OAG names world’s busiest airports for November

With 4.8 million seats, Dubai tops chart for international airports
2023-11-16
/
/ New Delhi
World's busiest airports
OAG names world’s busiest airports for November

OAG says the rankings are based on scheduled airline capacity in the current month and compared to the equivalent month in 2019, pre-pandemic

Global aviation analytics firm OAG’s Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World for November 2023 report names Dubai as the world’s busiest international airport for another consecutive month. London Heathrow & Singapore Changi take the second and third spots respectively.
Rate this post

Dubai International (DXB) remains the world’s busiest international airport in November 2023 with 4.8 million seats, according to the OAG report of the Top 10 Busiest Global Airports in the world for the current month.

In a press statement, OAG says that London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in the United Kingdom is the second biggest international airport with 3.7 million seats. In LHR, seats per day have dropped by 5 pc this month as airlines move into the winter schedule, making the gap between first and second place bigger at 27 pc.

Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) in Korea have both moved up two places to be in third and fourth place respectively. This is due to Netherlands’ capital Amsterdam (AMS) and Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France decreasing capacity, with seats per day for these two airports having dropped by 11 pc and 9 pc respectively. 

OAG adds that Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) in Germany has also seen capacity fall this month compared to last month with seats per day 13 pc lower, but it remains in eighth place. 

As per the data, the busiest global airport, including domestic and international traffic, in November 2023 is Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Georgia with 5 million seats. Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the second busiest airport with 4.8 million seats and Tokyo International Airport (HND) in Japan is third with 4.4 million.

The statement adds that the majority of routes in the global top 10 busiest airports are the same as last month, however Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) in China has returned to the top 10 into seventh place and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in the US has dropped out. Capacity at PEK has grown by 48 pc between January 2023 to November 2023 while Istanbul Airport (IST) has had the biggest drop in seats per day decreasing by 7 pc. 

OAG says the rankings are based on scheduled airline capacity in the current month and compared to the equivalent month in 2019, pre-pandemic. The Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World are calculated using total capacity, domestic and international, and the Top 10 Busiest International Airports are calculated using international seats only.

You may also like
Travel & tourism industry hiring for sustainable practices: GlobalData
Travel & tourism industry hiring for sustainable practices: GlobalData
San Francisco Airport expects 147,000 passengers in summer travel season
Airline capacity in India to reach 230 million seats in 2024: OAG
Airline capacity in India to reach 230 million seats in 2024: OAG
South African tourism
Boosted by visa waivers, South African tourism sees record 2.4 million arrivals in Q12024

Leave a Reply

Get Magazine