Dubai retains title of world’s busiest international airport

Dubai International Airport has been named the world's busiest for international passenger traffic and the second busiest for cargo, according to new figures released by the Airports Council International (ACI).

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Dubai International Airport has been named the world’s busiest for international passenger traffic and the second busiest for cargo, according to new figures released by the Airports Council International (ACI).

The 2015 ACI World Airport Traffic report showed that DXB serviced 77.5 million passengers last year, up 10.7 percent over 2014, putting it ahead of London Heathrow and Hong Kong for international passengers.

It also showed that Dubai handled 2.51 million metric tonnes of freight in 2015, up 3.4 percent over 2014, putting it second behind Hong Kong in the international air cargo category.

Worldwide airport passenger numbers increased 6.4 percent in 2015 to almost 7.2 billion, registering increases in all six regions. More info

By Staff  www.arabianbusiness.com

 

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