The busiest air routes in the Mid­dle East re­vealed

Route be­tween Dubai’s DXB and Kuwait In­ter­na­tional is the world’s 10th busiest

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The route be­tween Dubai’s DXB and Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port is the world’s 10th busiest, according to new data from OAG Aviation.Its new re­port showed that the route has 14,581 flights per year op­er­ated by four car­ri­ers, with an on-time per­for­mance (OTP) of 82.5%, the best of any of the top 20 routes.

The list of the world’s busiest routes is topped by Kuala Lumpur to Sin­ga­pore with 30,187 flights op­er­ated by eight car­ri­ers and an OTP of 72.8%.

OAG also re­vealed that the route be­tween Dubai’s DXB and Lon­don Heathrow is the eighth busiest long-haul route in the world with 7,109 flights op­er­ated by three car­ri­ers and an OTP of 72.7%.

According to the data, Saudi Ara­bia has the 10th busiest do­mes­tic route with Jed­dah to Riyadh hav­ing 35,149 flights op­er­ated by five car­ri­ers. The busiest do­mes­tic route is the world is Jeju City to Seoul in South Korea with 79,460 op­er­ated by seven car­ri­ers.

In the Mid­dle East and Africa, the data showed that the top 10 busiest in­ter­na­tional routes in the re­gion are all be­tween DXB and other ma­jor re­gional ci­ties in the re­gion - in­clud­ing Kuwait (14,581), Mus­cat (12,680), Bahrain (12,576) and Riyadh (12,550). None of these routes is more than 900km.

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