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The 8 largest airports and airlines in the United Arab Emirates

Further information is provided on the 8 biggest airports in the United Arab Emirates. At Dubai International Airport alone, 84 airlines operate and serve flights to and from 188 destinations.

Out of the six airlines of the country we have listed biggest 6. Emirates is leading here with a total of 157 flight destinations.

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The 8 biggest airports in the United Arab Emirates



Freight volume

In 2020, a total of 12.17 billion ton-kilometers (= total mass transported in tons multiplied by kilometers traveled) of cargo was moved by air in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai International Airport alone accounted for around 2.51 million metric tons.

The biggest airlines based in the United Arab Emirates

The largest airline in the country with scheduled passenger traffic and in terms of fleet size is Emirates. In 2020, it carried 56.20 million passengers. It currently has a fleet of 262 aircrafts. The main airlines for civil passenger traffic in the United Arab Emirates are:

IATANameCallsignFleet sizeDestinations
EKEmiratesEmirates262157
EYEtihad AirwaysEtihad10381
FZFlydubaiSkydubai6894
G9Air ArabiaArabia64120
3LAir Arabia Abu DhabiNawras827
5WWizz Air Abu DhabiWizz Sky827

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