Dubai International (DXB) is the World's Busiest Airport in October

  • Publish date: Monday، 01 November 2021
Dubai International (DXB) is the World's Busiest Airport in October
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Dubai International (DXB) reclaimed its position as the world’s busiest airport in October. The city handled 13 million passengers in the first seven months of 2021.

“Government took strategic decisions and offered the right incentives to enable the country to overcome the effects of the pandemic and put us in the right position to lead the world’s economic recovery, and build bridges across the world to accelerate the recovery process, especially in aviation and tourism sectors,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), chairman of Dubai Airports and chairman and CEO of Emirates Group.

According to global travel data provider OAG “Amsterdam Schiphol (airport) position as the world's busiest international airport was short-lived as Dubai (DXB) reclaims the top spot as capacity through the Middle East hub returns in earnest. Amsterdam moves into second place and Europe’s other big hubs are also catching up with Frankfurt (FRA) moving into 3rd place and London Heathrow (LHR)”

Dubai International overtook Amsterdam airport with over 2.72 million seats in October.

Dubai International (DXB) is the World's Busiest Airport in October

Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Istanbul, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Doha, Madrid, Antalya and Vienna airports were among the 10 busiest airports in October.

DXB clocked 10.6 million passengers in the first six months of 2021 despite travel restrictions affecting its key source markets throughout the second quarter.