Delhi airport emerges as world’s 10th busiest airport in October

The Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital has emerged as the world’s 10th busiest airport in October, improving its ranking compared to the pre-pandemic period.

In its report, aviation analytics firm OAG said Delhi airport has improved its position from 14th place in October 2019, which was the pre-pandemic time. In October 2022, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was the busiest in the world.

The rankings by OAG are based on scheduled airline capacity in the current month and compared to the equivalent month in 2019, pre-pandemic. The world’s top 10 busiest airports list is prepared using total capacity, both domestic and international.

After Atlanta, Dubai and Tokyo Haneda airports are at the 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively.

For the Delhi airport, also known as the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), the number of seats was 34,13,855, as per OAG.

The Indian aviation sector is recovering after being significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic that also saw scheduled international flight services remaining suspended for more than two years starting from March 2020.