Dubai International (DXB) recorded 14.2 million passengers in the second quarter of 2022, a year-on-year jump of 190.6%. It remained the world’s busiest international airport in August.
With over 4. 1 million seats, the airport was well ahead of London Heathrow at 3.4 million seats, aviation data firm OAG said. A steady surge of growth throughout the second quarter has propelled Dubai International’s (DXB) half yearly traffic to 27.9 million passengers, just 1.2 million shy of the airport’s total annual traffic last year.
The hub welcomed a total of 27,884,888 passengers in the first half of the year, up 161.9% compared to H1 2021. The traffic volume represents 67.5% of DXB’s pre-pandemic passenger traffic during the same period in 2019.
London Heathrow, which took the second place, saw its capacity drop 4 per cent in August from the month before. Amsterdam (3.15 million seats), Paris CDG (3.14 million), Istanbul (2.9 million), Frankfurt (2.9 million), Doha (2.2 million), London Gatwick (2.094 million), Singapore Changi (2.089 million) and Madrid (2.012) completed the top 10.
Top airline routes included Dubai-Riyadh, Mumbai-Dubai, and Dubai-London Heathrow were also among the top 10 busiest global international airline routes in August, with 301,568, 235,710 and 227,450 seats, respectively. Kuala Lumpur – Singapore Changi with 325,350 seats was the busiest.
Within the Middle East region, Dubai International dominated rankings, with Dubai-Riyadh, Mumbai-Dubai, Dubai-London Heathrow, Dubai-Jeddah, Delhi-Dubai and Bahrain-Dubai being among the top 10 routes.