  • Bangkok-Seoul –3,362,968 seats

News Source: Khaleej Times

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