Dubai airport records highest monthly traffic in 55 years


By Abdul Basit

Dubai International airport, the world’s busiest airport by international passengers, recorded the highest monthly traffic of 7.3 million in August – highest in its 55-year history.

1bThe passenger per movement during the month was 217, which is among the highest for international hubs and a milestone of efficiency for Dubai airport.

“DXB [Dubai International airport] has welcomed over 700 million passengers in its five-and-a-half decade history, clocking an unparalleled average growth rate of over 15 per cent,” Dubai Airports chief executive officer Paul Griffiths said in a statement.

India remained the top destination country with financial capital Mumbai as the busiest destination, followed by the UK and Saudi Arabia. London was the top destination city followed closely by Kuwait and Doha, according to Dubai International Airport, which is celebrating its 55th year. More info