Dubai airport featured amongst 5 of 10 busiest global routes

Web Desk 08:37 PM | 9 Jan, 2023
Dubai airport featured amongst 5 of 10 busiest global routes
Dubai airport featured amongst 5 of 10 busiest global routes
Dubai airport featured amongst 5 of 10 busiest global routes
Dubai airport featured amongst 5 of 10 busiest global routes
Dubai airport featured amongst 5 of 10 busiest global routes
Dubai airport featured amongst 5 of 10 busiest global routes

DUBAI - In another distinction, Dubai International Airport (DXB) has been featured in five of the top 10 global busiest routes in terms of seats.

According to the rankings released by flights database company OAG, Dubai saw strong passenger traffic growth on Gulf and Indian routes following the recovery in the aviation sector.

OAG - which provides data on global flight information, airports and airlines -  stated that Dubai-Riyadh was the second busiest route last year worldwide, with 40 flights per day and 3.191 million seats.

Moreover, Dubai-London Heathrow and Dubai-Jeddah were the fourth and sixth busiest routes with 2.697 million and 2.425 seats, respectively. Meanwhile, Mumbai-Dubai and Delhi-Dubai were the eighth and 10th busiest routes globally in terms of seat capacity at 1.977 million and 1.898 million, respectively.

The company highlighted that Cairo-Jeddah was the busiest route with 3.234 million seats globally during the 12-month period; the route has 35 daily flights.

The data features scheduled seats between the period from October 2021 and September 2022 and somewhat bolsters the official figures released by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship.

According to those figures, Dubai received 23,672,468 (2.3 million) passengers in 2022 through different ports. Of these, 21,817,022 arrived through Dubai’s two airports.

It merits mention that the United Arab Emirates made a swift recovery in the backdrop of tourism and aviation after the Covid-19 pandemic dent a severe blow to the travel industry worldwide. 

The recovery was supported by carriers which brought back their capacity at a fast pace after the pandemic.

OAG said the Middle East plays an important role in aviation globally with four of the top 10 high-density routes being within the region.

“This shift in focus to the Middle East partly reflects the slower pace of a travel recovery across Asia, where previously many of the key Asian trunk routes dominated the busiest international routes, and the ambitions of Saudi Arabia towards their Vision 2030 goal which will see air traffic grow substantially in the next decade,” OAG said.

Interestingly, Dubai-Los Angeles was the 10th longest route served by airlines with a seating capacity of 30,960 as of September 2022.

It is to be highlighted that the Covid-19 pandemic has altogether changed the rankings and as per OAG, the busiest international route in 2019 was between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Changi

(KUL-SIN). In 2019, carriers operated 82 daily flights between the two cities, however in the last 12 months this has averaged just 33 flights per day.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 28, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 263.9 266.15
Euro EUR 275.75 278.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 313 316
U.A.E Dirham AED 69.75 70.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 67.25 67.9
Australian Dollar AUD 178.5 180.9
Bahrain Dinar BHD 644.19 652.19
Canadian Dollar CAD 187.5 189.70
China Yuan CNY 35.71 36.11
Danish Krone DKK 35.38 35.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 30.94 31.29
Indian Rupee INR 2.97 3.08
Japanese Yen JPY 2.50 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 793.10 802.15
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 57.02 57.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 156.69 158.69
Norwegians Krone NOK 24.46 24.76
Omani Riyal OMR 629.39 637.39
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 66.54 67.24
Singapore Dollar SGD 184.38 186.38
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 23.81
Swiss Franc CHF 263.01 265.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.38 7.53

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs209,600 on Saturday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs174,990.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs157,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 178,500.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Karachi PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Islamabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Peshawar PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Quetta PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Sialkot PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Attock PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Gujranwala PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Jehlum PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Multan PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Bahawalpur PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Gujrat PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Nawabshah PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Chakwal PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Hyderabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Nowshehra PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Sargodha PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Faisalabad PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220
Mirpur PKR 209,600 PKR 2,220


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