DALLAS – New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport (DEL) has been ranked because the second busiest airport globally for March 2022 when it comes to seat capability and frequency of home and worldwide flights, by the Official Airline Information (OAG).
The airport catered to three,611,181 seats for the month, solely second to Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Worldwide Airport (ATL), which served 4,422,436 seats. India solely reopened its borders final month, and in a short while, Delhi has witnessed a surge in flights.
Pulling out of the pandemic, the business is displaying optimistic indicators however airfares stay to remain on the upper finish – a given with the rising gas costs.
Listed here are the remaining prime 10 for March, in descending order:
- Dubai Worldwide Airport (DXB): 3,554,527 seats
- London Heathrow Airport (LHR): 3,510,941 seats
- Dallas Dallas/Fort Value Airport (DFW): 3,460,566 seats
- Chicago O’Hare Worldwide Airport (ORD): 3,293,417 seats
- Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX): 3,226,369 seats
- Denver Worldwide Airport (DEN): 3,179,730 seats
- Tokyo – Haneda (HND): 3,114,035 seats
- Guangzhou (CAN): 3,082,153 seats
Delhi Airport has additionally made the most important leap from its twenty third place again in April 2019 to reaching the second spot in March 2022. DEN made a soar from the twenty first spot to the eighth spot, whereas DFW made its means from sixteenth to fifth.
The restoration is somewhat risky at this second with some airports exploding with site visitors whereas others are catching up and whereas some won’t. LHR faces headwinds for the approaching months and would possibly see itself drop additional spots.
Feedback from Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, Delhi Airport
“COVID-19 pandemic had hit the world arduous. Journey restrictions had badly affected the journey and tourism sectors for 2 consecutive years,” stated the CEO, including that “now, with the rise within the variety of vaccinated individuals internationally, governments are easing journey restrictions and slowly opening up their borders.”
“India has final month opened its borders and allowed the entry of absolutely vaccinated worldwide vacationers into the nation,” stated Jaipuriar.
The airport is house to Air India (AI), IndiGo (6E), and Vistara (UK) and serves as an essential hub for the remainder of the Indian airways.
Featured picture: Delhi Airport GMR