According to the data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Mumbai-Dubai route was India’s busiest international city pair with 21, 50,000 people flying between the two cities in 2015. This makes it the busiest international city pair in the world.
The pair of two major business centers was followed by the Delhi-Dubai as the second route with 17 lakh people flying between the two countries.
Most of the traffic to Dubai is transit for the passengers flying to other countries. Five Indian airlines offering overseas flights — Air India, AI Express, Jet Airways, IndiGo and SpiceJet connected almost 300 city pairs in the year 2015 along with other 70 international flights.
The other international city pairs that saw big passenger loads were London-Delhi, Bangkok and Abu Dhabi to Delhi and Mumbai, and Chennai-Colombo.
India had direct flights to 52 countries last year including to Africa, the Americas and Australia and the maximum air traffic India had with any country was in the Gulf.