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Delhi airport displaced Dubai as world's second busiest in March

Possibly since other big aviation markets are not yet fully open for international travel, say experts about OAG data

Delhi airport, air travel, passengers, coronavirus

Airlines operating into the Delhi airport flew around 3.6 million seats as compared to 4.4 million deployed by airlines in Atlanta

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, India’s largest, emerged as the second busiest airport in the world in March, displacing Dubai Airport and trailing only Atlanta in the pecking order, according to OAG, a global travel data provider.

Its flight to the second position was the result of a strong recovery in the domestic aviation market. The government’s decision to reopen international flights last month also helped increase traffic flow.

“With the rise in the number of vaccinated people across the world, governments are easing travel restrictions and slowly opening up their borders. India opened its borders and allowed the entry of fully

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First Published: May 02 2022 | 9:21 PM IST

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