Connections to Riyadh, London, Jeddah, Bahrain and Cairo all feature in top 10 busiest international air routes in NovemberLN
The re-emergence of Dubai as a global aviation hub from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic was confirmed this month as the emirate featured in five of the top 10 busiest international air routes.
According to latest data from aviation analysts OAG, Dubai International Airport is again dominating international travel as markets continue to reopen.
Dubai features in five of the world’s busiest routes so far in November, connecting the emirate to Riyadh, London Heathrow, Jeddah, Bahrain and Cairo.
OAG said Dubai to Riyadh is the world’s busiest international route with 242,446 seats, followed by the connection to Heathrow (226,496). Also in the top 10 are Dubai connections to Jeddah (182,794), Bahrain (147,828) and Cairo (135,534).
The November figures build on the recovery seen to the end of October when passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport (DXB) grew by almost 20 percent in the last four weeks to reach 20.7 million in the year to date.
The airport said it is expecting this surge towards the recovery of the industry to continue during the final quarter of 2021.