- The popular route was followed by Cairo-Jeddah and Dubai-Jeddah in second and third place respectively
DUBAI: Riyadh-Dubai was the Middle East’s busiest airline route in May as the Kingdom re-started international travel, according to data from OAG.
The popular route was followed by Cairo-Jeddah and Dubai-Jeddah in second and third place respectively.
Saudi Arabia resumed international travel on May 17 with national carrier Saudia operating flights to 30 international destinations. It comes as other regional airlines also slowly emerge from the pandemic.
However, Dubai, the region’s biggest hub for international air travel, is still feeling the impact of the decline in passenger numbers from India, usually its biggest source of visitors.
“India is one of the largest source markets for the UAE and Dubai in particular,” Aathira Prasad, head of macroeconomics at Nasser Saidi & Associates, told Bloomberg TV on Sunday. “With the restrictions related to COVID-19 and the flights being stopped, that’s a massive hit on the tourism market.”
Globally, Asia dominated the busiest domestic airline routes during the month. Infact, just one of the busiest air routes in the world operates outside Asia – this is Saudi Arabia’s busiest trunk route between Jeddah-Riyadh — the ninth busiest domestic airline route overall, OAG said.
OAG defines the busiest air routes as those with the largest volume of scheduled airline seats in a given calendar month.
Pictogram people become unlikely MVPs One of the most striking sequences in the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony revolved around pictograms. Tokyo organizers have been touting their "kinetic pictograms," which show figures bursting into motion across dozens of...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden declared preserving voting rights an urgent national “test of our time” on Tuesday but offered few concrete proposals to meet it.Texas Democrats took theirown dramatic action to stymie Republican efforts to tighten ballot...
بيروت - رويترز - استقال سعد الحريري من منصبه كرئيس للوزراء في لبنان يوم الثالثاء معلنا انه وصلإلى ”طريق مسدود“ في محاولة لحل أزمة نجمت عن احتجاجات ضخمة ضد الطبقة الحاكمة وأغرقتالبالد في االضطرابات. وتشير خطوة السياسي السني البارز إلى تصاعد التوترات السياسية التي قد...
Submit your event
We will be happy to share your events. Please email us the details and pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box: 311001 Independance, Ohio, 44131
+1 (216) 269 3272