The International Airport of Dubai is the world’s fastest growing airport. The latest statistics from OAG disclosed it when measured by annual seat capacity growth.
The report from OAG FACTS – Frequency and Capacity Trend Statistics, for April shows the availability of 757000 additional seats from Dubai International Airport in April 2013 when compared with April 2012.
Since 2004, the figures show the Middle East hubs increased capacity by an average of 12 percent per year. Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur is the second fastest growing airport in terms of seat capacity with 552000 seats added in the last 12 months.
Measured by Annual Passenger numbers, Istanbul Ataturk Airport is named as fastest growing airport of 2012, placed third with number of seats rise by 529000 between April 2012 and April 2013.
Executive Vice President of OAG John Grant said that the Dubai International Airports continuous increase in capacity compared to last decade has been driven by growth of Dubai based carrier Emirates. The airline has included new destinations with nearly 22000 additional seats daily. Capacity also increased on existing routes including Dubai International – London Heathrow Service which became A-380 operation at the end of year 2012. He also said that AirAsia will have 13 percent more seats in this April compared to last year’s April.
Indonesia’s Jakarta International Airport is the fourth airport on the list that added most seats in the last 12 months and Mexico City International Airport is the fifth airport with only three carriers – Aeromexico, Interjet and Volaris.