Currently accounting for 2% of all outbound air traffic globally, DXB will retain its ranking
According to new data from ForwardKeys’ report The Busiest Airports in the World, Dubai International airport (DXB) will keep its ranking as the world’s busiest airport for outbound traffic in 2023.
The research analysed traffic for the first seven months of the year, combined with forecasts for the remainder of the year.
DXB’s traffic will be 1% behind 2019, with higher traffic levels than London's Heathrow, which was in second place, and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport, which was in third place.
Traffic from Heathrow is on track to be 2% ahead of pre-pandemic levels, while traffic from the Paris airport is 10% behind.
Dubai International airport’s performance can be attributed to its connectivity and position at a global crossroads, benefitting from reactivated European, North American and Indian travel.
In addition, the report stated that outbound seat capacity is set to improve further as long-haul travel from China continues to recover.
Elsewhere in the region, Qatar’s Hamad International Airport climbed six places to ninth place, accounting for 1% of global outbound traffic with outbound traffic levels 15% above pre-pandemic levels.
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