Dubai-Kuwait air route among world's busiest

More than 15,300 flights carried 2.7 million passengers between the Gulf destinations in a 12 month time span
By Bernd Debusmann Jr
Sun 06 May 2018 01:54 PM

The air route between Dubai and Kuwait is one of the world’s busiest and the busiest in the Middle East and Africa, according to a new study from air travel intelligence firm OAG Aviation.

The study found that a total of 15,332 flights carried 2.7 million passengers on the route between March 2017 and February 18, making it the ninth busiest air route in the world.

Emirates was the largest carrier on the route, with 49 percent of total capacity, significantly larger than flydubai, Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways. Additionally, DXB was found to be a substantial hub, with 38 percent connecting share and 62 percent local share at destination.

The world’s busiest international air route was found to be between Singapore and Kuala Lampur, with 30,500 flights between the two cities in the 12 months examined by the study.

On average, 84 flights make the short flight – which is serviced by a number of airlines - each day.

The second busiest air route is between Hong Kong and Taipei (28,887 flights), followed by Jakarta to Singapore (27,304 flights).

Of the 20 busiest international air routes, 14 were found to be in Asia, compared to two in Europe, two in North America and one between North America and Europe, along with the Dubai-Kuwait flight.

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Last Updated: Sun 06 May 2018 02:45 PM GST

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