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Busiest airports by seat capacity Jul-2022: World, Europe, International – status quo being restored

While statistics for passenger numbers in 1H2022 are yet to be collated, some indication of trends can be taken from OAG’s regular monthly round-up of the busiest airports in the categories Global, International and European; all measured by seat capacity.

In some ways there are no surprises in the Jul-2022 report. Those airports that were leaders in 2019 are slowly but surely making their way back to the top in their respective categories, and that is particularly true in Europe and the Middle East.

Asia Pacific still languishes as restrictions remain in place or are only slowly being eased. Only three airports – Tokyo HanedaGuangzhou and Singapore Changi – make it into the tables.

Four airports stand out as performing better than might be expected: Doha, SingaporeDallas-Fort Worth and Denver, while Istanbul continues to impress.

But the main message is that ‘business as usual’ is at least making a comeback.

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