Dubai International Airport surpasses JFK International Airport in capacity

International business travelers may soon find themselves flying through another airport for their long haul flights.

Gulf News reports that according to OAG's Frequency and Capacity Trend Statistics (FACTS), Dubai International Airport has surpassed JFK International Airport in New York in capacity for the first time.

The airport allows Dubai to connect to 220 cities in the world, according to the news source, with 130 scheduled flights. With these statistics, Dubai becomes the most "connected" city in the region.

Seat capacity to and from the airport has increased to 11.65 million, up from 10.5 million a year ago, while the total number of seats available grew to 7.02 from 6.31 according to the FACTS report.

"Dubai International Airport is home to a growing airline, which is supported by a government interested in opening international markets, catapulting the airport into the position of a leading international airport," Peter von Moltke, Chief Executive Officer of UBM Aviation, parent company of OAG, told the news source.ADNFCR-3467-ID-19938924-ADNFCR

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