Stays World's No. 1 Airport
ubai airport was the world’s busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travelers, The airport welcomed 7,854,657 passengers in December, up 1.9% compared to 7,706,351 recorded in the same month in 2016.
100 airlines connect Dubai International to more than 240 destinations around the world
International traffic at the UAE airport increased by 4.6 million passengers or 5.5 percent compared to the previous year
DXB welcomed six new scheduled passenger airlines during the year, including SalamAir, Badr Airlines, and Air Moldova, while home based carriers Emirates and flydubai added 3 and 10 new passenger destinations and increased frequency/capacity on 31 and 22 routes respectively.
In terms of destination cities served by DXB, Doha retained the top spot with 2,782,600 passengers (+18 per cent) followed closely by London with 2,659,602 passengers (+1 per cent) and Mumbai with 2,214,221 passengers (+14 per cent)
Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports said: “It’s another banner year for Dubai International where we broke records, engaged and entertained our customers in new ways, and retained our position as the world’s number one international hub.
“But we have no time to rest on our laurels as we are already busy testing the readiness our newest facility, the $1.2 billion Concourse D, which when it opens for our 70 plus airlines this quarter, will play a crucial role in helping us welcome millions of passengers in comfort and style.”