The Dubai International Airport (DXB) has retained No.1 ranking in Total Air Connectivity Ranking in 2022 across Asia-Pacific and Middle East.
The Airport Connectivity Report 2022 announced by the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific & Middle East (ACI APAC & MID) on Tuesday revealed that the air connectivity in the Middle East stands out with +26% growth in total connectivity in 2022 vs 2019, with direct connectivity to destinations in North America, Asia-Pacific and Africa witnessing the strongest recovery post COVID 19, with Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs) driving the growth.
On the contrary, Asia-Pacific has seen a decline in air connectivity by -38% in the same period.
The Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East (ACI APAC & MID) Stefano Baronci said, “We congratulate Dubai International for achieving the No.1 position in the ACI Asia-Pacific & Middle East connectivity ranking. This reaffirms Dubai Airport’s commitment to providing top-quality air connectivity, both direct and indirect, connecting people and places across the world. Dubai Airport has consolidated its leading position in this ranking by improving its connectivity post-pandemic, with a growth of 17% over 2019. Dubai Airport’s commitment to enhancing connectivity is bolstering the region’s economy and global trade.”
Welcoming another milestone for DXB, the CEO of Dubai Airports Paul Griffiths said, “I’m incredibly proud to see DXB at the top of the Airport Connectivity Index for Asia Pacific and the Middle East. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our team and our service partners working across DXB, and it reaffirms our commitment to providing seamless connections for our guests worldwide. We’ll continue to elevate the travel experience, and connect people, cultures, and opportunities like never before.”