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Dubai International (DXB) has registered its busiest quarter since 2020 with 13.6 million passengers in Q1 2022, indicating that the traffic recovery is gaining momentum at the world’s busiest international hub. This is the second consecutive quarter in which passenger traffic at DXB exceeds the 10 million mark.
DXB passenger volume increased by 5.5 million passengers in March and rose to 13.6 million passengers in the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 15.7% compared to 11.8 million passengers in the last quarter of 2021. Comparison: DXB registered 5.7 million passengers in Q1 2022. Q1 2021.
DXB is currently connected to 193 destinations in 92 countries through 73 scheduled international airlines.
DXB handled a total of 519,555 tons of freight in the first three months of 2022, a 15.5% contraction compared to the previous quarter (4th quarter 2021), in which the hub registered 614,834 tons of air freight.
The total number of flight movements in the first quarter was 81,966, an increase of 5.8% compared to the last quarter of 2021, in which 77,475 flights were registered with DXB.
India maintained its longstanding position as DXB’s main destination country with passenger traffic of 1.6 million, followed by Saudi Arabia (1.1 million), Pakistan (997K) and the UK (934K passengers). The top three cities in terms of passenger numbers were London (617K passengers), Riyadh (517K), Jeddah (337K), closely followed by Istanbul (324K passengers).
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